Career Development

Students

Given that career change will occur often during your lifetime, the process requires preparation and quality time in reflection on your experiences, knowledge, and values.  The Office of Career Development can help you identify your career goals and assist you as you prepare to achieve them.

We encourage you to utilize our services, browse the website and take advantage of the opportunities we provide you to develop your career-readiness skills.

Individual Career Counseling/Coaching

Individual career counseling/coaching appointments are available to students who have questions about: Choosing a major, identifying a career path, beginning a job or internship search, and researching graduate school.  Call the Office of Career Development at 610-790-2878 to schedule an appointment.

Career Assessment

Assessments are a great tool to use in the career exploration process.  They can offer insight into your interests, abilities, skills, and values as they relate to majors or occupations.  The following career assessment resources are available to students:

  • MyPlan - MyPlan is an electronic career guidance system that provides a variety of assessments which can help to direct you toward possible careers that match your personality, interests, skills, and values.  Contact the Office of Career Development for log-on instructions and License Code.
  • STRONG Interest Inventory - This assessment measures your interests and identifies possible careers, courses of study, work and leisure activities that you might find rewarding.  Students must be recommended by the Director of Career Development to take this assessment after an initial career counseling appointment.  
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - A personality assessment the MBTI provides individuals insight about themselves - how they communicate, work, learn, and how they interact with others.  The MBTI can help with career choice, development, and management. Students must be recommended by the Director of Career Development to take this assessment after an initial career counseling appointment.  Administration and interpretation of this assessment must be completed in person in the Career Development Suite or as part of a classroom activity.

Resume and Cover Letter Development and Critique

An updated resume and cover letter are essential to a successful job search. The staff in the Office of Career Development is available to assist you with revisions and suggestions to your current resume and cover letter. Need help getting started?  Schedule an appointment with one of our Peer Editors who will assist you in the resume or cover letter development process.

Interview Preparation

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.  The Office of Career Development provides an interview guide with helpful tips on types of interviews, questions to consider, and post-interview etiquette.  You can also contact our office at 610-790-2878 to schedule an appointment to participate in a mock interview.

Job Search

The College Central Network is an on-line, job and internship database available to students and alumni 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In addition to full-time work and internship opportunities the site provides over 300 career articles and 60+ podcasts to support you with your career-related needs.

Contact Information

 

Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-790-2878

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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