Welcome, Faculty and Staff!

The Career Development Center strives to prepare and empower students and alumni to discern and achieve professional goals throughout their lifetime. Through the development of meaningful and productive relationships with industry and campus partners, we connect students and alumni with experiential and professional opportunities and resources. We look forward to partnering with faculty and staff in support of our students’ career education; and invite you to learn more.

Refer a Student

The Career Development Center serves all Saint Joseph’s University students, as well as alumni. The CDC is located in the tan brick building behind the Wolfington Maguire Welcome Center (Admissions at 5800 City Avenue), across Cardinal Avenue from the Sourin/Campion parking lot.

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  • Students are invited to call the CDC at 610-660-3100 to schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor.
  • Drop-in hours are held in the CDC from September through May. . Students can obtain resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile critiques, as well as assistance with quick questions.
  • Students and alumni are also welcome to engage assistance via email: careerhelp@sju.edu
%

of students surveyed after career counseling appointments would recommend the service to their friends.

Source: Fall 2016 Counseling Appointment Survey

Request a Presentation

The CDC delivers educational presentations on the full range of career-related topics and can also develop content specific to your needs. To schedule a presentation, please contact the designated liaison contact serving your area

%

of students attending CDC presentations cite improved resume-writing skills

%

have more confidence.

Source: Spring 2016 Presentation Assessment

  • College of Arts & Sciences, Haub School of Business:
    Trish Shafer, Executive Director at pshafer@sju.edu
  • Pre-Law Advising, Campus Ministry:
    Christine Falcone, Assistant Director at cfalcone@sju.edu
  • Enrollment Management, Athletics, University Advancement:
    Trish Shafer, Executive Director at pshafer@sju.edu
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Life:
    Lisa Hansinger, Career Counselor at ehansing@sju.edu

Enhance Class Assignments

Consider including career-related assignments in your course, such as writing or revising a resume, engaging in interview practice, or developing professional networking skills through the online SJU Connects platform. Please contact us to get started:

College of Arts & Sciences, Haub School of Business:
Trish Shafer, Executive Director at pshafer@sju.edu

students participated in 36 CDC-led classroom presentations
(AY 2015 – 2016)

Refer an Employer

job opportunities were referred to the CDC by faculty
(AY 2015 – 2016)

A member of the Career Development Center’s Employer Engagement team (recruit@sju.edu) will follow up with any employer contacts and/or full-time opportunities you refer, keeping you in the loop throughout the whole process. We also invite you to attend the Career Fair and networking events on campus to build relationships with employers.

Curious about the types of opportunities available to our students? Email recruit@sju.edu to request an account on SJUcareers; you’ll have the opportunity to help students in their search.

Internship Support

A member of the Career Development Center’s Employer Engagement team (recruit@sju.edu) will follow up with any employer contacts and/or full-time opportunities you refer, keeping you in the loop throughout the whole process. We also invite you to attend the Career Fair and networking events on campus to build relationships with employers.

Curious about the types of opportunities available to our students? Email recruit@sju.edu to request an account on SJUcareers; you’ll have the opportunity to help students in their search.

job opportunities were referred to the CDC by faculty
(AY 2015 – 2016)

Academic Advising Support

The Career Development Center assists students in choosing (or changing) a major based on their interests, values, and goals and in understanding the occupational opportunities available to them through the majors offered at Saint Joseph’s University. Often, a career assessment is recommended to support this process.

Career Development Center’s Student Learning Outcomes and careerTracker program

The Career Development Center’s Student Learning Outcomes, illustrated in the graphic below, focus on competency in seven key areas – Self Knowledge, Professional Presence, Experiential Education, Workplace Skills, Industry Knowledge, Networking, and Interviewing – with foundational and advanced levels. careerTracker is a co-curricular program designed to layer career and professional development into and across students’ four years at SJU. Through the program, the CDC communicates monthly, developmentally-appropriate action steps help students advance their competency and measures students’ learning outcomes in these seven areas.

careerTracker Wheel (1)

SJU Graduates’ Outcomes Data

Each year, the Career Development Center surveys all graduates to determine their post-graduate activities. We achieve a minimum 70% response rate, analyze the data we collect, and share the results in our Career Destinations report which includes detailed information on graduates’ employers, industries, average salaries, continuing education and much more

Career Outcomes Report 2016 Cover