Breen Center director meets with student

Breen Center

Crafting Careers with Meaning

The Breen Center for Career and Professional Development is one of LVC’s most powerful career readiness tools for students, wherever you are in your college journey. At the Breen Center you’ll find a dedicated team of experts and trained Career Peers who coach, counsel, and guide you to success in your chosen career.

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Breen Center staff member advises student

Real Outcomes. Real Success.

Develop Skills.

Refine the skills needed to succeed in the workplace in a supportive environment with coaching from the Breen Center team.

Build Partnerships.

Create connections that last a lifetime with career fairs, internships, and networking events.

Find Success.

Develop professionally, plan grad school, or take on your next career move at the Breen Center.

Wherever You Go, We’re with You All the Way

Explore resources and see how the Breen Center is supporting career success. For students and faculty: you can now find information about drop-in hours, resources, student employment opportunities, internship funding, career coaching and planning, interviewing, Handshake, and more, in our new internal website.

Our Success Stories

It’s not the subject-matter skills that advance you later in your career, it’s those other softer skills. Work ethic, teamwork, communication, and being a good mentor—those skills are much more important.
Matt Vera ’90, chemist, federal government agency
The Breen Center was very helpful with my career search. They helped me set up a LinkedIn profile, which I used to get an internship this summer. Now, I have a job offer from my internship, and it all started with a drop-in visit to the Breen Center.
Andy Loy ’23
Students should take advantage of the Career Peers service and other networking opportunities the Breen Center hosts. Their Accounting Night led to my summer internship.
Leah Wingert ’21
Hands come together in community network

Connected to Business & Industry

The Breen Center’s vision is to be the next generation higher education career and professional development model that yields highly sought-after graduates.

Shannon Peachey, Josh Herring, Daniel Braun, and Rayanne Hawk

Student Employment

What types of jobs are available on campus?

Student employees assist faculty, staff, and administrators in a variety of ways. Many offices utilize student employees for clerical support and tasks such as filing, copying, answering phones, and distributing mail. Students may work as LVC representatives in positions such as Valley Ambassadors (tour guides). The athletic department hires students as lifeguards, team managers, and event staff. Jobs are available in everything from food service to community service and a complete list of jobs is available in Handshake.

How does it work?

Students work, on average, 8-10 hours per week. Academics are the priority, therefore students’ schedules are made according to their class schedule. The wages for student employment positions range from $8–$11 per hour depending on the type of job and the level of responsibility.

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