705 S New Street
Lawrence Center 225
West Chester, PA 19383
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm (Summer)
The career center follows the University’s calendar for holidays, delays, and closures.
A WCU alumnus is someone who holds a degree or certificate from one of the programs offered or has taken at least one course for two consecutive semesters.
Where do you start your job or internship search? Where can you find part-time jobs on campus or in town? Start with the key resources we have compiled for you here. Utilizing different strategies in your search (such as reviewing listings, attending events, and networking) will increase your chances for success. You may also make an appointment with a career center staff member to map out your job or internship search plan.
Campus career fairs feature employers who have a recruiting relationship with WCU and are very motivated to connect with students and alumni when hiring for their jobs and internships. Career fairs should definitely be a part of your search strategy. Regional or consortium career fairs are also great ways to connect with recruiters in person.
Each semester, employers come to campus to interview students for full-time and internship positions. Alumni can participate in on-campus interviews for two semesters (fall and spring) after graduation. On-campus recruiting is a great way to engage with interested employers for first-round interviews.
Building your professional brand and creating opportunities includes networking with professionals (e.g. prospective employers, alumni, professors, friends of family, and former work supervisors) directly and via social media. This section provides tips on how you can use these strategies to enhance your job or internship search as well as your professional identity.
Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a job or internship seeker will help you make professional, informed, and educated decisions throughout the process. If you are using the Career Development Center services for your search, you are accountable for the information in this section.