Welcome to Student Engagement & Career Development (SECD). We are here to inspire and prepare all graduates to create lives of opportunity aligned with their purpose and values. On this website, you will find the resources and support you need for finding opportunities, making connections, and building skills during your Wildcat and early Alumni years.  

Want to get a feel for what we do at SECD? Visit our brand new Summer Internship Stipend gallery to learn about SECD-supported students currently in an internship experience.

Our vision is that every Wildcat finds support within the University of Arizona community to:

  • Develop in-demand employable skills within and beyond the classroom
  • Engage in experiences that expand their capacity to lead and to solve authentic challenges facing our communities and businesses
  • Design and implement a career plan aligned with personal strengths and values for a lifetime of opportunity and well-being

Start Here: LifeLab

University of Arizona students can get started with LifeLab, to find clear next steps for support and engagement, not only for their time as college students but to build toward their life beyond college. This on-demand service centers around a dynamic, peer-driven model that is rooted in critical reflection, followed by a warm connection to the University’s wide range of high-impact engagements such as research opportunities, networking, experiential learning, and internships.

Support for Wildcats, for Life

Upon graduation, Wildcats can utilize the Alumni Career Lab for life. In partnership with Student Engagement & Career Development, alumni are welcome to explore this site and find professional tips, advice and insights from Arizona alumni, faculty and advisers — no matter your professional focus or career level.

Latest News

Support For New Grads Still Seeking Employment

Congratulations on completing your degree!

If you’re graduating and still engaged in an active job search, we’re here to help! Visit our Still Seeking page for resources to help kick your search into high gear. Schedule a 1:1 appointment with …

By Stacy Burnett
Stacy Burnett Strategist, Content Engagement
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The Job Shadow Program (JSP) is back!

Students: expand your knowledge about industries, job functions, and employer culture at participating organizations via this low-stakes, high-value opportunity to peak behind the curtain! Alumni and employers: host one or more students! Learn more.

By Emily McCarthy
Emily McCarthy Senior Director, Career Development
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Career Core by Kaplan: Here for Wildcats 24/7!

Career Core by Kaplan is the University of Arizona’s partner to help Wildcats get career-ready, no matter their starting point! We have partnered with Kaplan to provide this exclusive content, currently available at only 6 universities. Career Core’s online topic-based …

By Emily McCarthy
Emily McCarthy Senior Director, Career Development
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Contact & Location

(520) 621-2588

Bartlett Academic Success Center Room 301AA
1435 E. 4th Street
Tucson, AZ

SECD Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm