Career Pathways

Having a successful career after graduation requires experience and planning. The Lighthouse’s Pathway to See Change Program helps students to gain critical experiences necessary for professional success. Our Career Development and Internship Program (CDIP) is available to all Virginia Wesleyan students and alumni as they plan their careers.

The Lighthouse’s CDIP offers students a variety of services to help them to identify possible career paths and to develop professional profiles. Our services are available to all students and alumni.


We believe that the cornerstone of a rewarding career is a plan. We have developed a roadmap to take students from the classroom to professional success.

Pathway to internships …

Get on Board

Map a Route

Explore New Worlds

Set Sail

  • Visit the Lighthouse to learn about internships
  • Start to build your resume
  • Professionalize your online presence
  • Complete Focus-2
  • Pursue opportunities for volunteer or work experience
  • Join a campus organization and become a leader
  • Volunteer
  • Undertake a shadowing experience
  • Complete an externship
  • Work with CDIP staff to lay out career development plan
  • Participate in the Lighthouse’s CDIP workshops
  • Develop a resume
  • Join honors societies
  • Research possible internships
  • Take on leadership roles in campus organizations
  • Lead a major volunteer project
  • Practice interview skills with VWU’s CDIP staff
  • Undertake an internship
  • Apply to national internship programs
  • Make professional contacts
  • Research potential employers
  • Attend job fairs
  • Apply for Teach for America