The Center for Pathways and Purpose

The Center for Pathways and Purpose (CPP) facilitates class to career conversations seated in life design and purpose exploration. The CPP student partnership begins pre-arrival with our summer content that helps students take a breath and evaluate goals and interests before coming to campus. Once on campus, the Center provides pathways to incorporate community engaged learning, global learning and leadership, career and professional development services, and strong pre-professional advising.

Our Purpose & Values

The Center for Pathways & Purpose provides resources and experiences to Oxford College students to help them reach their full potential. The CPP brings together the following areas of Oxford College:

  • Impact Lab and Endowed Chair
  • Experiential Learning & Global Reach
  • Career & Professional Development
  • Undergraduate Research Programs
  • Oxford College Scholarships and Fellowships

The Center for Pathways & Purpose serves as an innovative, immersive center that brings together resources and programming for students that connects them to:

  • Local, national, and global internships
  • Deep alumni mentoring and engagement in the workplace and beyond
  • Access to the Impact Lab and Chair, a space for deep thinking and collaboration, solving and ideating on issues critical to concepts of common good
  • Undergraduate research with renowned faculty from the first year
  • Access to funding for projects, internships and related experiences

The CPP is committed to empowering all students to bring their full selves to the career discernment process, pursuing meaningful work that aligns with their values, and using their experiences, background, and voices to become agents of change in the workplace.

Our Leadership

Bridgette Gunnels

Director, Center for Pathways & Purpose

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Bridgette Gunnels

Maren Adams

Associate Teaching Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of Global Learning Program

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Maren Jill Adams

Amiri Banks

Career Planning Student Development Counselor

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Our Staff

Carmen Almeida

Administrative Assistant

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203 Candler
2nd Floor Suite