Washington University in St. Louis supports your professional and personal growth throughout your entire career.

While you own the direction of your career, we help you lead the effort by offering resources, tools, strategies, and many learning options for a rewarding and dynamic career. We also believe that your competitive value to the workplace is “defined not only by skills and knowledge, but by heart and character.” Career development builds potential for change, discovery, and innovation, and prepares you for work that matters—to you, Washington University, and the world we share. Read more about the Principles of Career Development.


Develop greater self-understanding by taking stock of your interests, skills, competencies, values, goals, and life transitions that inform your career choices.

Career Corner

Where Washington University employees learn, plan, and connect. Additional resources and inspiration for career planning.

Career Exploration

Generate options, and make decisions about your career, including opportunities for improvement and advancement at Washington University.

Tools & Resources

Create an Individual Development Plan  and learn more about strategies for a successful job search, including resume, cover letter, informational interview, job interview, networking, social media, and much more.