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Twardowski Career Development Center

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Twardowski Career Development Center

Address:
705 S New Street
Lawrence Center 225
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2501
General: cdc@wcupa.edu
Employers: recruit@wcupa.edu


Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm (Summer)


Drop-In Hours (no appointment needed):
Monday-Friday: 1:00-3:00pm

Employer Services

Post a Job or Internship

Thank you for your interest in posting an employment opportunity for WCU students and alumni. There are no fees for these job posting services. Prior to posting your opportunity with our office, please familiarize yourself with the WCU Employer Recruiting Policies & Guidelines .

For career-oriented positions and internships* that require college-level coursework or degree, please submit your opportunities via our online system Ram Career Network.

For part-time, seasonal, and childcare positions, please submit your posting for the job binders. Each listing will be accessible for three months via job binders located in the center. You may also submit your positions via email, fax, or U.S. Mail options below:

  • Email:
    recruit@wcupa.edu
  • Fax:
    (610) 436-3160 Attn: Krista Carstens
  • Mail:
    Career Development Center Attn: Krista Carstens
    225 Lawrence Center
    West Chester, PA 19383

If you have any questions, please call Preeti Singh, Associate Director, or Evelyn Doran, Recruiting Coordinator, at (610) 436-2501 or email recruit@wcupa.edu.

*Internships that provide course credit to students are managed by the academic departments, each of which has a designated faculty or staff member managing the program. Visit the WCU Internships website to learn more.

On-Campus Interviews

Thank you for your interest in interviewing WCU students. All on-campus interviews are coordinated through our recruiting portal, Ram Career Network. Questions about the on-campus interview program can be directed to our Recruiting Coordinator, Evelyn Doran at edoran@wcupa.edu or by calling (610) 436-2501. Please familiarize yourself with the WCU Employer Recruiting Policies & Guidelines . For policy, salary, or offer questions, please contact the Associate Director, Preeti Singh at psingh@wcupa.edu or at (610) 436-2501.

Inclement Weather Delays/Closings

  • Please call (610) 436-1000 for updated weather-related information. If there is a delayed opening for the University, the Career Center will open at the time indicated in the message.
  • Please call (610) 436-2501 and leave the Career Center a message about your preference for the day—to cancel interviews or your approximate arrival time. Due to students living on campus as well as off campus, we cannot guarantee that all students will be able to make their interview time. We will contact you as soon as we are in the office.
  • In the case of a University closing, no scheduled interviews will be held for that day. The Career Center will be contacting you with options to interview the students at a later date.

Overview

Eligible Recruiting Organization

Employers hiring for college-level full-time positions or internships are eligible to participate via Ram Career Network. Third party recruiters, Multi-level Marketers are not eligible to participate, but can advertise their listings through other options.

Eligible employers may request an OCR schedule request via Ram Career Network. Schedule requests will be approved within 2 business days, in the order in which they are received.

Selecting Students to Interview

With Ram Career Network, there are detailed timeframes that guide the student selection process, based upon the type of interview schedule you create (e.g., Pre-select, Pre-select to Alternate). Each OCR job you post will have the corresponding series of deadline dates that you must follow for your interview date and schedule. Once the resume submission deadline has passed, employers should make their interview selections within two (2) days. A timely selection process is needed in order to finalize the schedule for the interview date.

Interview packets (interview schedule and the candidate resumes) for the interview day can be accessed by employers through their Ram Career Network account three (3) days before the interview date.

Schedule Changes

For any changes to an interview schedule or date, we request that employers provide at least a three (3) day notice before the interview date. Any changes after that may result in a new OCR date for the employer.

The Day of Your Interviews

We encourage interviewers to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the first interview. Because of campus parking challenges, we recommend you plan your travel to campus accordingly. If you would like the Career Development Center to provide you an interview packet, please notify us in advance.

Recruiters & Greeters

Please provide the names and contact information for all representatives coming to campus. This will help us provide parking passes and directions. We request that employers bring no more than two greeters to accompany the interviewer(s); there may be two or three organizations recruiting on campus on a given date and we would like to accommodate all representatives comfortably and with minimal disruptions.

Job Offers

The Career Development Center requests that students be allowed sufficient time to carefully consider employment offers to make informed decisions; at a minimum, we request that students be given 3 weeks from the date of the offer to make a decision.

We also request that employers inform us of any offers extended that must be withdrawn or significantly changed, as well as to inform us if any of our students renege on an acceptance of a job offer.

