Take charge of your potential and your path to career success.
When it comes to finding a career that’s right for you, preparation and a strong foundation are key. It's important to take full advantage of all of the resources and opportunities that are available to you in determining your career path.
LR faculty and university staff are dedicated to your success. Whether you attend classes in Hickory, Asheville or Columbia or you attend LR online, the same resources and services are available to you through the Career and Professional Development Center.
Career & Professional Development Center
The Alex Lee Career and Professional Development Center, located in Schaeffer Hall, can help you discover your true personality, explore academic majors and career options, assess your strengths and weaknesses, find internships and part-time work and prepare for life after graduation.
The center has partnerships with local companies and organizations to provide opportunities for you to work alongside professionals in the field.
As an LR student and graduate, you receive free career counseling for life. So if you are looking for employment, want to update your resume, negotiate a raise or have your eye on a promotion, the center is always available as a resource to prepare you for what is next.
Education at LR extends beyond the classroom. Through internships, you will connect what you learn in the classroom with real-life applications. You will gain valuable experience while getting an in-depth look at your field of study.
Thanks to a Truist Foundation grant, Lenoir-Rhyne students can apply for small grants to help pay for internship-related expenses.
You can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars to help cover expenses like temporary housing, commuting costs and work-appropriate clothing. You also can apply for funding to offset lost income while you pursue an unpaid or under-paid internship.
Due to overwhelming demand, remaining funds for the 2022-23 academic year are very limited. You may still apply for funding, but please note that we may not be able to fulfill your request.