Career Development

At Rockford University, Career Development is not just a department or one-stop center, but an enabling process that starts when you first arrive to RU. While you are on campus, you develop and learn more of who you are and what you aspire to be—and Career Development can help with that.

We are here to assist current students and alumni in reaching their career goals by providing the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in the workforce. We realize that it is an employer’s market and, now more than ever, experience is just as important as obtaining a degree. That’s why Rockford University’s Career Development department is focused on getting current students ready for the real world and providing job-search assistance for alums. 

Job Search Assistance

Rockford University uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. Students and Alumni, create your account profile at to:

  • Search for all Full-time, Part-time, Internship/Co-op job opportunities easily and efficiently
  • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
  • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles

Career Survey Results

Each year, starting in 2012, the Career Development department has reached out to the graduates of the previous year to guage where our most recent alums are in terms of their career.  Below you will find the results!

Class of 2014 Career Survey

Class of 2013 Career Survey

Class of 2012 Career Survey


Meet Our Staff

Maurice A. West II
Director of Career Development
815.226.4022 |

Jeremy Ennis
Career Development Graduate Assistant
815.394.4287 |

Haley Foster
Career Development Office Assistant

Alexis Scherer
Career Development Office Assistant



Department Information

Career Development
Burpee Student Center -- Student Life Suite
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Maurice A. West II — Director

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm