Macalester’s Career Development Center (CDC) offers programs, services and appointments in our office in Kagin Commons, in the Olin-Rice Hub and across campus. Our counselors provide tailored career exploration and preparation for students of all majors – and for those exploring them all.

Make an appointment , visit our drop-in hours Monday through Thursday 2 pm-4 pm, or review our Quick Guides online.

We can meet you wherever you are on your path.


Just beginning or unsure? Design a plan! Our counselors will help you learn about the variety of futures possible for you using career assessments, your interests, values and major. Join us for MacExplore Twin Cities trips, designed to help you imagine what it would be like to work for a particular organization, in a particular industry, or even in a particular role.


We’ll help you create the materials you need when you need them. Need to transition your high school resume to something more? Wondering what to write in a cover letter? Create properly formatted materials, a LinkedIn profile, and a positive social media presence.


Macalester alumni and employers can’t wait to meet you! Want to learn more about a specific field or organization?  We can connect you to Macalester alumni who are ready to answer your questions. Want to learn more about living and working in another city?  Apply for one of our national MacConnect trips. Ready to search for an internship or a full-time job? Employers come to campus for job fairs and to introduce you to their organizations. Nervous about it all?  We’ll work with you to ease your nerves about networking and informational interviewing.


Our counselors will help prepare you for life beyond Macalester.  Make an appointment for a mock interview, help with graduate school applications, or to answer your questions about professional dress.  When you are ready, our online recruiting system, Handshake, has job and internship opportunities waiting for you.


Our office is powered by Handshake, our online platform and app. In Handshake you can find job and internship opportunities, schedule counseling appointments, and register for career events. The app lets you do it all on your phone. Activate your account by logging in with your Macalester username and password.