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Students and Alumni

Preparing you to be a professional. Guiding you to a fulfilling career choice.

We go hand in hand with your academic development. As a student, we'll help guide you on how your interests, skills, values, and personality align with potential career options, and then coordinate internships and other job training experiences to prepare you for a lifetime of career success. Alumni can tap into our network as they explore the job market and continue to build their professional growth. The opportunities are here. Take advantage and get in touch with us today.

Majors Fairs are one of many career development opportunities at York College
Majors Fairs are just one of many ways you can help choose a career path.

Career Resources

  • Jobs and Internship Resources

    Job and Internship Searching Information

    Information for a Three-Credit Internship

     Job and Internship Searching Resources

    Federal Application Process – Learn how to successfully find and apply for employment with the federal government

    Glass Door – Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves.

    GraduateJobs.com – The Current Jobs for Graduates web site focuses on opportunities within the liberal arts, communications, writing/editing, arts, business, and education fields. Username: yorkpa; password: cs17402.

    New England Conservatory Job & Internship Postings – The Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection website focuses on opportunities within “music and arts administration.” Call Career Development (717.815.1452) to receive the username/password.

    The Job Seeker – The Job Seeker website focuses on opportunities within the “environmental and natural resources” fields. Call Career Development (717.815.1452) to receive the username/password.

    Job and Internship Sites – PDF of online job searching resources—including both general sites and sites that are specific to fields, geography, and groups.

     
  • Jobs and Internship Fairs

    ‌‌Job and Internship Fairs  

    Capital Region Internship Fair
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Penn State Harrisburg

    York City Career Fair
    Thursday, October 6, 2016
    11:00am – 2:00pm
    Santander Stadium, York, PA

    Western PA Collegiate Job & Internship Fair
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Monroeville Convention Center
    $10 admission charge

    Career & Graduate School Expo
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    11:00am – 2:30pm
    Eisenhower Campus Center, Messiah College

    Graduate School Fair
    Thursday, October 27, 2016
    10:30am - 2:00pm
    Student Memorial Center, Millersville University

    Job, Internship & Grad School Expo
    Friday, November 4, 2016
    10:00am-1:00pm
    Thompson Gym, Elizabethtown College

    Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Spooky Nook Sports, Manheim

    Central PA Employment Consortium Job/Internship Fair
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

    Teacher Recruitment Day
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    9:00am – 3:00pm
    Millersville University

    York College Career Expo
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    M&T Field House

    Western PA Collegiate Job & Internship Fair
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Monroeville Convention Center
    $10 admission charge
     

    Job and Internship Searching Resources

    Glass Door – Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets us apart is our "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves.

    GraduateJobs.com – The Current Jobs for Graduates web site focuses on opportunities within the liberal arts, communications, writing/editing, arts, business, and education fields. Username: yorkpa; password: cs17402.

    New England Conservatory Job & Internship Postings – The Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection website focuses on opportunities within “music and arts administration.” Call Career Development (717.815.1452) to receive the username/password.

    The Job Seeker – The Job Seeker website focuses on opportunities within the “environmental and natural resources” fields. Call Career Development (717.815.1452) to receive the username/password.

    Job and Internship Sites – PDF of online job searching resources—including both general sites and sites that are specific to fields, geography, and groups.

  • What a Career Peer Assistant can do for you

    What is a Career Peer Assistant?
    A Career Peer Assistant (CPA) is a junior or senior at YCP who has experience working in the Career Development Center and will provide you with basic career services.

    How can a CPA help me?
    Career Peer Assistants have a variety of duties, including:

    • Answering walk-in questions and offering drop-in hours
    • Reviewing first drafts of resumes and cover letters
    • Helping teach students to use Spartan Career Path
    • Aiding students with the job and internship process

    Weekly Drop-in Hours:
    Tuesday and Thursday 1:00–2:00 pm

  • Graduate and Law School

    General Information and Resources

    If you are considering graduate school, a great place to start is with the following documents:

    In addition, two excellent web-based resources that you may want to review are petersons.com and gradschools.com.

    The Career Development Center also offers feedback on personal statements. Either schedule an appointment through Spartan Career Path or drop-off your documents in person (CH 200) or via email (careerdevelopment@ycp.edu), and we will critique it within 48 business hours.  

    Graduate School Entrance Examinations

    Pre-Law Information

  • Document Library: useful documents and sites for your career planning
  • Career Development Policies

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
    The Career Development Center adheres to applicable federal and state EEO laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines, and offers employment information without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, age (over 40), disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Furthermore, in good faith, the Career Development Center works only with those employers who subscribe to EEO guidelines. With regard to professional conduct of job seekers, employers, and career centers throughout the recruiting process, the Career Development Center abides by the principles set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

    Employer Policy
    The Career Development Center invites opportunities to build relationships with external organizations in order to benefit students and graduates. Employers recruiting York College students and alumni must adhere to the following:

    1. The Career Development Center is committed to ensuring that the recruitment experience with our campus is a positive one. We strive to provide a fair process by following the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals (http://www.naceweb.org/principles/), which includes maintaining a fair and equitable selection of employment opportunities and supporting our students in making informed and responsible decisions regarding their future employment.
    2. Recruiters are welcome on campus when sponsored by Career Development or another department and are required to adhere to all campus policies. York College has a no solicitation policy that applies to businesses and students selling to and/or recruiting other students. Any employer seeking to hire students for these purposes will not be permitted to post opportunities or have access to students. This also applies to email blasts, posters, fliers and other efforts to reach York College students and faculty. In addition, recruiters may not enter classrooms to distribute materials or make presentations without prior approval from the professor of the class they wish to enter.
    3. We strive to accommodate employers to the best of our ability; however, Career Development does not guarantee room availability, audience attendance or classroom visitation opportunities.
    4. The Career Development Center reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse any job, internship, or volunteer posting. In addition, York College Career Development does not publish job/internship opportunities that require an initial monetary investment, including application fees. Positions that require participants to raise their own financial support must clearly specify this within the job description.

    Student/Alumni Policy
    The Career Development Center reviews opportunities prior to posting them to students and alumni.

    However, in its provision of services to students, alumni, and off-campus recruiters, the Career Development Center makes no representations or guarantee regarding the opportunities listed on its website, bulletin boards, print materials, and other resources, and it is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus positions or programs. It is the responsibility of students and alumni to take the necessary precautions when communicating with employers as well as interviewing for and accepting part-time/full-time employment, internships, volunteer activities, or placement in a graduate school program.

    Spartan Career Path Policy
    By utilizing Spartan Career Path, York College’s online job search program (NACELink), students, alumni, and others are agreeing to allow their personal and professional information (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, degree, etc.) to be accessed by the York College Career Development Center and approved employers seeking candidates for full-time/part-time positions and co-ops/internships. Please review the privacy policy under your profile and make sure you understand your selections and the impact of your privacy settings.

    Student Privacy Policy
    FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Under this law, permission for recruiters or any other outside persons or agencies to release personal information to any other person or agency outside of York College requires a written release from the student.

  • Other useful links

    Major/Career Choice:

    • Candid Career – Watch brief videos of professionals discussing various occupations as well as offering career advice.
    • FOCUS – Discover academic and occupational options that are consistent with your interests, personality, skills, and values. When creating your account, enter the following access code: ycp397
    • What Can I Do With This Major? – Identify career areas, employers, and resume-building strategies associated with practically any major
    • O*NET – Learn about specific careers in terms of skills, knowledge, technology, activities, environment, salary, outlook, etc.
Contact Us
Career Development Center
Main Office Info
Campbell Hall, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.1452
careerdevelopment@ycp.edu
Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.