The Vantage Point: Office of Personal and Professional Development

The Vantage Point: Office of Personal and Professional Development is a lab of inclusivity, innovation, self-reflection and awareness, where students are empowered to design lives of meaning and purpose.  Rather than remain, ‘Career Services’, the office’s title illustrates a holistic approach to a student’s journey to work of meaning and purpose.

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Chart your course to transformation now and learn more about Dimensions of Pilgrimage, a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela with Dr. Katherine Low and Nell Desmond.  Spaces are limited, so reach out and begin your journey today!

Your MBU Four Year Plan

First Year

Explore career fields in tentative majors, begin the self-exploration process; assessing values, interests, skills, and motivation, become aware of career services via The Vantage Point and its programs/workshops, while developing good study skills and establishing a strong GPA.

Second Year

Decide on a major/career choice, begin to build a personal and professional career network, investigate internships and work-study programs, and research career options after self-assessment.

Third Year

Build marketable skills, gain career related experience, begin to consider graduate or professional school, utilize Baldwin Job Board and Take AdVantage news-blasts for job search and recruitment, learn about occupations as they relate to your major and interests, become an expert in the online job search process.

Fourth Year

Narrow and finalize career choice, prepare for graduate or professional school, research labor market, narrow focus on positions and industry openings.


“The Vantage Point is one of the best programs on campus! I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to work with Nell; she really has helped me find my way.”

Z.H., Class of 2019