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Career Services Center

The Career Services Office is located in the Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 313.
215.951.2930
careerservices@PhilaU.edu

Mission

In collaboration with internal and external partnerships, the Career Services Center provides centralized and comprehensive career exploration, professional development and job search assistance.

Consistent with the university’s multi-disciplinary, professionally focused education, the Career Services Center strives to assist students and alumni in defining and achieving their individual professional goals, connecting with industry partners through experiential education and professional opportunities.

Services

The Career Services Center offers all students and alumni assistance with their careers and professional development, and many opportunities to develop the skills for a meaningful career. Career Services provides individual advising by qualified counselors as well as opportunities to connect with employers via online job listings, employer networking receptions, career seminars and on-campus recruiting.

Starting freshman year, students can work with counselors to identify their skills, values and interests to help them develop a solid, individualized career plan.

Career Services partners with faculty from all schools to present meaningful instruction on various topics, including résumé writing, interview skills, job-search strategies and networking. All students and alumni may post résumés and apply for positions through CareerLink, the Career Services Center’s online job posting system.

Career Services manages the academic internship program and provides support and resources to students for securing an internship position and academic credit for the experience. Employer networking receptions, Career Fairs, Design Expo, Alumni Portfolio Showcase, career panels, mock interviews, on-campus interviews and other activities allow students to interact personally with employers and alumni to learn more about career opportunities in a more personalized setting.

The most important factor contributing to student success in entering the job market is student engagement in the career-development process. The Career Services Center encourages students to meet one-on-one with a counselor early on for career planning and throughout their academic careers to learn the latest job search strategies that contribute to a student’s ability to secure meaningful career positions and acceptance into graduate programs.