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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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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.

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

  • Psychology major earns Griswold-Zepp Award for mental health awareness and support project

    Sophomore Sydney Hinnant was awarded a Griswold-Zepp award from the college for a mental health awareness and support project. The Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) at McDaniel oversees the Griswold-Zepp Award, which can total up to $3,000 for proposed volunteer experiences of McDaniel students, addressing the needs of local, regional, national, or worldwide communities.
  • Students gain hands-on experience thanks to McDaniel’s Summer Intern Fellowships

    Ten McDaniel students were awarded Summer Intern Fellowships from McDaniel’s Center for Experience and Opportunity (CEO) to support summer internship experiences. The program is supported, in part, by generous gifts from The Rupe-Stuart Internship Award, courtesy of McDaniel College Board of Trustee member Mark Stuart M.S. '94 and Timothy Rupe, and The Nora Roberts Foundation.
  • McDaniel College welcomes 10th President, Dr. Julia Jasken

    Dr. Julia Jasken becomes McDaniel College’s 10th president on June 1, 2021. She has dedicated nearly her entire professional life to higher education and most notably to McDaniel, beginning in the classroom in 2003 as an English professor. Dr. Jasken has served in various administrative roles at the college, most recently as executive vice president and provost, overseeing academic and student life.