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Steps to Success

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How does a DePaul education translate to a successful career?


There’s no one way to have a successful career — and there is a lot to consider along the way. Here’s what our students recommend you take advantage of during your time at DePaul.

Take advantage of our quarter system

Complete an internship any time of year, or during the December Intercession.


Connect with your professors and classmates

Your professors are key to finding jobs and internships, and your classmates could become your colleagues. Networking with everyone is critical.

Change your mind

Class trips, service initiatives and seminar courses may introduce you to a new passion. It’s okay to switch your major—lots of students do.


Study abroad

Travel and learn about global communities and how to navigate cultural and communication differences.


Build your portfolio

through class projects, case studies and pro bono work for real companies, and publish it on your Handshake profile to land an internship or job.


Learn from decision-makers

CEOs, CTOs and founders will come into your classroom to share their knowledge with you. Don’t be afraid to talk to them.


Visit Fortune 500 companies on class trips

Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet your future boss.

Learn more from the DePaul Career Center

Working with people, professionals and companies in Chicago will affect and shape your world view.

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