Facility Use

Interview and presentation facilities arranged by the Career Development Center are to be used solely to speak to students and alumni from West Chester University who are eligible for services from our office.

Career Fairs

Thank you for your interest in career fairs at West Chester University. All campus fairs are coordinated via Ram Career Network; employers must have an account in this portal in order to participate. The registration fee for campus career fairs is $100 for for-profit and governmental organizations and $50 for non-profit organizations. "Meet the Firms Night" registration is $150 for all employers. For more information about career fairs or employer events, please contact the Associate Director, Preeti Singh, at psingh@wcupa.edu or at (610) 436-2501.

2014-15 Career Fairs

Fall 2014

For fall 2014, the Career Development Center will be hosting smaller, industry-focused career fairs based on our student, employer, and departmental feedback. These events will be held instead of our bigger fall career fair and will be open to students/alumni in all majors, with professional interest in the following areas:

  • Business and Communication: Wednesday, October 1, 12:00-2:30pm
  • STEM (Science & Technology): Wednesday, October 22, 12:00-2:30pm
  • Social Services: Wednesday, November 5, 12:00-2:30pm
  • Meet the Firms Night (Accounting positions only): September 11, 5:30-7:30pm

Spring 2015

  • Spring Career Fair: Wednesday, February 25, 11am-3pm, Sykes Ballrooms
    • Snow date: Friday, February 27
  • Delaware Valley Education Consortium Teacher Job Fair: March 18, 2015 (Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks)
  • Nonprofit and Government Consortium Career Fair: March 26, 2015 (Held at Villanova University)

Branding and Engagement

Throughout the academic year, we want you stay connected with our students in addition to traditional recruiting options, such as on-campus interviews and career fairs. Engaging students through these options helps strengthen your brand on campus and benefit students. For questions about these options, please contact Associate Director, Preeti Singh at psingh@wcupa.edu or at (610) 436-2501.

Involvement Fair Reception

Each fall, campus student organizations host a fair for students to recruit new members. At the end of this day, we host a special reception for some of our student organizations and employers for networking and collaborations for programs or future events. Employers can register for this event via Ram Career Network, our recruiting portal. Fall 2014: Wednesday, September 3 from 4:30-6pm.

Information Tables

Information tables are a good way to increase your brand visibility on campus during the academic year. A Ram Career Network account is required to request tables. Employers can request a tabling date and time through their account using the "Events" menu option. Tables can be set up in two high traffic locations on campus--Sykes Student Union or Lawrence Center, outside the main campus dining hall. No tables are scheduled during breaks or major events such as career fairs.

"Ask an Employer"

Every day the Career Development Center holds "drop-in" hours from 1:00-3:00pm. Students can drop-by during these times with career-related questions about resumes, job searching, or career options. Starting in fall 2014, every Friday, employers can participate by providing their expertise to some of the students through one-on-one interaction.

Professional Development

Employers can consider joining the community of employers and career centers by joining the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers (EACE), the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Employers (PennACE) and/or the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). These organizations offer employers the option to host programs at their sites, participate in conferences and network with colleagues. The Career Development staff actively engages in attending conferences, committee-work, and presentations for these organizations.

Location & Parking

Traffic and parking patterns are unpredictable for our visitors as well as for staff and students. Please allow extra time (up to 30 minutes) for your arrival to our center and consider carpooling. For directions and printable campus map, view our map .

  • Lawrence Center GPS address: 705 S. New Street, West Chester, PA 19383
  • Lot D: Free parking option is in the front of our building. This parking lot is usually full by 7:45 a.m. If you are considering this option and did not notify us for a parking permit, park first and then phone (610) 436-2501 so we can bring a permit to you.
  • New Street Garage: GPS address is 700 S. New Street, West Chester, PA 19383. Cost: $1.50/hour, maximum $9/day. Cross S. New Street and walk to the main entrance by the Diner to enter the building. You do not need a parking pass for this garage.
  • Sharpless Garage: GPS address is 15 Sharpless Street, West Chester, PA 19382 (Sharpless & Church Streets) Cost: $1.50/hour, maximum $9/day. Park in this lot and walk to Lawrence within minutes. From Sharpless Street: Turn left on Church Street, which runs through main campus, walk approximately one block and turn right on University Avenue. Lawrence Center is visible directly ahead once on University Avenue (building where University Avenue ends). Use the main entrance by the Diner to enter the building. You do not need a parking pass for this garage.