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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.



Reference Files


A reference file contains "letters of reference." These are needed by potential employers or graduate/professional schools in order to learn about your qualifications. Many employers and most graduate schools require these letters before you can obtain employment or admission to graduate school.

The Career Development Center (CDC) Reference File Service maintains your file by updating it as new material is submitted and responds to requests to mail copies of it to employers or graduate/professional schools.

Those eligible to use the CDC reference file service are: matriculated BSC undergraduate and graduate students, BSC graduates, and those attending BSC to receive teaching/ administration certification only. No others may start a file or use the service.

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Updated: 9/2012