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West Chester University
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Location: 225 Lawrence Center
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
The Twardowski Career Development Center (TCDC) provides services, programs, and resources that facilitate the lifelong career development process and assist students and alumni with implementing and securing satisfying careers. Those individuals taking advantage of the TCDC resources will be assisted through any of the three stages of career planning: self-assessment, exploration, and taking action.
Career planning is a lifelong process of learning about your interests, skills, and values; exploring options; making decisions; and implementing a plan to pursue a goal. As a student, you can take many steps each year to move closer to achieving your goals - the center is not for seniors only! For individual assistance with exploring majors and careers and developing job-search skills, such as how to write a resume or successfully interview for a position, call the office or stop by to schedule an appointment.
Career exploration, job-search strategy, resume writing, interviewing, and graduate school workshops are among the many topics available for presentation to interested groups of students, faculty, and staff.
Additional career-related programs are presented collaboratively with other campus offices and departments. Programs might include those that address the career concerns of special interest groups or bring alumni and prospective employers to campus. Visit the center's Web site at http://www.wcupa.edu/cdc for an online events calendar for programs, career fairs, and more.
The resource library contains practical and easy-to-use career reference materials, as well as free magazines and literature, to help individuals explore majors and careers; write resumes and prepare for interviews; research specific industries and employers; inquire into graduate school programs; and identify internship and job openings.
The Twardowski Career Development Center also offers a number of valuable resources on the Web site. (http://www.wcupa.edu/cdc).
Assistance is available to help students and alumni find and secure postgraduate employment as well as internships while still in school. In addition to on-campus recruiting, the center hosts several career fairs each year, provides an online resume database and referral system, and posts job opportunities from employers. The staff is able to provide current information on the job market. Schedule an appointment to develop your individual job search strategy.
Each semester, employers come to the center to interview students for a variety of positions. Interested students may apply for on-campus interviews by creating an account in College Central Network, uploading a resume, and submitting the resume directly to jobs of interest. A resume-referral system is also available whereby an employer may search resumes of participating students.