Career and Professional Development Center

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

    Due to ongoing concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Career and Professional Development Center will be temporarily closed. You may contact our staff through email (career-七星彩杀号准确) or by calling 724-357-2235. We will be checking voicemail regularly. Thank you for your understanding.

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    IUP Career and Professional Development Center:
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    Job and Internship Search Tips:

    • Action Step #1 - Know yourself and what you want
    • Action Step #2 - Prepare your job search materials
    • Action Step #3 - Leverage your network
    • Action Step #4 - Apply for jobs or internships
    • Action Step #5 - Differentiate yourself
    • Action Step #6 - Prepare for interviews
    • Action Step #7 - Negotiate the job offer 

    CPDC Video Programming

    Interactive Virtual Career Events PDF Form - April and May 2020 

  • As we continue to move through this challenging time, the CPDC is adapting to ensure that your career planning needs are still met七星彩杀号准确 and other associated work is achieved. To this end…

    • While we’ve offered virtual appointments for some time now, we are moving all appointments to remote offerings (i.e., phone and Zoom) for the remainder of the spring semester.
    • You are free to use resume-七星彩杀号准确 to forward résumés, cover letters, and other career-related documents to us for review and feedback.

    • You may also reach out to us via career-.

    • All CPDC programs and events scheduled for spring 2020 have been cancelled or postponed until the fall semester; this includes those offered through the Office of Service Learning.

    • We’re inviting you to please follow us on social media (accounts listed below) to stay up to date with programming and services, to receive valuable career information and tips, and to ask career-related questions.

      • Twitter and Instagram: @IUP_CPDC
      • Facebook: @iupcareerdevelopmentcente
      • LinkedIn Groups: IUP Career Development and Networking + IUP Alumni
    • We will also be posting additional career resources on our website七星彩杀号准确 in lieu of the live programming we typically do throughout the academic year.

    • If you’d like us to do a virtual workshop or presentation for your organization, please complete the online workshop request form七星彩杀号准确 available on our website, and we’ll do our best to accommodate all requests.

    • Please feel free to reach out to any of our team members.

    As always, please let us know how we can most effectively collaborate to support you and ensure you continue to advance your educational, career, and organizational goals. Thank you.

    七星彩杀号准确the career and professional development center offers a vast array of services for career-oriented students and graduates. our goal is to help students to become more confident in their professional development and networking abilities so they can make informed decisions about graduate schools and career opportunities.

    in college you spend a lot of time trailblazing and learning new things. it can be totally overwhelming, but there is a whole community willing to help. for me, the iup career and professional development center was integral in my success. i got my first professional headshot, honed my interview skills, and practiced networking in many different situations. without the career center, my first real interview would have been a lot scarier and my linkedin profile would be lackluster.

    七星彩杀号准确a few years into my career, i now review resumes and interview candidates. i can vouch that recruiters only spend mere seconds on each resume. you may be great in person, but we have to look at a lot of applications, and one small error could mean you don’t make the cut. getting a job and learning to be professional takes time, so why not go to the experts for help?

    —Elena Kapp ’16
    International Business


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  • Handshake Online Job-Posting System logo with the word handshake and a stylized  capital H that looks like two people shaking hands

    Handshake Highlights


    Handshake is a one-stop shop for students to prepare and launch their careers; and for companies, nonprofits, and organizations of all shapes and sizes to find, recruit, and hire IUP alumni. Handshake uses data to help students find jobs or internships that best match their interests. 


    • Multi-school job posting—with just a few clicks, post your job across dozens of schools, for free. (Please register using a permanent staff member’s name and email address as the organization’s contact, and not someone in a temporary or internship position.)

    • powerful applicant filtering—narrow down potential hires to the best fits through our advanced filter options.

    • dedicated employer training and support—handshake university will quickstart your experience with weekly webinars, videos, and help articles. employers can also contact handshake’s world-class support team for hands-on help.

    • 七星彩杀号准确one account, 350 schools! ditch the dozens of websites, logins, and passwords. with handshake you get a single integrated network.

    Career Resources for Students and Alumni with Disabilities

    The IUP Career and Professional Development Center七星彩杀号准确 staff are committed to helping students and alumni with visible and non-visible disabilities find gainful and satisfying employment. A list of resources is available to assist students and alumni with their job search. 

    Please contact our office at 724-357-2235 or career- if you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors.

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    Have you wondered what you can do with a degree in Philosophy? How about one in Physics or Safety Sciences? The What You Can Do With Your Degree pages feature comments from recent IUP graduates and suggestions for which professions work best with which degree. Check it out!

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    The Career and Professional Development Center offers a variety of career-oriented workshops that may be valuable to your curriculum or student organization. To make this process more convenient for you, trained career consultants will present these topics on an as-needed basis. Workshops can be delivered in the classroom, at your club’s meeting, or in the Career and Professional Development Center Classroom/Library.


    七星彩杀号准确if you require or offer extra credit to your students to create/update their resumes or visit the cpdc for any of our services, please let us know by completing the form.

  • Career Resources Handouts

    Check out these helpful guides in printable PDF format on writing a resume or cover letter, creating business cards, getting the most out of your LinkedIn account, appropriate business attire, and more! 

    Why Visit the IUP Career and Professional Development Center?

    Graduation day is not the day you should start thinking about your career. The Career and Professional Development Center is committed to providing quality services and developmental opportunities that support the educational objectives of IUP. Our goal is to teach students, by providing career consultation and support, how to become active participants in their own continuing career development.

    Why should you take advantage of the services offered by the IUP Career and Professional Development Center?

    check out the and for information about what services are provided by our office, and how you can improve your job search skills.

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    What is your Game Plan? A checklist to help you find a career after graduation

    IUP Graduate Survey Results

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    If you need to have your résumé reviewed, but don’t have the opportunity to stop by our office, you can send it to resume-七星彩杀号准确. Your résumé will be reviewed by one of our career consultants, and you will receive feedback.

    we make every effort to be timely in the approval process, but it may take up to five or more business days to review and provide feedback on your resume. processing time may increase during busy times of the year (e.g., before a career fair, large networking event, or when all students in a class are required to have their résumés reviewed). 

    Be aware of job and internship application deadlines, and begin the résumé approval process well before an application is due. If you have an urgent need to have your résumé reviewed, please contact our office directly at 724-357-2235 or email your request to career-.    


    Due to the impact of COVID-19, Drop-In and Quick Question hours are postponed for the spring semester until further notice.

    the career and professional development center hosts drop-in hours every monday and tuesday from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. and every tuesday and wednesday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in pratt 302 during the fall and spring semesters. trained career consultants will be available for résumé reviews and quick questions.

    drop-in hours begin two weeks after the semester has started and end the last week of classes before finals.