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Catawba to Career: A FOCUS on Exploration and Awareness

Catawba offers not one but two distinct programs to serve the differing needs of its student body because of its commitment to blending liberal studies with career preparation. Our traditional Career Services' robust programming, although available to all students, tends to serve primarily juniors and seniors who are beginning to prepare for post-graduation opportunities. However, the Catawba to Career Program, or "C2C", is an innovative program in its second year which targets freshmen and sophomores who are carefully choosing courses to fulfill general education requirements based on their interests. Many of these younger students are also still exploring majors as well as considering possible minors.

C2C personnel use Catawba's computer-assisted career guidance system, FOCUS 2, to help students easily discover certain "attributes" that they carry as individuals. The results of the FOCUS 2 reports empower students to make more confident decisions about majors, minors, and potential occupations. The C2C also helps students with the preparation of a resume, with particular emphasis on adding soft skills and finding ways to continue building specific skills and experiences while at Catawba. By offering both Career Services and the C2C, Catawba College builds on its reputation of providing excellent personal attention to students from their first year to graduation!



Meet Our Staff


Kimberly A. Smith, M.Ed.
Director of Catawba to Career
Office: ADM 133
(704) 637-4765 


Jennifer Elium Board  ‘02
Career Programming Coordinator
Office: ADM 133
(704) 637-4497