Career Education

Office of Career Education
Knight Hall,
Suite 133
215-572-2939
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FAQ
 

EXPLORE, ENGAGE, EMBARK

THE MISSION OF THE OFFICE OF CAREER EDUCATION (OCE) IS TO EDUCATE AND CREATE CONNECTIONS FOR THE ARCADIA UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE HOLISTIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, AND ALUMNI.

EXPLORE

Career Advising: Individual career advising is available by appointment on topics such as career exploration, identification, and preparation. We assist students at every step in the career development process. Whether you want to explore your career interests, navigate the job search process, or apply to graduate school, our Career Educators will help. Additionally, we will help you hone your professional resume, build interview techniques, and create your LinkedIn profile. Appointments may be scheduled through our online career hub, Handshake. We offer daily Express Advising (no appointment needed) during the academic year.

Career Assessments: Interest and personality assessments such as TypeFocus, Strong Interest Inventory, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) are used to help in selecting a major and career. Ask your Career Educator which assessment is right for you or visit www.arcadia.edu/typefocus to get started.

Career Mentoring: The Alumni Career Mentor Program matches students with alumni mentors. A trusted alumni mentor can offer professional insights, expand your areas of interest, and help you build professional contacts.  Register in Handshake for a mentor.
 
ENGAGE

Online Career Hub: Handshake serves as the online hub for Arcadia students and alumni, connecting you to jobs and internships from our employer partners. Apply for internships and jobs, share your resume with employers, and even sign up for on-campus interviews, meetings with Career Educators, the Alumni Mentor program and career events all through Handshake. https://arcadia.joinhandshake.com

Career Events: We deliver distinct career events to support Arcadia students and alumni in their career and professional  development each semester. Our ever-popular career events include our Resume Revival program, The Knights Networking Series, Spring Internship and Career Fair, and The Super Intern Expo, to name a few. Register for all career events through Handshake.

Practice Interviews: Improve your ability to discuss your skills in a professional setting through a practice interview with a Career Educator or industry expert. We offer resume-based, behavioral, and industry specific simulations for you to gain experience and hone your interviewing skills. Additionally, we offer online interview simulations at https://quinncia.io/ through Quinncia.
 
EMBARK

Internships: The OCE serves as a resource for students seeking to gain practical experience through internships. Internships are essential to the Arcadia experience and are consistently rated among the top criteria employers seek in recent college graduates. Most Arcadia undergraduate students complete at least one internship prior to graduation. The OCE supports students in finding and successfully obtaining internships across a diverse range of industries.

Employer and Career Connections: A variety of employers visit campus to share industry-specific information, employment, and internship opportunities. We facilitate employer connections through presentations in the classroom, networking events, career fairs, and on-campus interviews.

Career Resources: A wealth of career and professional advice and resources can be found online at www.arcadia.edu/oce.

The Office of Career Education is located in Knight Hall, Suite 100, and can be contacted at 215-572-2939 or careerhelp@arcadia.edu.