Career Services and Internships | Cumberland University

Career Services and Internships

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Career Services and Internships is to provide students and alumni the resources, guidance, and opportunities to make career decisions, which will engage them in productive and fulfilling work.


The Office of Career Services and Internships supports students and alumni in the development and achievement of career decisions and goals. The University is dedicated to providing resources to enhance students’ knowledge in the areas of career exploration, job search skills, and information on employment and internship opportunities.

Services are provided to all Cumberland students and graduates and include:
  • Self-assessment and Career Planning
  • Internship and Job Postings
  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Career-Related Workshops


Learning & Career Commons, Office 202
One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087

Please contact Career Services at or 615-547-1357 to schedule a meeting.

Welcome to the Internship Program of Cumberland University. Your time as an intern will be one of the most beneficial parts of your learning experience during college. While each academic department constructs its own learning goals and grading criteria for its interns, the management of the internship program is assumed by the Office of Career Services and Internships. The Internship Coordinator is here to assist you in any way possible to make your internship work for you, both as a career assessment tool, and as an important credential as you work toward your career goals.

Information for Employers

Thank you for your interest in Cumberland University students and alumni! The Office of Career Services provides resources to assist students of all majors with self-assessment, employer and job market information, internships, graduate school preparation, and career management skills. You can connect with our students through online job postings, internships, on-campus recruitment, and the Nashville Area College to Career Fair.

Career Fair

Cumberland University is a consortium member of the Nashville Area College to Career and Teacher Recruitment Fair.
For more information on the Nashville Area College to Career Fair, please visit
Employer Regulations
Click here for information regarding Internship Programs and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mentoring Program

Established by Career Services and the Office of Advancement and Alumni, the CU Mentor Program fosters meaningful relationships between current students, alumni and the community. This program was created to help students prepare for success upon graduation. Mentors will share their professional and personal expertise and experiences with current students on topics including academic guidance, career advice, and personal development.

View the Mentor Program Expectations and Guidelines here. 

Focus 2 Assessment

Career Services offers you an online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and goals.

Click here to start your FOCUS 2 Assessment

Returning FOCUS-2 users may log in here.


If you have any questions about FOCUS-2, please contact the Office of Career Services and Internships located in the Learning and Career Commons, office 202 or by phone at (615) 547-1357 or by email at