Our approach in student appointments is based around a career coaching model in line with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Our work with students is active, focused, positive, and outcome-oriented. Students who have completed all phases of the Muhlenberg Action Plan in conjunction with their work done in the classroom will have developed strong career readiness competencies in line with the NACE Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce.
Getting You Career-Ready
Career & Self Development
- Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: career readiness starts with us! We help prepare students for career-readiness by offering workshops, class visits, one-on-one appointments, and our signature Career Road Trips.
- Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: Some of the programs we offer that help develop this skill include networking events, perfecting one's cover letter and creating a well-made LinkedIn profile.
- Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.
- The Muhlenberg Career Center difference: Students practice critical thinking when they are introduced to career development in their PPD (Personal & Professional Development) courses as first-years.
Equity & Inclusion
- Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures and policies of racism.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: The Career Center is partnered with Africana Studies and Multicultural Life in overseeing the Grad School Prep Program, specifically designed to support underrepresented students in the grad school process.
- Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: We encourage students to participate in experiential learning such as internships, externships/shadow experiences, and more hands-on opportunities where students develop key leadership skills.
- Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: Professionalism is a series of learned behaviors that students develop through high-impact practices when students go into the workforce and gain knowledge of what employers want and expect from their employees.
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: The Career Center helps students learn how to work with others through our networking appointments & events, forming connections with alumni, and through internships/externships.
- Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks and accomplish goals.
- The Muhlenberg College Career Center difference: Career technologies are at our students' fingertips with the latest career development tools like Big Interview and our state-of-the-art professional recording studio & interview booth.