Center for Career and Professional Development

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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.

This email is a guide on how to leverage some of the systems we use at the Center for Career & Professional Development to continue to actively explore career opportunities without coming to campus.

  • 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.
  • Learn from your peers: Read the over 100,000+ employer reviews on Handshake to learn more about what it’s like to intern or work at a specific company. Or, use Peer Messaging to chat with alumni or other students with your major, or even to conduct informational interviews online. Check out this guide to learn more about how to learn from other students on Handshake.
  • Follow employers you’re interested in: By following an employer, you’ll be alerted when they post an upcoming online event.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to make sure you have all the resources you need to continue to plan for your future.

We miss you! 😊

MaryJo Campana, Director
Kristin Laudenslager, Career & Internship Navigator
Cortney Force, Administrative Assistant

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Center for Career and Professional Development

MaryJo Campana, Director
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206 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2181

Kristin Laudenslager, Career and Internship Navigator
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206A Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2247

 Cortney Force
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206 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2181

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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