Prepare for your future

The Office of Career Development can help you identify your career goals and assist you as you prepare to achieve them.


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 or contact us through Handshake.

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:

Focus2An interactive experience which utilizes a variety of assessments to match students and alumni with over 1,000 career options. This intuitive career and education decision-making system assists student and alumni with major and occupation exploration, allowing each individual to make informed career decisions in order to take action in their career development.

  • How to create an account and log in: All new Focus2 users must create an account by clicking on the “REGISTER” button on the above link and filling out the "Create Your Focus 2 Career Account" form. An access code is required to submit the form. Alvernia's code is BH103.

STRONG Interest Inventory - This assessment measures your interests and identifies possible careers, courses of study, work and leisure activities 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 (MBTI) - The MBTI provides individuals insight about themselves. 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  

Discover jobs you actually want on Handshake!  Handshake is an online system that allows you to post your resume, view and apply for full-time jobs, internships, and on-campus employment positions.  Create a profile that includes your work experiences, skills, interests, and organizations to attract employers an receive job recommendations based on your career profile.  You can also schedule appointments with Career Development staff through Handshake.


Career Development Office Hours

In person Career Development services available:
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM*
Thursday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 


*Additional evening hours are available by appointment.


Contact Career Development

Career Development Office:

400 Saint Bernadine Street
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA 19607
Phone: 610-790-2878


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