2020-2021 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career and Life Planning

With the help of the CLP team, students can develop comprehensive career and life plans consistent with their skills, interests, values and personal characteristics; acquire skills by engaging in co-curricular, work and service activities successfully, and; effectively articulate and demonstrate their skills, interests, values and characteristics to contacts in the world of work and further study.

Career and Life Planning works with the entire College community in order to accomplish its mission. CLP actively engages students and ensures students access to services in the following areas, consistent with their interests and abilities:

Career development, choice of major and interest “testing”

  • Resume and interview preparation, the job search and employer contact
  • Internships
  • Community service work-study
  • Graduate school application and acceptance

Career & Life Planning is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every day.


What are internships?

  • A field-based setting to expand your network, knowledge, and skills
  • You are an active member of a company’s professional staff
  • Work with experienced professionals capable of teaching and evaluating your progress

Career and Life Planning can help every step of your way to search, apply, and interview for an internship. We LISTEN TO YOUR individualized goals and pathways to jumpstart your career! Appointments are only an email away.

Community Service

Career & Life Planning offers a variety of volunteer service placements in the local communities. These placements include opportunities in public schools, a private school for challenging teens, after‐school programs, a daycare center, a senior center, a public library, a teen center and an equine therapy center, among others. Volunteering in the community not only helps those in need, but enables NEC student volunteers to acquire additional skills and a sense of confidence. With approval of a sponsoring faculty member, volunteer work can be undertaken for academic credit as an internship. Under Federal Work Study regulations, students with work‐study funds as part of their financial aid package can also be paid for working in the community.