Center for Career Development
Located at 36 University Place (above the U-Store), the Center for Career Development is a resource for all students beginning their first days at Princeton. Common topics they assist students with include:
- Self-assessment: Discovering values, interests, skills, and strengths
- Exploring options: Choosing a major and identifying opportunities to make the most of their time at Princeton
- Planning: Creating and implementing a personalized action plan
- Networking: Strategies to make connections at Princeton and beyond
- Gaining experience: Finding internships and other experiential opportunities
- Further education: Preparing for graduate and professional school
- Internship and job options: Learning search strategies and developing a plan, as well as a campus recruiting program
- Application materials: Writing resumes, cover letters, and other documents, as well as practicing interview skills
Students can schedule an appointment to meet with a career adviser year-round. Advising sessions are individualized, fitting the student's needs and providing support and guidance on a wide range of topics from just getting started to preparing to apply to internships, jobs, and graduate and professional schools. No preparation or pre-work is required to meet with an adviser.
The Center for Career Development offers skill-building workshops, experiential opportunities providing an inside look into various professions and events exploring the intersection between identities and careers. Students can browse and register for programs and workshops in Handshake.
All students receive a free Handshake account, which they can use to schedule appointments with career advisers, find upcoming programs and events, and search for jobs/internships across multiple fields. Students should fill out their Career Interests section to start to receive personalized recommendations for opportunities and events.
Guides and Resources
Students can browse guides and resources on the Center for Career Development website covering common career development topics, including interviews, networking, applying to graduate or law school, funding opportunities, resumes/cover letters, and more.
Campus Recruiting Program
More than 100 organizations typically participate in the Campus Recruiting Program, hiring Princeton students for internship and full-time positions. Students can attend information sessions to learn about different companies, employer-led career education programs, and interviews for internship and full-time positions.
Campus recruiting is just one of the many options for students. The Center for Career Development also helps students pursue internships and jobs in many other ways.
Peer Career Advisers (PCAs)
PCAs are students trained to review resumes and cover letters, provide information to fellow students about our programs, direct students to available resources, and serve as a first point of contact for students seeking career-related information. They also facilitate career workshops on common career topics for students and student groups.
Find more information on the Center for Career Development website.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) provides a full spectrum of mental health care and outreach services for students (and their eligible dependents) so that they may fulfill their learning goals and developmental aspirations. Such care and services are offered to our diverse community in a responsive, welcoming, and confidential setting. CPS clinicians provide support, facilitate growth and creative expression, help identify and solve problems, and enhance academic and athletic accomplishment through the alleviation of psychological and emotional distress and the development of greater self-understanding. In so doing, CPS supports the University's goal of creating conditions that promote intellectual curiosity, active citizenship, ethical leadership, and respect for differences.
CPS offers a range of confidential, time-sensitive psychological and psychiatric services that attempt to balance the unique needs of individual students with the broader demands of a diverse campus community. Service offerings include psychological evaluations; short-term psychotherapy and referrals; psychopharmacological assessment and medication follow-up; on-call services; campus psychoeducation and community consultation; and urgent care assessment and intervention. In addition to direct clinical services, CPS also seeks to promote mental health and well-being through outreach activities, partnerships, and consultations with faculty, staff, parents, and many campus agencies. CPS is part of University Health Services (UHS) and is located on the third floor of McCosh Health Center, (609) 258-3141. More information is available at the CPS website.
Davis International Center
Princeton welcomes students from around the world. Currently, students from more than 100 countries are enrolled at the University. The Davis International Center (Davis IC) is the primary resource for International students and offers specialized support, including immigration advising and resources to assist with cultural and practical adjustment issues. Davis IC programs and events offer opportunities to develop social connections and gather information that will help students as they settle into life at Princeton. The Davis IC also coordinates the annual international student orientation designed for first-year international students from abroad. After matriculation, the staff of the Davis International Center works closely with academic advisers, the residential college staff, the Financial Aid Office, and other related University offices to continue to provide support for students as they transition into the University community. For more information, visit the Davis IC.
Office of Disability Services
The University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to the educational opportunities and programs available at Princeton. Princeton’s Policy on Disability and Accessibility is implemented in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The term "disability" may include learning, physical, sensory, psychological, and certain temporary disabilities. The University provides students with reasonable accommodations in accordance with the ADA/Section 504 and applicable state law. Students with disabilities may request academic accommodations; housing and dining accommodations; modifications to University policies, rules, and regulations; environmental adjustments such as the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers; and auxiliary aids and services. Students can submit requests at matriculation or any time during the student’s tenure at Princeton.
Students should submit all accommodation requests to the Office of Disability Services (ODS). Students requesting accommodations should review the guidance provided by ODS on requirements for documentation, but generally must submit documentation that clearly demonstrates that (1) the student has a physical or mental impairment, and (2) the impairment prevents the normal exercise of any bodily or mental functions (or can be shown to exist through accepted clinical or laboratory diagnostic tests), as compared to most people in the general population. A diagnosis of a disorder, or submission of an evaluation, does not automatically qualify an individual for accommodations. Appropriate documentation must be provided by a qualified professional, meet currency requirements, include diagnosis information as well as information about the functional limitations caused by the impairment, and support the request of specific accommodations. In some cases, the ODS evaluation may include review of documentation by an outside consultant engaged by Princeton. Accommodations are determined through an interactive process that includes an intake interview.
