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Resources for Recent Graduates

York College is Here to Help Our Spartans for Life

After you graduate, York College is still here for you and invested in your lifelong growth. From getting started in your career to learning new skills and building your network, here are a few ways that YCP is here to help:

  • Lifetime access to the Career Development Center including resume reviews and mock interviews
  • Resources for learning about a new topic or skill
  • Special tuition rates for alumni returning to York College for select graduate programs
  • Insurance benefits with a special discount, just for being an alumnus/a
  • Network with alumni through the LinkedIn York College of PA Alumni Group

Explore the options below and reach out to us at alumni@ycp.edu if there are other ways we can help. 

The YCP alumni community came together to share video messages of congratulations and well wishes with the Class of 2020 graduates.
Let's Stay In Touch

Update Your Information

Now that you've graduated, be sure to update your contact information with York College to provide your new address and preferred email. Here are a few reasons why it's important to stay in touch:
  • Get timely campus news and updates
  • Receive invitations to virtual YCP events and experiences
  • Access to exclusive alumni benefits
  • Feel connected to York College from anywhere

Explore the Resources Offered

  • Grow Your Knowledge & Your Alumni Network

    Your York College education doesn't have to end with graduation. Stay a lifelong learner by participating in different educational opportunities. You can also engage in events and activities that allow you to connect with fellow alumni and grow your personal and professional networks. Here are a few ways you can do so:

    1. Participate in a virtual Coffee & Conversation: Grow your network while enjoying a virtual cup of coffee with current YCP faculty, alumni, and students in your former area of study. Catch up with your favorite professor and dive deeper into hot topics in your field with Spartans around the globe. 

    2. View one of the Webinars for the Curious MindParticipate in live webinars and enjoy previously recorded webinars to grow your knowledge and build your skillset. Are you an expert in your field or looking to expand your resume? Consider hosting a webinar for other alumni on a topic you are knowledgeable about!
    3. Join the YCP Alumni LinkedIn Group to meet Spartans and connect on professional topics.
  • Career Development Center Resources for Alumni

    We are here to assist you with your ongoing career and professional development! The Career Development Center teaches students and alumni the tools and techniques that will help them to be successful in lifelong career planning. As alumni, you can access the resources the Career Development Center offers. Check out the career services website to learn about career counseling and access online resources including cover letter and resume writing help, job and internship resources, credential files, graduate school, and much more.

    DROP-IN HOURS
    Alumni are invited to sign up for a virtual drop-in with the Career Development Center staff every Thursday in June 2020 from noon to 1:00 p.m. to answer your burning career questions. You can sign up for a time slot here.

    RESUME REVIEW
    Get your resume reviewed at any time by the talented Career Development Center staff by submitting a copy to careerdevelopment@ycp.edu!

    SPARTAN CAREER PATH
    Spartan Career Path is York College of Pennsylvania's one-stop-shop for your career management. It provides employers and students 24/7 access to resources, services, job postings, and employer information. All York College students receive an account, which remains active throughout the college experience and continues as an alumnus. Services include:

    Schedule appointments with a career professional
    Access self-assessments and comprehensive Document Library of how-to resources
    View the schedule of workshops and events including career fairs
    Manage and the job search
    Research employers and access their contact information
    Submit resumes for approval
    Virtual Mock Interview Module

    ACCESSING SPARTAN CAREER PATH
    See below for instructions on how you can access Spartan Career Path using your YCP network credentials and single sign-on:

    Go to www.ycp.edu and click on the MyYCP link.
    Click on the LTS icon
    Search for myycp
    There will be many results—click on the link that ONLY SAYS myycp
    You should now see all 30 icons and be able to access Spartan Career Path with the Green/White C

    NEW IN SPARTAN CAREER PATH
    We are now receiving hundreds of 'curated' jobs each week, vastly increasing the opportunities viewable to you in Spartan Career Path through the Spartan Career Path job search. These will also come through in the biweekly Job Blasts that we send to alumni for one year after graduation.

    Remember the EXTENDED JOB SEARCH feature provides access to nationwide and worldwide positions.

    As alumni, you will still have access to the full slate of Career Development resources including appointments, workshops, and career fairs. The schedule for these will be available in Spartan Career Path.

    Appointments can be scheduled through Spartan Career Path and held on the phone—just enter the phone number you would like us to use to contact you in the appointment notes, and send us any relevant documents via email in advance so we can use our appointment time most effectively.

    Please contact the Career Development Center at any time with questions at 717.815.1452 or careerdevelopment@ycp.edu.

     

  • Discounted Graduate Program Tuition Rates

    York College's Graduate and Professional Studies is excited to now offer discounted tuition rates exclusively for alumni for the following graduate programs within the Graham School of Business and the School of Nursing and Health Professions:

    School of Nursing

    Master of Science in Nursing in the following specialties:


    Graham School of Business

     

    View all tuition rates for all graudate programs, including the discounted alumni per credit rate, here.

     

    Attend the upcoming virtual Graduate Program Open House on June 18th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. — Register here.

     

     

  • Special Insurance Rates for Alumni

    Meyer and Associates
    The York College of Pennsylvania Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to alumni. The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, and siblings:


    Liberty Mutual
    Liberty Mutual has partnered with York College of PA to offer alumni exclusive savings on quality auto insurance. We also offer discounts such as Multi-Car that could save you even more.* Call 844.879.0570 or visit Liberty Mutual to learn more or get a free quote.

