Center for Career Planning

For Faculty

Presentation Requests

Have the CCP visit/cover your class? Want to make sure your students know about the CCP? Have a conference to attend and don't want to cancel class? Request a presentation by calling 757-594-8887.

Optional Career Planning Syllabus Statement

One way you can contribute to the career planning success of our students is to add a statement to your syllabus about the importance of career planning. Below is a sample:

Your post-CNU success is important and is dependent upon how you use your time in and out of class. The Center for Career Planning (CCP) is a resource to help you identify and pursue activities to connect your academic and career interests. You are encouraged to network at career fairs; take advantage of on-campus interviewing, career panels, and employer events throughout the semester; and schedule at least one individual meeting per year with the CCP staff. Schedule an appointment and find out about CCP events at, or by calling (757) 594-8887.

What is an internship?

An internship is an intentional, structured experience where the employer/host and the student intern develop projects and tasks that benefit the organization and help the student meet his/her objectives for learning and skill development.

What are the main components of an internship?

  • Opportunities to explore career options by completing projects relevant to the organization’s work and being exposed to both an individual department and the organization as a whole.
  • Application of course learning and development of skills for the workplace.
  • Supervision by a professional who will guide and direct the intern on tasks and provide regular feedback on performance.

What are the benefits of an internship for an employer?

  • Increasing productivity for the organization with additional project help.
  • Providing new energy, fresh perspectives and relevant theories/principles just learned in the classroom to the department and the organization.
  • Identifying future hires.
  • Creating opportunities for current employees to gain or strengthen supervision skills.
  • Building the employer’s brand as the intern shares his/her internship experience.

It is the policy of the university to employ qualified CNU students to fill temporary part-time personnel needs within university departments, while pursuing their education. Student employment is intended to be educationally and financially helpful to students, while providing opportunities for work experience. The objective of this policy is to define student employment and to outline the conditions of employment.

Choosing a Program

Choosing the right graduate school program can be difficult. We can help you in your search for the right graduate program by helping you with:


Once you choose your program, the next step is to complete the appropriate graduate test. The following tests cover most graduate programs:

Students at Christopher Newport University learn to lead lives of significance through rigorous and rewarding academic programs and co-curricular opportunities. Here the focus is on learning how to think, and graduates put this into practice in a wide range of fields, from business to computer science to foreign languages. An emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor across all campus endeavors fosters citizenship in students and prepares them to succeed in the workplace or in graduate or professional school.

quick edit report a problem