Center for Career Exploration & Success


The Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. This engagement also deepens self-knowledge, enabling students to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society. Meet the CCES staff.

Overview of Career Development at Miami:

Diversity Initiatives

We are a center for ALL students. As such, we are committed to identifying career pathways for students that speak to the uniqueness and intersectionality of identities and ways in which identities operate in a global society. You might want to learn more about our CCES Diversity Initiatives and meet the CCES Diversity & Inclusion Staff.

Miami Bound Pre-Semester Programs

CCES sponsors two Miami Bound pre-semester programs that bring students to campus a few days early to get a jumpstart on their career planning and development:

  • Miami Bound: The Career Advantage: Customize your career path/goals/gains and get a head start on your career development. As a student in the College of Arts and Science (CAS), the skill sets you'll be learning through your coursework are desired by employers across all industries. During this 1.5-day program, students will meet alumni and upperclassmen, participate in career-related workshops/sessions, connect with academic and career advisors, and much more. Join us for this immersive pre-semester experience. Learn more and register for the Miami Bound: Career Advantage program »
  • Miami Bound: Exploring Health Careers: Your student can start their Miami journey two days early with Miami Bound: Exploring Careers in Health! This program is open to students with any major who have an interest in industries related to health and wellness. Your student will have the opportunity to engage with the Center for Career Exploration and Success, jump-start their career development journey, explore career paths in health industries, and network with faculty, students, and alumni from health-related academic departments. Students will work together to discover how their values, interests, education, and experiences work collectively to influence their future careers and the healthcare industry as a whole.

Resources For Incoming Students

  • CCES Blog:We have a Career Center Blog, where we share perspectives from current students, recent alumni, employers, and others in the Miami Career Community.
  • Handshake is a tool Miami students use to engage with CCES and get connected to great opportunities. Whether it's registering for an event, making an appointment with a career advisor, or applying for an internship they'll want to become familiar with this tool. An account was automatically created for each student upon enrollment at Miami University. Students can log in to activate their account and select a career cluster. Handshake will then recommend jobs and internships based on their profile. Watch our Handshake Overview.

Back to the Campus Resources and Opportunities page »