Get Started With The Gateway

The Allegheny Gateway supports students as they explore their interests, turn those interests into experience, and then apply what they’ve learned to opportunities both in their careers and in their communities.

By participating in multiple, significant Gateway offerings, Allegheny students refine their career aspirations and clarify their vocations. They develop a clear vision of who they are in the world, an inclusive and global perspective, and the commitment to be citizen-leaders addressing the complexities of the modern world. They graduate as professionals who will be much more than their professions.

Gateway Opportunities

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Career Education

Career Educators in the Allegheny Gateway help students #BecomeTheChange by offering internships and job shadowing opportunities, educational programs, and employment leads so students and recent graduates can attain their personal and professional goals.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Career counseling
  • Job and internship search
  • Resumé review
  • Interview preparation
  • On-campus employment recruiting
  • Pre-law/graduate school preparation

Career Education

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International Education

International Education provides students with the opportunity to study the world, enhance their intercultural competency, and #BecomeTheChange through:


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Study away
  • Experiential learning (EL) travel seminars
  • International internships
  • International student/scholar support and advising
  • Intercultural programming

International Education

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Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) supports students by helping them identify opportunities to #BecomeTheChange in the work of their disciplines.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Advising to identify URSCA opportunities during the academic year in any discipline
  • Advising to identify URSCA opportunities during the summer both on- and off-campus
  • Programming that allows students to share their experiences with the Allegheny community
  • Support to allow students to share their experiences at professional conferences across the country
  • Advising for leveraging URSCA experiences to obtain post-graduate opportunities
  • Mentoring to facilitate effective student-faculty URSCA collaborations on campus, in the local area, and abroad

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

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Political Participation

The Center for Political Participation (CPP) partners Allegheny students with local, state, national, and international communities to both learn about and address political, economic, and social challenges, helping students #BecomeTheChange.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Programs in electoral participation, global engagement, law and justice, public policy, and journalism in the public interest
  • Student fellow program
  • Law and Policy Certificate program
  • Collaborative research, community-based learning, conferences, undergraduate research, public lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Partnership with the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y., including internships, research, and a range of programming dedicated to Jackson’s legal legacy and its connections to contemporary national and international events

Center for Political Participation

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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement provides structures, programs, and resources to support student and faculty engagement in Meadville and beyond so our students can #BecomeTheChange in their communities.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Student service leader positions (e.g., Bonner, Davies, AVSLs, ACES)
  • Annual service events such as Make A Difference Day, MLK Day of Service, and Senior Citizen Recognition Day
  • Community service opportunities in community health, homelessness, the environment, food and hunger, animal welfare, senior citizens, women’s empowerment, education, and underserved youth
  • Alternative Spring Break service trips
  • Monthly Service Saturday programs
  • Work study job placements in the Meadville community

Civic Engagement

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Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Professional Advising supports pre-health, pre-law, and pre-education students by providing them with the tools and experiences to help them succeed and #BecomeTheChange after they leave campus.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Advising for all types of medical professions
  • Advising for law school preparation
  • Advising for students planning careers as teachers
  • Extensive internship, shadowing, volunteer, and field experiences
  • Workshops on applications, personal statements, test prep, and interviewing
  • Special programs such as Health Coaching and alumni panels

Pre-Professional Advising

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Intercultural Center

The Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success (CIASS) pursues strategic initiatives that enrich the academic, social, cultural, and personal development of all students while creating opportunities to promote intercultural competence through discussion, dialogue, and self-reflection, helping all students to #BecomeTheChange in the process.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Cultural competence training
  • Academic support
  • Gator SafeZone training
  • Multicultural resource library

Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success

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Nationally Competitive Fellowships

The Office of Nationally Competitive Fellowships helps students identify and apply for distinguished off-campus funding opportunities, creating opportunities for them to pursue their passions and #BecomeTheChange after they leave Allegheny.


Educational Opportunities and Services

  • Assistance in locating relevant fellowship opportunities
  • Editorial advice on applications and personal statements
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Precise, personal attention to student aspirations
  • Space to work out a viable path toward even the most ambitious goals

Nationally Competitive Fellowships