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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.  From connecting with community partners, networking with our friendly alumni, to applying for post-graduate fellowships, students put their academics into practice. And 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.  

Preparing for Success


Today’s employers hire graduates with analytical and critical thinking skills, coupled with interdisciplinary knowledge and a strong inclination toward collaboration - making your liberal arts education more relevant than ever before. Our staff commits to helping you pull your accomplishments together from your time on the Hill for a robust application, setting you on the path to achieving your educational and professional goals. Go ahead - explore how the CEO pulls together resources for you to discover the person you knew you always could become. 

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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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The McDaniel Commitment Helping students define their path to success.

A four-year integrated experience full of opportunities in research, education abroad, internships, and career development, the McDaniel Commitment is the College’s premier academic program. Students access resources and acquire the skills they need to navigate their four years on the Hill and place them at an advantage for life after McDaniel with the help of The Center for Experience and Opportunity. The one-on-one coaching helps students develop goals, engage in immersive experiences, and stand out when applying for jobs, post-graduate studies, as well as fellowships and scholarships.

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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.

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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


Rouzer Hall
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157-4390

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