Experience and Professional Development

We coach students to
explore,|do,|reflect,|and connect.

Experience and Professional Development

Experience and Professional Development (XPD) is a multifaceted department that provides support at each stage of your academic journey. From choosing a major and career planning … to experience-based opportunities and community-engaged learning, to graduate school and career prep … XPD is the best place to explore, do, reflect and connect again and again and again!


Career Development

Over 90% of CSB+SJU graduates are employed, continuing education, or engaged in a full-time volunteer program within one year of graduation.

XPD supports students with choosing a major, exploring careers, application tools and process (resumes, cover letters, interviewing), gaining experience, internship and job search strategies, graduate school, volunteering after graduation and more.

  • Meet our Career Coaches and Hub Ambassador Career Mentor team

Internships and Experience-based Programs

Bennies and Johnnies are exposed to all sorts of academic opportunities. XPD provides opportunities to gain hands-on experiences outside the classroom that pair with what they’re learning in the classroom. 

  • Academic Internship Program
  • Student Exploration through Alum Mentorship (SEAM) Program

Community Engaged Learning

Learning for CSB+SJU students extends beyond our classrooms and campus into our community in mutually beneficial opportunities. Some of those opportunities – like the Bonner Leader program and our robust Summer Leadership Fellows program – include paid summer internships in the government and non-profit sectors.

  • Bonner Leader Program
  • Academic Community Engaged Learning
  • Summer Leadership Fellows
  • Resources for Employers/Community Partners

XPD empowers students to connect their aspirations with opportunities and translate their liberal arts education to achieve meaningful personal and professional lives. We coach students to explore, do, reflect and connect.

For upcoming events and additional information, follow us on Instagram @csbsju_xpd 

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Experience & Professional Development
Experience Hub
CSB Clemens Library A101
[email protected]