The Office of Career and Professional Development helps students and Alumni throughout their career journeys, from prospective students to the first day of undergraduate classes to late career changes. Our four-phase career plan has been developed to assist students and Alumni to progress at their own pace towards their career goals. 使用这个计划, 职业发展为职业需求提供各种帮助, which has led to Mercyhurst being named a Career Development College of Distinction in recent years.
拜访团队成员，寻求职业发展方面的帮助, 简历和求职信的审阅和协助, 采访实践, 实习搜索, 研究生院申请协助, 还有找工作的技巧. 对于尚未决定的students或考虑改变主修/副修的students, Career Development offers a variety of assessments to help students identify potential career paths. Students can reach out to any Career Development staff to schedule a session to discuss options and take appropriate assessments.
实习是课堂和工作经验的结合. 并不是所有的专业都要求毕业实习, but 实习 are a great way to stand out to potential employers and to start building a professional network. 根据你的专业，你最多可以获得12个学分. Current students should stop by Career Development or schedule an appointment with a career counselor to learn about the internship process.
Our office hosts a variety of career and professional-themed events in collaboration with employers, Alumni, 以及校园里的其他办公室. 其中包括简历制作工作坊, 面试技巧和练习课程, 网络事件, 职业生涯博览会, 还有更多.
默西赫斯特是握手的骄傲成员, 一个在线职业生涯管理系统, 连接我们的students和Alumni超过100,000家employers发布招聘信息. students可以找工作(校内和校外), 实习, 和职业相关的活动, 包括注册我们的年度研究生院和职业博览会. students们也可以把自己的简历贴出来供未来的employers审阅. All registered students are automatically given an account in 握手 which gives them 24/7 access to the website and app.
Mercyhurst prides itself in providing students and Alumni with unique one-on-one interactions to support their experiences. 我们的校园招聘工作也不例外. employers会定期到校园进行面试, during which they meet with Career Development staff and faculty to share their needs and experiences. This unique connection provides valuable information to both our faculty and staff and all employers who participate.
四个-阶段职业规划职业和专业发展办公室 is available to all students at Mercyhurst University, 不仅仅是那些准备找工作的人. Building a relationship with Mercyhurst career counselors will help students gain personalized assistance through their career development and decisions. Treating career development as a four-phase process makes it more manageable and provides students with strategic advantages when they are ready to graduate.
- Activate your 握手 profile to look at job and internship opportunities that interest you.
- Obtain part-time work or volunteer in a setting that fits with one of your career interests.
- Participate in activities and clubs to explore your interests and expand your skill sets.
- Meet with a Career Counselor to explore career options and clubs and activities that could give you experiences in your career areas of interest.
- 参加默西赫斯特的职业博览会或西太平洋大学的工作 & 寻找实习机会和暑期或兼职工作.
- 和职业顾问谈谈职业选择，并修改你的简历, 求职信, 面试技巧.
- 更新你的握手账户，并考虑让employers可以看到它. 用它来找工作和实习机会.
- 开始考虑你喜欢什么样的工作环境(小城市), 快节奏的, 企业, 小型企业, 等.).
- Continue to build your professional network and begin asking employers and professors to serve as references.
- 考虑读研, attend Mercyhurst’s Graduate School Fair and begin the application process.
目标:最终确定你的职业选择. 建立网络联系. 从students过渡到未来的雇员或研究生.
- Participate in Career Development’s workshops and meet with your Career Counselor regularly.
- Polish your 握手 and LinkedIn profiles so they are ready to be viewed by employers.
Students and Alumni can participate in a variety of career related activities happening on Mercyhurst’s campus, 在社区和虚拟. From Alumni 网络事件 to professional development workshops to interview days and 职业生涯博览会, 作为湖人队的一员，你总有机会探索自己的职业选择. The Office of Career and Professional Development maintains a comprehensive listing of events with registration options in 握手.
Mercyhurst University is proud to collaborate with several regional consortiums of colleges and universities in Western PA and beyond. 它们包括 西部PA职业服务协会, 匹兹堡教育招聘协会，以及会计协会. All of these organizations offer events that connect our students and Alumni to employers and interviews.
Mercyhurst students and Alumni are ready to enter the global workforce with a service mindset. Mercyhurst’s core values are engrained in our curriculum and helps students to identify a clear focus for their professional work. Employers often praise Mercyhurst hires for their ability to reflect on their impact on the world and their dedication to their work.
- 通过发布工作和实习 握手.
We are always happy to work with employers interested in recruiting Mercyhurst students and Alumni. Please contact us using the information below to learn more about how we collaborate with employers and for a list of upcoming career events. We are also open to new ideas; you can share them with us so we can continue to provide valuable connections for your organization!