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 is committed to supporting the success of all students 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.
To learn more about our services and resources you may download our brochure .
There are many models for career development; at WCU, we teach and utilize the approach that career development is a life-long, cyclical process. Students have different experiences, goals, and strengths; depending upon all of the factors that influence students, not everyone will progress through this process in the same manner or on the same timeline. And yet it is our goal to help students 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 center educates students and alumni to actively develop and implement their academic, career, personal, and professional goals. We meet with students during individual appointments as well as group workshops and seminars. We offer job and internship vacancies, resume writing and interview preparation assistance, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting opportunities.
Students may drop by the center any time to ask a staff member a question. There are designated drop-in hours every afternoon when a student may get 15-minutes of assistance from a staff member, no appointment needed. However, we encourage students to schedule appointments in advance for more in-depth career planning assistance by calling 610-436-2501.
Be a part of student success at West Chester University by helping to identify employment opportunities for students!
Talented students graduate each year from the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. If your organization needs excellent new talent, consider posting job openings at no cost to your organization on Ram Career Network, the one-stop career portal for WCU students, alumni, and employers.
One of the best ways for students to prepare for future careers is to gain experience while still in college. Most WCU students have the option of pursuing an internship through their academic departments.
If you work for an organization that has an internship program, we invite you to refer that opportunity to us by firstname.lastname@example.org
The WCU Foundation cultivates new scholarship and endowment opportunities for WCU students; they also manage a range of existing student support opportunities.