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Career, Academic, and Personal Exploration

CAPE Will Help You Find Your Way

Whether you know where you want to go with your education or you aren’t even sure where to begin, Guilford's Career, Academic, and Personal Exploration (CAPE) team is eager to help you. We will be with you every step of the way as together we chart a promising course for your meaningful success at Guilford — and beyond. 

Creating Your Dream Team

No one goes it alone at Guilford. Every student benefits from a personal team of advisers who provide expert counsel in creating connections between academic interests and career aspirations. You’ll have an impressive network to get you wherever you dream of going.

From day one, you’ll have your own CAPE adviser, who will take time getting to know you and your dreams. Your CAPE adviser will work side by side with you in designing paths for illuminating discovery as you explore your interests, identify life goals, and plan for your post-college success.

Along the way, you’ll come to trust the considerable wisdom of many others who will join your team: faculty advisers, peer mentors, Guilford alumni, and other career professionals. They'll collaborate closely in making sure you’re well supported and guided throughout your entire Guilford experience and well beyond graduation day. 

Ensuring You Excel

Your success isn’t left to chance at Guilford. Your CAPE adviser will keep you on track with a dynamic, well-designed plan that emphasizes:

  • Academic support and guidance 

We’ll help you develop the disciplines, study habits, and skill sets necessary to excel as a highly motivated student. You’ll leverage the many learning resources we offer to ensure you get off to a great start at Guilford. 

  • Career education and exploration

As you dive into real-world learning focused on the issues that matter most to you, we’ll help you make connections between those courses and exciting career possibilities. You’ll become well connected to career experts as you seek out life-shaping internships and study away experiences.

  • Thriving at Guilford and beyond

With your adviser's support, you’ll build a constantly evolving plan that gives you the agility to adapt to your changing interests and opportunities. The whole point is to make the most of every semester at Guilford while gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to thrive in pursuit of your life’s dreams.

Current Students and Alumni

Get more information about internships, academic and career-planning resources, and a calendar of upcoming campus workshops and networking opportunities.

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What Majors Interest You?

With 40-plus majors and 50-plus minors — including interdisciplinary courses that allow you to personalize your education — you’re sure to find a program that matches your interests.

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Internships That Lead to Success

Customized internships are an important way to gain hands-on experience while earning credit. CAPE helps you make connections between faculty, employers, organizations, alumni, and others to create an internship that meets your specific goals.

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Match Your Major to Your Goals

Selecting the right major sets the tone for your college career. Let us help you choose your future path with a combination of insightful advising and assessments.

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Prepare for Life After Graduation

Handshake is an excellent resource to get employers nationwide to see your resume, and it's where employers can post job opportunities. The College also offers a Graduate School Fair in the fall and an Opportunities Fair in the spring — here's where to find those dates get more and information.

Meet Your CAPE Advisers

Looking for your adviser? Read their bios or make an appointment today. Or visit CAPE on the first floor of Hege Academic Commons.

Hege Academic Commons, First Floor
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday

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Contact Us

Janelle Morris

Janelle Morris

Associate Director of CAPE

Amber Slade

Amber Slade

Associate Director of Guided Discovery