HOW WE HELP

The Career and Professional Development Office assists students and alumni in the various stages of career exploration and planning.  A successful career plan and job search begins with a thorough understanding of one's interests and values, the development of essential life skills, and the acquisition of career-related information.  The Career and Professional Development Office offers programs, resources, and services designed to help at all stages of the decision-making and planning process. 

Career Advising

A career advisor can assist you with academic and career decisions, including: choosing a major, exploring career options, job searching strategies and interview preparation and resume guidance. Call 610-409-3599, email, or stop by Career Services in Bomberger 110 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Interest Testing

We use a variety of assessment tools to help students identify their interests, skills, values and personality preferences. All of these tools are extremely useful as starting points to your career search, but do not provide definitive solutions or prescribed career paths to follow.

Resume Critiques

Draft a rough copy of your resume and bring it in to the Career and Professional Development office for feedback. You can either schedule an appointment to meet with a advisor OR upload your resume for evaluation at UC CareerNet.

Events and Resources

Each semester there are seminars, workshops, and internet based activities provided by the Career and Professional Development Office.  Check our website for the dates and times for individual events.

Full-Time and Part-Time Job Searching

Career and Professional Development posts all full-time, part-time, child care, and summer jobs through our web-based system, UC CareerNet.  The link also provides valuable job searching tips and links to some of the best job-searching sites.

On Campus Interviewing

Employers visit campus each year to interview students for employment opportunities.  On campus interviewing allows students to experience professional interviews without leaving Ursinus!

Internships

The Career and Professional Development Office can help you with every step of the internship search and application process. Internships are maintained on UC CareerNet, a web-based database. 

Graduate School

Students will find resources on a variety of subjects related to graduate school including testing information, test preparation programs, graduate program listings, grants and scholarships, admissions essay writing and graduate school interviewing. Extensive collection of medical and law school information for pre-med and pre- law students is also available in the Career and Professional Development Office.

Credential File Service

The Ursinus College Career and Professional Development Office offers an online credentials file service through a partnership with Interfolio, a web- based confidential file management service. Interfolio allows individuals to create and self-manage a portfolio of their credentials, including confidential and non-confidential letters of recommendation, writing samples, and evaluations.

Career Library

The library offers resources on career fields and majors to "learn about careers", agencies and organizations, Graduate and Professional Schools, and career planning information. Testing guides, newspapers, newsletters and magazines are available to aid your career planning.