Career Center

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Programs and Services

Job Search Workshops - Offered each semester, these sessions include everything you need to know to successfully land a job or internship. 


  • Resumes and Cover Letters: On the average, employers spend less than 10 seconds looking over your resume before they decide if they will interview you.  Learn what to include on your resume and how to describe your experience to maximize your chances of being selected. Also learn how to combine organizational research along with your own self-knowledge to write awesome cover letters!
  • Interview Skills: Hear about what you can expect in an interview and how to stand out from the crowd.  We also address the importance of preparation and research.  Highly recommended for all students.
  • Summer Jobs and Internships: According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, NACE, internship programs are the #1 recruiting method for employers. Obtaining a summer job or internship allows students to explore career options, gain exposure to employers and build professional work experience and skills. This presentation serves as introduction to the search process and provides students with a list of helpful resources, websites and services.

Employment Fairs
The Annual Muhlenberg Job and Internship Fair is held in the fall semester and includes regional and national employers. Student of all majors and class years are encouraged to attend.


Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo is hosted in the spring semester at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville. Muhlenberg College collaborates with thirteen neighboring institutions to offer internship, volunteer, part-time employment and/or full-time employment opportunities. For more information visit http://www.lvcce.org/.

Rotating Programs
- Highlighting Your Greek Life Experience
- Marketing Study Abroad Experience
- From the Playing Field to Your Future
- How to Incorporate Peer Tutoring on a Resume & Interview

Workshop Requests
If you are interested in collaborating with the Career Center send a request to careers@muhlenberg.edu. Please include the desired workshop topic, preferred dates and times, as well as anticipated number of participants.

Gearing Up for Graduate School (late September - October)
Is grad school right for you?  What programs are available?  When and how should you apply?  We address these questions plus the essay or personal statement, financial aid, and entrance exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.).  Attend these programs early in your college experience for greatest flexibility in your career planning.   See our Graduate/Professional School Guide for more information.

Muhlenberg Shadow Program (register in early October)
Spend a day on the job over the winter break with an alumna/us or friend of Muhlenberg working in your area of interest.  You select and apply to the shadow experiences you are most interested in and you will be matched with a shadow host.  In order to participate in the program, students must attend the mandatory orientation sessions that take place in the first week in October.

Alumni Career Panels
Scheduled throughout the year and co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, these programs will feature Muhlenberg alumni from a variety of career fields.  Use this opportunity to begin networking early in your college career!

Mock Interviews
Offered upon request throughout the year. This simulation of a true employment or graduate school interview gives you a chance to try your skills in a non-threatening environment and receive constructive feedback. Can be video-recorded upon request.  Professional attire required.

No-Show and Cancellation Policy for Mock Interviews
Mock interviews require advanced preparation from Career Center staff and employers to review documents and decide questions. Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours before the scheduled appointment time. Students must write an apology and explanation email to the interviewer and must carbon copy the Career Center (careers@muhlenberg.edu) in the email if they cancel a scheduled mock interview with less than 48 hours notice or they do not show on the day of the mock interview. The student will not be allowed to reschedule until this email is received. This information will be submitted to the professor, which could affect the student's grade or participation points at the professor's discretion.

Resume Critique
We recommend attending a Resumes and Cover Letters workshop and/or referencing the Write Your Resume article in the Job Search Guide prior to drafting a resume. Come to Quick Question hours or submit your resume to us by email at careers@muhlenberg.edu to receive feedback.

Quick Questions
Walk-in hours are for resume and cover letter critiques and for any questions that might take us 10 minutes or less to answer for you. First-come, first-served in the Career Resource Library.
Hours are posted each semester.

Career Resource Library
Open during business hours, the library has information on all majors and career fields. Feel free to make yourself comfortable.  Books are available for check-out.  The Vault Online Career Library is available 24/7 through our website.

Job and Internship Listings
Your Career Connections account is an excellent place for viewing jobs and internships on-line.

The Career Center is located on the lower level of Seegers Union (ext. 3170). Please plan to attend Career Center events and get to know our office and resources.

 


How to Contact Us or Use Our Services

  1. Read the semester calendar and sign-up for events/programs through Career Connections.
  2. E-mail-- either to an individual staff member or to careers@muhlenberg.edu.
  3. Individual Appointments: Meet individually with a career counselor to discuss topics such as choosing a major, job search strategies, exploring career ideas and interview preparation. Stop by the office or call X3170 to schedule.
  4. Attend a Recruiting Meeting early in the semester-- it is required for participation in the campus Recruiting Program.   Meetings are offered each Tuesday at 3:30pm in the Career Center.  Less than half an hour!

 

The Career Center, Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104-5586
Ph: (484) 664-3170    Fax: (484) 664-3533


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Questions and comments? Send e-mail to careers@muhlenberg.edu