Career Development Center
Helping students achieve career success
When Susquehanna students need assistance landing their first job, applying to graduate school or scoring an internship, help is no further away than the university’s Career Development Center.
The office sees more than 1,300 students each year, nearly twice as many individuals as schools with similar enrollments.
“Our post graduation survey consistently indicates that students view our office and our staff as helpful, supportive, friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable,” says center director Brenda Fabian.
Resume and cover letter writing is the office’s most-used service. After three meetings with a career services counselor, recent graduate Aaron Abel ’11 had a professional and competitive resume.
“Career services is easily one of the most valuable services that Susquehanna offers to the student body,” he says.
Other popular services are mock interviews, career advice in person or via the internet and graduate school preparation.
Services aren’t just for seniors. All students can get help landing an internship or a summer job, and the office also advises first-year students on selecting a major.
“Career services is an office for students from all class years and all academic majors,” Fabian says.
Spenser Ercole ’13 says the resume and cover letter advice he received from the center helped him land two summer jobs.
Kahla Woodling ’12 adds that the office helped her with the “daunting” task of applying for an internship.
“Now, my internship at Plimoth Plantation is going amazingly well, and I am enjoying every minute of it,” she says.
Formerly located in the lower level of the Degenstein Campus Center, the Career Development Center moved to Fisher Hall in summer 2011.
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