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The Center for Experience & Opportunity

Committed to experiences that change lives and launch careers, the staff in the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) help students achieve their goals and face the future with confidence.

Preparing for Success

Committed to experiences that change lives and launch careers, the staff in the Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) help students achieve their goals and face the future with confidence. 

  • Put your academics into practice
  • Connect with community partners
  • Network with our friendly alumni
  • Apply for post-graduate fellowships.

For our students longing for a global spin on their McDaniel experience, the CEO has you covered through many education abroad options – starting with our very own campus in Budapest, Hungary.  

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Your McDaniel Experience: Enhanced With the CEO

Discover the world, ignite your passion, expand your resume, and watch with pride as your goals come to life. Throughout your time on the Hill, the Center for Experience and Opportunity will work closely with you to help you identify the experiential opportunities you're interested in and prepare yourself for life after college.

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Find Your Next Opportunity Handshake

Searching for a job or internship? Need to make money while you are taking classes? Want to connect with a staff member? Let us introduce you to Handshake – the largest career community for students and recent graduates. The CEO proudly maintains this database with thousands of opportunities which includes on-campus jobs, internships and full-time careers.

Wilson Clayton, a junior at McDaniel, has conducted summer research at the University of Kentucky Psychology Department in Lexington, Ky.

For Community partners & Prospective Employers Find Your Talent

The Center for Engagement and Opportunity welcomes you to take advantage of the many ways available to market your opportunities to our talented students. Whether it's a job, an internship, or a volunteer opportunity, we want to help you advertise your opportunities to our students.

Connect With Us

The Center for Experience and Opportunity

Phone: (410) 871-3305


Roj Student Center
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157-4390

Recent News for CEO

  • Joan Liptrot promoted as CEO executive director

    Joan Liptrot has been promoted as the new executive director of McDaniel's Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO). Liptrot, who joined McDaniel in 2023 as director of international and off-campus programs, has more than 30 years of experience in education. She was previously director of service and civic engagement at Rider University.
  • McDaniel's annual Academic Symposium showcases the liberal arts in action

    McDaniel's Academic Symposium on Monday, April 29, includes a robust program of innovative and inspiring presentations. Throughout the day, McDaniel students, faculty, and staff showcase their original research, scholarship, and creative achievements. Plus, a keynote lunch features Assistant Professor of Biology Allison Kerwin who received a three-year National Science Foundation grant (advance registration is required).
  • First-year student Josiah Yung wins top prize and People's Choice at McDaniel's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge

    Update: First-year student Josiah Yung, Art major with a specialization in Graphic Design and Communication major, who presented Trauma, earned the $5,000 top prize as the first-place winner and $1,000 for People's Choice at McDaniel's 2024 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge.