For Students

The Career Center is here to assist you with both small and big decisions regarding your future career.

The future holds many things for many people and thinking about it can be overwhelming. The Career Center staff can work with you to plan one step at a time.  Careful and thoughtful plans can take you to a future that is fulfilling, enjoyable, and stimulating.  We look forward to supporting you and helping you with the next steps in your journey.

Our friendly staff of career counselors can assist you with:

  • Defining academic and career goals
  • Planning your successful internship and job search
  • Writing your resume and preparing for interviews
  • Considering career options with interest inventories
  • Graduate/professional school advising

Log in to Handshake, where you can set up your career counseling appointment. If you need additional assistance, call our office at (610) 519-4060.

Our Career Assistants are your peers who have been selected and trained to assist you with:

  • Reviewing resumes
  • Explaining the basics about Handshake
  • Answering academic major and career questions
  • Suggesting Career Center resources to help you move forward

No appointment is necessary to meet with a Career Assistant. Stop in during their office hours, between 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday during the academic year.

Help Identify Career Goals with an Interest Inventory

The Career Center administers the Strong Interest Inventory. Your answers to this questionnaire - what you say you like and dislike - determine the results. The Strong Interest Inventory can help you identify general areas of interests as well as specific activities and occupations that you might want to explore further. Understanding your profile will help you find your career focus and begin your career exploration.

To take the Strong Interest Inventory, log in to Handshake to set up your initial appointment with a career counselor.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Walk-in Hours: 11 am - 3 pm during Fall & Spring semesters when classes are in session

Phone: 610-519-4060

Office Location: Garey Hall 117

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Recently accepted an internship or full-time job offer? Please fill out our post-graduation survey and let us know about your next move. Click the image above.

Throughout the year, The Career Center offers a wide variety of workshops for students to Explore various options - Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Graduate School application process, How to Land a Job or Internship and Networking Skills. View the Workshops Schedule for this semester.