Joseph Du Pont, J.D.
Associate Vice President, Career Services
Joseph (Joe) Du Pont is the Associate Vice President of Career Services at Boston College and a member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team. In his role, he provides strategic direction, builds partnerships, and strengthens on and off campus initiatives to realize the Career Center’s mission of empowering all Boston College students to incorporate their career goals into a broader sense of living a life of meaning and impact. Joe has over 20 years of experience in career services, previously working as Dean of the Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis University as well as Vice President of Career Services for Teach for America. Before entering the fields of student affairs and career services, Joe worked as a corporate attorney in New York City.
Joe is the author of several articles and publications and has presented in many forums about organizational change, assessment, and leadership within career services. Joe currently co-chairs the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Future of Career Services Leadership Task Force and previously served on its board of directors. In 2016, Joe co-founded the Student Career Development Knowledge Committee of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). He is also on the organizing committee for the Global Career Services Summit which will take place in Singapore in March 2020. The summit provides a forum annually to build a global network of career services colleagues to share observations and insights about the ever-changing world of career services.
Joe holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University, and an A.B. in History and Religion from Duke University.
Within his current role, Joe also meets with current students and alumni for appointments, specifically those interested in entering the legal profession. He also is active within the community; you can often find him at a student event or cheering on an Eagles sports team. Outside of work, Joe enjoys cooking for family and friends, reading legal crime thrillers, and any activity that brings him closer to the water.
Joe once traveled 300 miles out of his way to ride the roller coasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio.