Career Planning

Career Services is committed to facilitating student success by connecting students and alumni with resources that support career and life planning. Career counselors network with various partners, both on and off campus, to develop internships and job shadowing opportunities, educational programs, and employment leads to help students attain their personal and professional goals. Since career development is an ongoing process, the staff assists students at all stages of their Allegheny experience. For instance, students who are experiencing uncertainty about a major or career direction can work with exercises and assessment instruments which, when combined with effective counseling, can help them to clarify their interests, skills and personality characteristics and relate them to career options and majors.

Career Services also helps students to develop skills for seeking employment. Internships, work experiences, volunteer work and campus involvement can also strongly affect students’ employability. The staff encourages all students to begin the career planning process early in their college years. The staff works to develop Allegheny-specific internships and includes a large range of internship opportunities in the experiential learning database to supplement those offered through the academic departments.

Students have an opportunity to interact with alumni at campus events and to contact alumni who have volunteered to serve as career mentors.

Career Service coordinates an on-campus recruiting program in which a variety of employers visit campus to interview seniors for positions and undergraduates for internships. Additional services include group workshops on topics such as resume writing and job interviewing, practice job interviews, consortium job fairs, etiquette dinners, and an experiential learning database with over 3,000 internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities.