The Mercyhurst Development Center provides students with a number of free services to help them land a job interview, or better, a career. Services are offered free of charge to current students. A student can generally walk-in for an appointment with his/her career counselor, however it is suggested that you set up an appointment to ensure availability. You can do this by emailing your career counselor, stopping by Egan 123, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercyhurst University students actively seek full-time employment upon graduation, specific majors promote post-graduate education and students are being accepted into a variety of prestigious graduate, law, and medical schools. The CDC offers guidance to current students and alumni who wish to do post-graduate study and has graduate catalogs, graduate directories, grants and fellowships, and post-graduate degree financial aid information. In addition, students or alumni can meet with graduate/professional school representatives at an annual Graduate/Professional School Fair.
We offer free services to all Mercyhurst alumni. Whether you are changing careers or looking for the next step up, we can assist you with the job search process, providing interview tips, and reviewing your resume.
Pay it forward and help another Laker to earn hands on experience. Stay connected with the CDC after graduation to provide job and internship openings, and participate in mentorship opportunities for current students and new graduates.
For more information about how we can help you, visit the Alumni webpage by clicking here.
Students attending Mercyhurst University have the opportunity to participate in numerous internship experiences. Internships are the combination of classroom and on-the-job work organized in an educationally sound manner and coordinated so that experiences in business, industry, government and various public agencies become an integral part of a student's college education. Students who participate in the internship program usually come away from their experience more professionally and personally developed. Depending on your major, you can earn up to twelve (12) credits with departmental permission. Current students should stop by the CDC or log-on to our Portal page to learn about the internship process.
Career Services offers students many tools to help explore potential career options. Here are just a few:
The CDC has a career resources library which is continuously updated to provide the latest information on present and future career trends.
CareerConnect is our job and internship database available to current students and ‘Hurst alumni. You can search for job/internship opportunities, create job search agents, upload documents, and apply directly to job postings. Jobs are posted by local and national employers.
What Can I Do With This Major/Degree?
A convenient mini-web site that helps students connect majors with careers. Students can browse potential majors to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
The CDC staff meets with students and alumni to hone their interviewing skills. Staff members are trained to detect both positive and negative abilities and to discuss them confidentially with the prospective applicant. A student may schedule a mock interview to simulate the setting in a role-playing envionment.
Job Search Strategies
Whether you are an alum, a graduating senior, or a current student looking for part-time work, the CDC staff can help you throughout your job search process. Scheduling one-on-one sessions with our experienced career counselors can be extremely beneficial in helping students map out their job search strategies.
The CDC staff offers numerous career-related workshops throughout the academic year. Resume construction, cover-letter writing, job-search strategies and interviewing techniques are a few of the seminars conducted by the professional staff.
The CDC has an extensive resource library which is constantly maintained and updated. One of our popular printed resources is Job Choices magazine, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Visit the Glassdoor job search site.