225 Lawrence Center
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm (Summer)
The career center follows the University’s calendar for holidays, delays, and closures.
The Career Development Center (CDC) is committed to supporting the success of all students and alumni in identifying and exploring options as well as building the skills necessary to develop rewarding careers. We provide a range of services and special programs as well as host employers for interviews and career fairs to give WCU graduates a competitive edge in the job market.
Academic Affairs Liaison Roles for CDC Counselors: The liaison cultivates faculty/departmental relationships and delivers classroom presentations or collaborative programs.
Faculty Guide to the Career Development Center - Capitalizing on career development in the academic experience.
CDC Brochure - Download to learn more about our services and resources.
There are many theories and models for career development; the theoretical underpinnings of the resources and services we provide at WCU are primarily developmental. We employ a sound fundamental approach that career development is a life-long, cyclical process. Depending upon all of the internal and external forces and factors that different people experience, not every student will progress through this process in the same manner or on the same timeline. And yet it is our goal to help individuals understand this process so they can most successfully navigate their own career development throughout their lifetime.
Decision-Making: Identify where you are in the decision-making process and what next steps will be helpful for you.
Self-Awareness: Think about your dreams, interests, values, and skills and how they relate to majors and careers.
Exploration: Review majors, careers, and student activities to help you narrow down your options.
Preparation & Experience: Strengthen your professional skills by writing a resume and cover letter, interviewing, and applying to opportunities.
Reflection & Action: Consider how things are going and your future goals.
The Career Development Center welcomes requests from faculty and staff to deliver programs and workshops. We offer a variety of topics and can customize a program for your needs.
To best accommodate you, please submit requests at least two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, or wish to first discuss program topics and ideas, please contact the Career Development Center at 610-436-2501 oremail the CDC
Prospective employers frequently contact academic departments directly and develop strong connections that support the creation of internships and post-graduation jobs. The career center provides employers with a range of recruiting services, career fairs, and special events designed to provide an efficiently coordinated process for hiring West Chester University students.
Job postings received via email can be forwarded directly tothe CDC recruiters
for further distribution and promotion.
We invite you to refer any prospective employers to our Associate Director, who manages Employer Relations, to learn more about recruiting options and maximizing their campus brand among students: Ms. Preeti Singh, Associate Director, 610-436-2501.