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SoPA and Tulane University are excited to announce the transition back to campus for the fall semester. While we encourage students to continue to meet with advisors, faculty and staff remotely, our offices will be open for limited in-person visits. Beginning Monday August 3, Elmwood offices are open 8:30A.M.– 5:00P.M. Gibson Hall offices will remain closed as Tulane renovates new space for SoPA on the Uptown campus. All faculty and staff are working and available.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the SoPA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Return to Campus page for updates.

Meet Our Career Advisor

Cynthia Washington
Senior Student and Employer Advisor

Cynthia Washington

(504) 865-5333

Cynthia Marie Washington is a career educator with 10 years of experience in college career services. She is the Senior Student and Employer Advisor for Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement. Her coaching philosophy blends empathy, strategy, and taking action with an understanding that career development is a lifelong process of discovery and learning. She endeavors to help students bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.

Ms. Washington joined Tulane from Vanderbilt University, where she spent six years as a career coach and advised employers on executing campus recruiting strategies. She also taught an internship course, led the Center’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, facilitated AAUW’s Smart Start Salary Negotiation workshops, and collaborated with Vanderbilt Athletics to design and facilitate career and professional development seminars for student-athletes. Prior to Vandy, she managed the campus recruiting program at the University of Michigan Engineering Career Resource Center.

Ms. Washington teaches the Taylor Your Life course at Tulane and built her career using the design thinking methodology transitioning from a career as a flight attendant to a career development practitioner. She is pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts from Tulane University, holds a B.A. in Communication, B.S. in Business Management, and an MBA. She lives in the vibrant Warehouse District and is currently writing her first novel.