The full text of the Policy on Disability and Accessibility can be viewed at this website. Other relevant policies and procedures can be found at this website. Members of the University community are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the regulations set forth in the Policy on Disability and Accessibility.
Office of Information Technology
Princeton students have access to an extensive computing environment supported by the Office of Information Technology. At the cornerstone of student computing is Princeton’s comprehensive and advanced wireless network. This network securely delivers robust and reliable access to resources on campus and on the Internet for all student computing devices. Princeton is a member of the eduroam consortium, which allows students to use their Princeton login and password to access wireless networks at most universities in the United States and around the world. For computationally intensive applications and research, a powerful, dedicated network delivers on the demand for high-performance data capacity and movement capabilities.
The Princeton virtual desktop service offers a wide-ranging suite of specialized software that supports instruction and research. This web-based system provides access to an extensive collection of software, including Mathematica, Matlab, Perl, R, R Studio, Scientific Workplace, Stata, and Office 365, to name several. A number of departments are also using the virtual desktop service to equip their students with department-specific applications. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and the School of Architecture are a few of the departments that use this service.
OIT also provides high-quality printers for student use in all residential colleges and locations across campus, in addition to copiers and scanners.
All Princeton students receive an @princeton.edu Gmail address. In addition to Princeton Gmail, students have access to other Google applications, including Drive, Docs, Calendar, and more.
All students can take advantage of a full range of OIT technology support services. For in-person computer assistance or technology support, students can visit the OIT Solutions Center in Frist 112. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with last appointments taken at 5:00 p.m. Students can also contact the team of Student Technology Consultants (STCs) for help at any time of day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event a student computer requires repair, loaner computers are available while the repair is being made.
Students may also contact the Support and Operations Center (SOC) for technology help. Agents offer live phone and online chat support sessions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. The SOC is closed on observed University holidays, except Labor Day. Students can also submit requests for help at any time using the Princeton Service Portal or by sending an email to email@example.com.
The University, working with select computer vendors, offers a Student Computer Initiative (SCI) program, which provides students the opportunity to purchase a specially configured laptop computer at competitive prices. SCI computers are configured for the Princeton environment and are fully supported by OIT's support services, providing the quickest resolution to problems and warranty repair when needed.
The Canvas course management system provides an online home for every University course. OIT provides a number of information-access servers, including web servers, on which students can publish their own webpages.
For information about campus IT and network resources, contact OIT's Support and Operations Center at (609) 258-4357, search the Princeton Service Portal, or visit the OIT Get Started webpage.
Survey Research Center
The Survey Research Center (SRC) assists students, faculty, and University administrators who want to design and implement their own survey research projects. The SRC provides consultation and guidance on study design, sampling, instrument development, interviewing techniques, weighting, and data processing. The center has digital voice recorders, iPads for in-field data collection, a 12-station computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) facility, a library collection on survey research methods, and a network of external resources. The SRC uses Qualtrics for designing and managing web-based surveys and online experiments. The center’s offices are located at 169 Nassau Street.
University Art Museum
With origins dating to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the world's leading university art museums, with collections of more than 113,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton's teaching and research missions, the art museum encourages faculty and students to interact directly with works from the collections. Undergraduate and graduate students can become actively involved in the museum through internships and volunteer opportunities.
The main museum building is closed for construction of a bold and welcoming new museum, designed by architect Sir David Adjaye and anticipated to open in late 2024. The museum's two new downtown galleries, Art on Hulfish and Art@Bainbridge, feature works by emerging and contemporary artists. The museum also presents a rich, year-round calendar of live programs.
On view throughout the University campus is the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, including works by Alexander Calder, Maya Lin, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Pablo Picasso, Shazia Sikander, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Visit the Campus Art website to explore the collection through interactive maps, artist biographies, and audio recordings by curators and conservators.
As one of the world’s foremost research libraries, Princeton University Library (PUL) is a vibrant hub of activity for exploration and discovery. The Library’s holdings include millions of books, journals, manuscripts and nonprint items in more than 200 languages. State-of-the-art technology provides onsite and remote access to thousands of databases, digitized collections, sound recordings, musical scores, films, and more. Unique holdings from the Library’s special collections range from such singular items as an Egyptian Book of the Dead (circa 1250 BCE) to the papers of Nobel laureate author Toni Morrison.
With a commitment to helping each and every student, the Library hasmore than 50 expert subject specialists who are available for research consultations through chat, email, phone, in-person, or by Zoom appointment. The Library offers a program called Personal Librarians for all undergraduate students.
PUL has a campus-wide presence in nine locations, including branches dedicated to science, architecture, engineering, fine art, music, political science, humanities, and East Asian studies. Each location provides flexible study environments from individual to collaborative work spaces. The main library (Firestone Library) completed a 10-year renovation in 2019, creating newly designed workspaces that support ever-changing scholarly teaching, learning, and research methods.