Mary Hendricks graduated from Alvernia in 2008 with more than a degree in occupational therapy. She had six job offers.
Prior to graduation, she had attended the university’s career fair, and each health care facility she interviewed with offered her a job. “I was floored,” she says. “The career fair was in the spring, but I wasn’t graduating until August. Each place was impressed enough to hold a position for me.” Mary credits the assistance she received from Alvernia’s Career Services Office and Alvernia’s hands-on classroom learning and experienced faculty for her success.
While Mary was amazed at the number of job offers she had, she also surprised herself in her final decision. Of the six offers, she chose an occupational therapist position at RehabCare in Pottsville, a small city in Pennsylvania. “I’m from a little town in Pennsylvania, so I always thought I’d move to a big city with big-city luxuries, ”Mary says. “Instead, I looked for something like the Alvernia community: small enough to know your patients, but large enough for you to grow and advance as a professional, too.”