The McCree Center

The McCree Center for Life Success is here to help all of our students build a foundation for career and life success. Using our strategic pillars, our vision is to be a transformational model for fostering career success.

Strategic Pillars

Career Development

We give opportunities to students so they can explore their interests, leverage their strengths, and develop skills.

Students, please be sure to explore our personal and professional development pages as well as create your Handshake profile.

Industry Partnerships

We create partnerships with companies and organizations across industries that lead to internships, co-op, and related positions.

Employers, please check out our employer page to see what opportunities are available to you!

Integrated Experiences

We provide clear pathways and a journey of integrated experiences for students that lead to career and life success.

Check out all of the experiences we have available on our experience page!

University Collaborations

We develop strong relationships with university partners to foster a culture of experiential education in curriculum and co-curricular settings across the university.

Technology Integration

We leverage technology to offer accessible programs and resources to all students with a focus on career readiness and workforce development.

NACE Competencies We Use to Build a Career-Ready Workforce

Career & Self Development



Critical Thinking

Equity & Inclusion




Featured Articles

Embarking on the Doctoral Journey: Decoding the PhD Experience

So, you’re curious about diving into a PhD program, and a thought pops up: “How on earth can I fill 4-6 years with more schooling?” Well, fear not, because I’ve been there, done that, and I’m here to guide you through the entire PhD experience, from start to finish.

By Rachel Hirsh
Rachel Hirsh
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Ten Tips to Get Ready for the Career Fair!

Career Week is upon us at MBU, with not one but two career fairs on March 20 and 21.  Get ready because this year, we’re bringing nearly 70 organizations representing many organizations and companies, many of which are looking to …

By Thy Nguyen
Thy Nguyen Executive Director, McCree Center for Life Success
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Contact & Location


101 E Frederick Street
Staunton, VA

McCree Center Hours

Monday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

You can also make an appointment with one of our team members by logging into your Handshake account and easily setting up an appointment there!