The Career Development Center (CDC) is located on the first floor of Egan Hall. The CDC provides information regarding career counseling, resume and cover letter construction, job search and job interview preparation, and help with graduate school applications. The hub of the CDC is CareerConnect, an on-line career management system. Available jobs, internships, and other career related activities are posted on CareerConnect. Students can post their resumes and credentials for review by prospective employers.
All registered students are automatically assigned an account which gives them 24/7 access via phone, tablet or computer. Students can access this secure system by using their Mercyhurst student ID number. The CDC also offers students and alumni access to a job search website called CareerShift.
The website can be access at: www.careershift.com. This allows students and alums the ability to search for jobs and internships around the country and also allows them to network with Mercyhurst Alumni. Contact a Career Development staffer if you require assistance accessing either site.
For undecided students or students considering a change of major/minor, the CDC utilizes self-guided assessments to help students identify possible appropriate career paths. Students can discuss feedback from these assessments with any Career Development staff member. The CDC sponsors a variety of career related activities each year.
Among these are mini career and job fairs, a graduate school fair, part-time job fair, alumni networking nights and the annual spring Job Fair. This annual event attracts approximately 100 companies, agencies and organizations which offer part-time and full-time jobs and internship opportunities. These fairs also provide opportunities for career exploration.