Northern side of proposed Career Center at night. Photo source: The Source of Lewis & Clark College
Roof patio for proposed Career Center on northern end of Templeton Campus Center. Photo source: The Source of Lewis & Clark College
View of proposed Career Center’s eastern side. Photo source: The Source of Lewis & Clark College
A new space for Lewis & Clark’s Career Development Center was one of the capital projects in the budget approved by the Board of Trustees on February 20. The to-be-constructed space will be built as an extension on the north end of Templeton Campus Center.
Construction of the center will begin before the end of the spring semester and finish in August, ready for occupancy in the 2015-16 academic year. The area in Albany Quadrangle currently occupied by the Career Development Center will become offices for Academic Advising.
The approximately 1,500-square-foot space will be built upon what is currently a patio outside the Trail Room and Bookstore. A roof deck, including a bioswale, will be constructed on top of the new center. The construction will also include other green features such as an earth tube for geothermal energy.
In addition to its highly visible new location, the office will gain a new, simplified name: the Career Center. But its mission will remain the same: to help students discover their goals and interests, connect to opportunities in the community that enrich their academic experience, and prepare for successful lives beyond Lewis & Clark.
The Career Center offers programs and services to students beginning with New Student Orientation and continuing through graduation and beyond. These services include workshops, visits to employers, networking events, and individual counseling.