Career Development Center
West Chester University
What is Ram Career Network?
Ram Career Network is WCU’s new online career management system for you to access jobs and internships, manage career documents such as resumes and cover letters, sign-up for on-campus interviews and more! WCU (and all other 13 PA State System universities) are transitioning to this new system (replacing College Central Network).
Do I need to create an account in Ram Career Network?
WCU students will have an account in Ram Career Network and can log in using your WCU Network ID (e.g., AB654321@wcupa.edu) and password. Once in your account, you will need to update your profile to reflect your academic information such as your major and your career interests. Alumni create their own username (a valid email address) and password for access to the system.
ATTENTION August 2013 graduates: on August 27 we converted all students with an August 2013 graduation date to Alumni status. If you did not in fact graduate, please contact the office at 610-436-2501 and we can reinstate your Student status.
When can I starting using the system?
Fall On-Campus Recruiting is underway, so begin looking for those employers who are COMING TO CAMPUS to interview you!
Why did WCU change to Ram Career Network?
Symplicity/NACELink is the organization providing our new Ram Career Network platform. It is the world's largest network of college and university career centers and includes over five million employers. Job seekers are able to:
Will there be a fee to use the new system?
No. Ram Career Network is a free system provided by the Career Development Center for all students and alumni to use.
How do I upload my resume?
Go to the Resume option under “Getting Started” quick link on your home page OR click “My documents” tab at the top. Provide a label/name for your document, browse for the file on your computer, and click submit. Once the document in converted, your resume will be under your “Pending Documents” tab.
Will resumes be reviewed by the Career Development Center staff?
Yes. Within two business days of the upload, a staff member will provide feedback on your uploaded resume. Please look for subject line “Resume Review Update” via email from email@example.com for your resume review.
Can I upload multiple resumes?
Yes, you can upload multiple resumes and documents (e.g. cover letters, scanned transcripts) into your account. However, only your initial resume will be reviewed by staff. Subsequent resumes will not be reviewed.
Is there a file-size limit to my resume?
Yes, there is a file size limit of 200KB.
What file formats are acceptable for uploads into my account in Ram Career Network?
A wide variety of file formats are acceptable. Check the file size limit; if you have trouble uploading a document you may contact the office.
My resume is taking a long time to upload. Why?
Some documents upload very quickly but depending upon file size, how busy the system is, etc. it can take longer. If it takes more than 5 minutes, try the following:
- Shorten the label (filename)
- Make sure the file is not more than 200KB.
If you are still unable to upload, call the Career Development Center at (610) 436-2501.
I had an account in College Central Network; did my information transfer?
For students, only basic information such as your name, email address, Student ID, and expected date of graduation will be in the system. You will want to check current information for accuracy and update the rest of your profile with academic and career interest information. Required fields are marked with a red *.
For alumni: no information will be populated into your account in advance, so you will need to complete the entire profile to begin using the system. Required fields will be marked with a red *.
How do I retrieve a copy of my resume that I had in College Central Network?
The Career Development Center downloaded resumes in the month of June 2013 for students as well as alumni (who graduated between December 2011 and August 2013). Please contact the CDC by emaling firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we check our files for a copy of your resume.
While College Central Network will no longer be the software provider for WCU and PASSHE universities, your basic account will still be accessible to you. You may access your resumes and portfolio documents by logging in to your account. There will be NO WCU-specific job postings or services, however, within CCN after June 30, 2013.
Student access: http://www.studentcentral.com/
Alumni access: http://www.alumnicentral.com/