Spartan Pen PalsMessages from Spartan Alumni

Congratulations on achieving another milestone on your path to a new career and future opportunities to be successful.
Alan Vandersloot '69
As a recent graduate, I know how hard you worked and how much effort it took to complete your degree. Whatever your next step is, you now have a degree and no one can take that away from you. Good luck in your future endeavors!
Heather Redding '14
You are the future leaders of our world. Go out and lead, don't always follow and accept the status quo. Be innovative! Be bold! Make bold requests and don't be afraid to try new things! Don't be afraid to fail!
Scott Sawicki '94
Even though these are trying times, your years at York College have prepared you to face adversity and thrive when things get tough. You're joining an amazing group of YCP alumni. Know that we all stand behind you, cheering you on as you begin the next chapter of your life.
Natalie Reynolds '12
All of the York College of PA family is thinking about you and wants you to know that you are not alone!
Veronica Barone '14
YOU are the future of our country, and indeed, our world. I am confident that the knowledge you have received, the friendships you have made, and the lessons you have learned at YCP have given you a strong foundation. What you do with that base, as you spread your wings to fly, is now up to YOU!
Kenda Sovero '94
Congratulations! While things are a bit uncertain now, many years from now you'll look back on this time and admire yourself for your strength and courage. I tip my hat to you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Keep your head up and keep pursuing your dreams.
Jenn Strang '99
You have worked hard these past few years and you should be proud of that. Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back and give your other fellow graduates words of encouragement.
Jennifer Derochemont '17
With your degree from YCP you are ready to take on the workforce. Focus on your goals and you will succeed. I hope that you find the best path moving forward and don't let anything hold you back. The sky's the limit. Good luck and best wishes!
Juliette Kesterson '11
Congratulations on your graduation from YCP. You're about to start a journey you've prepared years for. It will be a roller coaster ride, but with the skills you learned at YCP, the ride will be fun. Keep an open mind and the experience will be one of personal growth and fond memories. Good luck and best of wishes.
Elizabeth Brazis '79
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Your resiliency in these challenging times will lead to incredible success in your life and career. Carry forth the Spartan spirit and make the change you want to see in the world.
Clay Fitch '03
Congratulations on your accomplishment! It is an important time in your life.  I hope that graduating from York College leads you to many amazing opportunities!
Brooke Schlaline '19
Walking into life post-graduation is truly one of the most exciting times of them all, you finally have the opportunity to show the world all that you have learned and experienced while at college. I know this time in your life can be stressful, but just remember all of the hard work you have put in to become a member of the class of 2020.
Hayley Althoff '19
I am hopeful that the last years you spent at YCP were as memorable as mine. Before you know it you will be gainfully employed and these times of isolation will be long forgotten. Please always remain connected to YCP and the Alumni Association.
Rodney Altemose '92
Now that you have graduated and are moving into the working world, I wish you all good fortune and success as you move into your career of choice. For those in essential services, we do appreciate everything that you are about to do as we move through these unique times.
Mike Heller '01
These circumstances do not diminish all you have accomplished and the brightness of your future. Best wishes to you. Embrace the road ahead and remember to be confident, pursue your dream, and take all of this experience as another lesson.
Rosanne Middleton '88
I am grateful every day for the experiences I had at YCP and I know, without a doubt, every bump in the road prepared me for the professional I am today. Don't forget to keep your alma mater close to you—YCP is always there for you, too!
Julie Kulp '13
Congratulations! I am a proud member of the first graduating class of YCP. I've had numerous opportunities to give back to the College and I know you will, too. Staying engaged with YCP can be a wonderful experience. Even though I don't know you personally, I am proud of you!
Barb Sleeger '71
Congratulations on finishing out one crazy, wild ride! Your perseverance will be rewarded. Remember to always help each other out and reach out to other alumni for help. We are all here for you!
Alexander Arigo '15
Congratulations on your achievement! You made this day possible with your hard work, perseverance and dedication to success... As a proud alumnus and current trustee at YCP, I am honored to congratulate you! Welcome to the Spartan alumni family!
Terence Peavy, EdD '92
Where are you are now is where you are meant to be! Your hard work will not go unnoticed, even if that hard work is taking place at your home or somewhere other than YCP. You can and WILL still achieve all your goals and your dreams. Cherish all of your YCP memories, and never stop growing, learning, and improving.
Abigail Haubenstein '19
While the culmination of all your hard work will not finish the way you envisioned it, know that your impact on York College will last forever. Your time at YCP was well spent and now you get to lead the future of your respective industries.
Andrew Heston '06
Congratulations on a job well done, and welcome to the YCP alumni family! I hope your time at York has been enjoyable, and that you are excited to venture onto your next challenge. There is a whole big world out there, but you will always have a place at YCP.
Heather Adams '02
You have the most promising future! In many ways, COVID-19 will have lasting effects on our lives and the way in which we conduct ourselves personally and professionally. Know that you have an important role in our new normal. Your generation will lead us proudly into the future.
Mary Ellen Hershey '81
Contact Us
Alumni Relations
Brigette Allen, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 118
Phone: 717.815.1500
ballen13@ycp.edu

Andrea Jackson, Office Manager
Grantley Hall, Room 119
717.815.6642
ajacks28@ycp.edu

Office email: alumni@ycp.edu

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