Career Development Center

West Chester University

225 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610.436.2501


Ways for Alumni to Get Involved

Whether searching for a job, transitioning between careers, looking for a networking contact, or reviving old connections from West Chester University, alumni are strongly encouraged to utilize WCU Alumni Relations Office and get involved with the Online Community.

Be a part of student success by getting involved in on-campus events as well as helping to identify employment opportunities for students!

Post Jobs for Students
Talented students graduate each year from West Chester University Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business and Public Affairs, Education, Health Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.  If your organization needs excellent new talent, consider posting job openings on Ram Career Network, the new online, one-stop career portal for WCU students, alumni, and employers. The PA State System universities are transitioning to this new system as a consortium (replacing College Central Network). We appreciate your patience as we finalize the transition to Ram Career Network. We anticipate the new system will be up and running soon for students, alumni, and employers to use. Please see our announcement about the new Ram Career Network.

Offer Internship Opportunities
One of the best ways for students to prepare for future careers is to gain experience while still in college.  Most WCU students have the option of pursuing an internship through their academic departments. To connect with the appropriate departmental internship coordinator, visit the WCU Internships website.

If you work for an organization that has an internship program, we invite you to refer that opportunity to us as well. Employers may post internships, at no cost, on the new Ram Career Network.  We also refer interested employers to the internship coordinator/faculty contact within the appropriate academic departments.

Participate in Career Events
The Career Development Center frequently partners with student organizations, academic departments, employers and other University offices to deliver career preparation workshops and events from students.  Alumni in the past have:

  • Participated on career discussion panels;
  • Spoken in targeted classroom presentations;
  • Served as networking and informational interviewing contacts for students and other alumni;
  • Volunteered to provide students mock interviews;
  • Represented their employers at career fairs and other recruiting events.

Host a Student for WCUshadows

WCUshadows provides students with an opportunity to learn about their potential career paths by shadowing alumni over winter break. Hosting a job shadow experience provides you with the opportunity to volunteer for your alma mater in a very unique and personal way. This new program co-sponsored by the Twardowski Career Development Center and the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information and to volunteer as a host, click here.

If you are interested in exploring ways of getting involved on campus, contact Becky Ross, Director of the Twardowski Career Development Center at 610-436-2501 or