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Career Success

Your first job. The start of a lifelong career. Graduate school. A career boost or even a career change. As a DeSales student or alum, we'll help you create a plan to develop and showcase your skills and experiences to stand out among other applicants.

Career Prep from Day One
From the moment you step on campus, we'll start preparing you to soar. We'll help get you ready for the "real world" and give you the tools you’ll need for success.

Student Life: COVID-19 Response FAQs

  • Will I have access to the Career Development Center?

    The Career Development Center will be available to all students and alumni via remote communication (i.e. Zoom, phone, email). If you would like to schedule a remote appointment please contact us at Career@desales.edu or our direct office line 610-282-1100 x1738. The Career Development Center will operate off of the university work week of Monday-Friday 8:45am-4:45pm, unless further noted.
     
    Updates on upcoming programs will be announced in a timely manner, in accordance with university direction.  Please check emails and social media regularly.
    • @DeSales University Career Development Center - Facebook
    • @dsucareer - Instagram
    • @DSUcareer - Twitter
    Please know you still have full access to all of your career resources through your MyDSU portal, under Career Development Center.
     
    All questions in regard to internships should be directed to Ms Kathy Krause, Coordinator of Experiential Learning - Kathy.Krause@desales.edu, and your faculty supervisor.
     
  • Will this FAQ be updated as things change?

    Further information about campus resources will be updated on this site.

    Please remember that our campus resources are available to you. We will continue to update these FAQs on COVID-19 as this situation continues to evolve.

    We will communicate as necessary, via website, email and social media, as we move forward.

     

Our Career Development Center will be right by your side from day one. Through your participation in the classroom, on-campus, and in the community you'll develop and enhance key skills sought by employers. We're passionate about helping our students and alumni explore major and career options, find experiential education opportunities and achieve post-graduation success in an evolving global world. 

Special Courses. One-on-one coaching. For-credit internship and job shadow program. Interview skills and resume development. Confidence while networking and job searching. Business etiquette. At DeSales, you’ll have easy access to all the tools and resources you need to succeed.


Career Guidance in the time of COVID-19

The Career Development Center is committed to serving our students, alumni, and community partners through a full complement of virtual offerings, along with phone and ZOOM one-on-one appointments during business hours.
EXPLORE VIRTUAL CAREER RESOURCES
Reach Your Goals
For Students
Resources for undergrad, graduate, adult, and veteran students.
DeSales Sweatshirt in Class
For Parents & Family
10 things to consider when career planning with a family member.
Jaclyn Silvestri '16, executive assistant to Rashad Jennings
For Alumni
Continuing services to help you in your career path AFTER graduation.
Employers
Employers
Information about job postings, recruitment visits, career fairs, and more.
Career Advice from DeSales University

CareerSpots: Video Career Advice

Expert advice from leading recruiters about:

  • Finding a job or internship
  • Writing a resume and cover letter
  • Dressing for interviews
  • And much more!

Available anytime, all the time!    

Explore CareerSpots

Upcoming Career Events

 

Career Resources & Support

4 Year Career Development

4 Years
Begin with the End in Mind

The best way to prepare for life after college is to start getting ready for it the day you start college.

DeSales' unique 4-year approach to career development promises to prepare you for your personal and professional success.

Start Planning Now 

Internships, Externships, and More

90.6%
of Employers Want to Hire Experienced Applicants

We'll help you get that experience.

Internships and externships can play a big part in your education and in your professional success. Our Bulldog4HIRE system is where we post — and you can apply for — internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities.

 

Experiential Education

Personalized Guidance

One of a Kind
a Career Plan Just for You

Everyone has their own goals and dreams.

At DeSales, you’ll get the kind of
one-on-one guidance and personalized advice you need to define and find your
own kind of success.

Networking

85%
of Jobs are Filled By Networking

But don’t let that frighten you. We can help you learn to make meaningful connections.

Who you know can be the difference internship, externship, and job placement. We offer a variety of networking opportunities throughout the year to help you make invaluable contacts with employers, alumni, and members of the community.

Networking at DeSales

Job & Graduate School Preparation

95%
Positive Success Rate After Graduation

We'll help you prepare for your future.

Whether you’re looking to land that first job or go into grad school, your time at DeSales will more more than prepare you to walk off the graduation stage and into whatever’s next.

Resources & Support

DeSales alum Julien Guiteau '19 at Viacom

July 9, 2018 - First day at my new job at Viacom.

On January 11th, 2018, I wrote a note to myself and put it under my mattress. It read 'I will work at Viacom.' Today that goal came true. 

Speak your goals into existence and work hard. 'If You Believe, You Shall Achieve'

Phil 4:13

Julien Guiteau '19