We hope you’re safe and well during this unprecedented time not only in our community
but around the world. Our first priority is to keep everyone safe and maintain the
delivery of career resources and services to support our students, faculty and the
Lock Haven community. As a university, we must make sure you stay healthy and safe
in the weeks to come by following the plan distributed by our University.
We know that many of you are thinking about future internships and jobs—and aren’t
quite sure what to do now. We’re here to reassure you that even though most work is
moving online, it doesn’t mean you need to stop planning internships, engaging with
potential employers, and applying for jobs.
Fill out your Handshake online profile: Did you know that 80% of students who fill out location preferences, job role preferences,
and job type preferences receive a message from an employer? It’s a simple step, but
an effective way to start engaging with potential employers online. Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of your Handshake profile.
Virtual walk-in office hours: Our career staff has virtual office hours from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays. Head to
Handshake events & click on the event link to stop by the office & chat with our staff on any questions you may have.
Schedule career center appointments via video chat or phone: Don’t miss out on appointments. These sessions can be hosted virtually or by phone.
Head to Handshake to schedule an appointment. Once you’ve selected your appointment category and type, you’ll see an option to
select your appointment medium in the upper right corner of your screen. Click to
see if the appointment you’re scheduling can be hosted remotely.
Attend online events: To the greatest extent possible, we are shifting all employer events online. Simply
follow this link to head to the events page in Handshake and search for events marked as a “virtual
session” event type.
Biology major with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences
As a student with hopes of working in emergency health care, the Center for Career
and Professional Development helped me obtain incredible experience as a medical scribe at
UPMC Susquehanna's Emergency Department by supplying me with the tools necessary to be
a successful applicant. The Center for Career and Professional Development gave me
invaluable advice that I believe has given me, as well as the rest of the students
at LHU, an advantage over other students at different universities by helping me build a
sound resume, obtain access to extraordinary opportunities, and by providing tips
on how to be successful in an interview.
Without the assistance of the Career Development Office, I wouldn't have been as knowledgeable
about applying to jobs or aware of the opportunities that are offered in the area
for students who aspire to work in health care. I now feel that I will have an advantage
when I apply to and interview at professional schools and future occupations because
of the advice The Center for Career and Professional Development has given me.