Career and Personal Development


Information for Faculty

The Career and Personal Development Office enjoys collaboration with faculty in order to help guide and support students in their career planning.

Resources for Students

Our office provides extensive resources for your students. Please refer your students for any of the following services:

  • Individual counseling appointments
  • Assistance with selection of major
  • Online interest and personality assessments
  • Assistance with resumes and cover letters
  • Coaching on interviewing strategies and salary negotiation
  • Taped mock interviews
  • Instruction about internship and job search strategies
  • Online internship/job board
  • Guidance about professionalism and networking
  • Instruction on the use of LinkedIn
  • Study abroad information
  • Graduate school information
  • Workshops and career events
  • Extensive website resources

Class Presentations
Our office appreciates the opportunity to inform students about career resources and teach them career-related skills. We can present a brief 5-10 minute overview of our resources or provide a longer presentation on topics such as:

  • Resume and/or cover letter preparation
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Internship/job search
  • Salary negotiation
  • Study abroad opportunities

We are happy to tailor presentations for specific majors or populations. In lieu of cancelling a class, consider having someone from our office present on the topic of your choice. To request a class presentation, please call 610-358-4595 or email

Internship Program for Academic Credit

An internship provides students the opportunity to gain professional work experience prior to graduation, a necessity in today’s job market. Typically, a student works a minimum of 150 hours at the internship site to earn three academic credits. The student also takes a course during the semester in order to obtain credit for their experience. As of fall 2019 students will attend a 30-minute pre-internship workshop which will outline all of the requirements to complete an internship for credit.

Refer an Employer
Faculty play a critical role in supporting students’ career goals and acting as a liaison between the University and employer partners. The Career and Personal Development Office invites faculty members to recommend potential employers and internship sites to us.

The Career and Personal Development Office endorses:
A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring
from the National Association of Colleges and Employers