Quick Contact

Andrew Black
Associate Dean

Brown Hall
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-8258

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning

Center for Applied Liberal Arts


Responding to the needs of a 21st century education and economy, the Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning provides experiential education opportunities aimed at enhancing a student’s academic, personal and professional development.

By coordinating student life with academic affairs, the Center acts as a bridge between the learning that takes place in and outside the classroom.

  • Through Service-Learning, the Center acts as a bridge connecting Eckerd students and faculty as academic achievers to direct service aimed at helping students critically reflect on what service means to them and their community, grow in self-awareness and discover where their deepest passions meet the world’s greatest needs.  
  • Through Career Services, the Center connects students to employers, alumni, and graduate schools so that they can apply the skills they’ve learned to internships, jobs and further education.
  • Through Community Initiatives, the Center generates and leverages strategic partnerships with key community organizations to create experiential education opportunities aimed at promoting civic education, engagement, empowerment and equity.

To provide our students and alums with the best possible experiential learning and professional opportunities, Eckerd College holds membership in the following organizations:

Brazil Florida Business Council

"In coordinating Service-Learning, Career Services and Community Initiatives, the Center provides students with transformative experiences so that they can transform the world."

--Andrew Black, Associate Dean

"As a Lead Intern for the Midtown Project, I expanded my leadership skills into the business management world by shepherding relations with Eckerd students and small business owners in St. Petersburg-an experience I will be able bring into any professional situation. As an Environmental Studies major, I have had little classroom training about business management, however this opportunity gave me so much insight into efficiency, organization, administration, and general people skills.

Haley Burger, Eckerd College, Class of 2016

How can it help me?

The Center for Career Planning and Applied Learning is the office on campus that connects all of the off-campus and experiential learning opportunities aimed at enhancing students’ academic and personal development, and bridging their transition from college to graduate study or employment.

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