Students are encouraged to visit and take advantage of the center beginning in their first year.

We provide services, programs and opportunities that allow you to explore how your academic and personal interests relate to future professional opportunities, entrance into employment, internships, fellowships and graduate school programs; and success through on- and off-campus interview opportunities, employer information sessions and job and graduate school fairs. Students are encouraged to visit and take advantage of the center beginning in their first year.

Career Planning Roadmap by Class Year

Key Programs

One-on-one advising and professionalization workshops, focusing on technical and soft-skill development, are combined with opportunities for immersive, experiential learning to jump-start the student to career journey. 

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How-to-Guides & Diversity Resources

We offer students a variety of how-to guides and resources to help them prepare for their career journey, such as guides to writing resumes/cvs, cover letters and personal statements, assessing job offers, networking and multicultural resources.   Industry-specific tools and resources are available to aid in your search for experiential learning, full-time jobs and fellowships and graduate or professional school. Our guides and resources can be found on Handshake (login required).

Meet with a Career Adviser One-on-One Career Advising

Benefit from an array of in-depth and personalized sessions with our career advisers, available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Virtual Walk-in Advising Hours

Virtual Walk-ins are being held over Zoom. Much like in-person walk-in advising, students will be able to meet with an adviser for any quick questions they may have. Individual walk-in sessions will last approximately 10-15 minutes. When using the Betty and B. Frank Matthews II ’49 Center for Career Development (Matthews Center) Walk-in Advising Zoom link students will be directed to a waiting room where they can hang tight and an adviser will assist shortly. 

Law School and Medical School

The Matthews Center is an excellent campus resource for students interested in pursuing law school or medical school after Davidson. Students can request an advising appointment with a Matthews Center adviser through Handshake (login required). Learn more about Law School and Medical School.


The Matthews Center's internal job and internship posting system, Handshake, is your primary gateway to Davidson-specific career opportunities and resources. Handshake includes valuable tools and resources for students to utilize during the career management process, summer internship, research, job and fellowship postings and a timeline of events including employer/graduate school visits and professionalization workshops.

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Matthews Center YouTube

Throughout the semester, the Matthews Center will be offering synchronous and asynchronous programming. Head over to our YouTube channel to follow our "Employer + Continuing Education Engagement" playlist to stay up-to-date on the latest information from our employer and continuing education partners. Make sure to also check out our "Wildcat Ready Series" to learn more about topics such as Handshake, Davidson Connect, LinkedIn and more!

Matthews Center YouTube

Davidson Connect

Davidson Connect is a powerful tool that gives Davidson students expert advice from alumni and members of the Davidson network. Davidson Connect helps you obtain advice on career paths and industries, get résumé reviews and practice interviewing for jobs. You can also connect with shared interest groups, view job and internship postings, and more!

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