Kentucky State University’s Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is here to assist students in making successful transitions from their academic pursuits to their first choice, post-graduation destinations based upon a clear understanding of the career development process, competitive credentials, access to a robust employer base, and mastery of contemporary strategies for identifying and securing career options that reflect their unique interests, skills, and aspirations.

The CPDC facilitates connections to educate, inspire confidence, and empower all students to launch professionally and personally fulfilling lives. The CPDC’s mission is to help guide students with every aspect of career exploration and development.

The CPDC provides a variety of programs and services to empower students to take ownership of their continuous career development process. Career programs and activities allow students to actively explore interests and develop skills to effectively and efficiently achieve individual career goals.

Dear Students,

Congratulations, you are about to reach a very significant milestone in your life, a college education. You should be proud for choosing Kentucky State University. Now you are in control of your future.

How do you get started? How do you prepare your knowledge and skills into a marketable package? How do you get information on opportunities that are available?

A key to your successful transition from student to professional is in using your Career and Professional Development services. Our center offers a broad range of services, workshops, and resources that address:

  • Career assessment activities;
  • Career and graduate and professional school fairs;
  • Exploring career options;
  • Graduate school admission preparation;
  • Interview preparation;
  • Networking with prospective employers;
  • Resume writing workshops; and
  • search strategies for internships and jobs

The Career and Professional Development Center offers computerized career guidance.  Resources are available on career development, resume writing workshops, job search activities, mock interviews, graduate/professional school process and employment opportunities.

We welcome students of all majors and look forward to working with you. Stop by our office located in the Academic Services Building (A.S.B.), Suite 360

Our Mission

The Career and Professional Development Center provides consultation for academic, personal, social and vocational development, to assist students in analyzing interests, aptitudes, personal traits, values, attitudes and desired lifestyles for suitable employment and educational opportunities. The office provides support for faculty, staff, and administration on the employment trends, standards, and requirements, affecting the particular office or department.


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Academic Services Building (A.S.B.) Suite 360

Phone: (502) 597-6700


Department Contacts:

Daryl Love

Executive Director of Career Services
Career Services Center

Academic Services Building
Room 335
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-5744

Cassie Simpson

Administrative Assistant
Career Services Center

Academic Services Building
Room 333
400 East Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 597-6700