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Students and Alumni

Preparing you for a lifetime of meaningful careers.

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 aligns with potential career options and then coordinate internships and other skill-building 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

  • Internship Resources/Internship Application

    *Please read this prior to submitting an application. 

    Information for a Three-Credit Internship (Electronic Internship Application)

    An internship is an educational experience that offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit for experiential learning. Internships are designed to enhance a student’s professional preparation and career opportunities. The internship must be completed at an approved site where the supervisor has agreed to provide structured learning experiences that will support specific learning objectives, in order to receive credit.

    Students must complete an Internship Application and receive final approval from the Dean of their school. Links to the  Internship Application are available in Spartan Career Path and on the Career Development Center website.  Please review details in advance. 

    Internship Guidelines:

    • Students must successfully have completed 60 credits
    • Students must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Minimum of 120hrs is required to earn 3 internship credits; students are limited to 2 different internships for a maximum of 6 credit hours of Internship in their degree program
    • The Internship for Academic Credit application, which is initiated by the student and requires action and response from the student, faculty advisor, internship site and Dean of the School, must be completed by all parties prior to the Add/Drop deadline for the appropriate semester.

    *Please remember until a final confirmation email to the YCP Email is received the internship has not been approved.


    Process for Internship Application and Approval.

    Once an internship has been secured, students should follow the steps below:

    1. Contact your faculty advisor to discuss and determine appropriate Learning Objectives and Learning Activties for the internship experience.
    2. Obtain an electronic syllabus from your faculty advisor.
    3. Complete the Internship for Academic Credit Application for the appropriate academic term. Once submitted by the student, the Application will be sent electronically to the student, faculty advisor, and the site supervisor for their agreement and response.
    4. After all parties agree and respond to the application the materials are submitted to the appropriate Dean of the School for review and approval.
    5. After Career Development receives the Dean’s approval, the internship will be added to the student’s course schedule for the appropriate academic term and the student will be notified. Please note that all outstanding financial obligations including those for the internship must be taken care of before the internship will be added to the student schedule.

    *Please note this is the student’s responsibility to facilitate the internship application process through until receipt of the confirmation email.

    **The email address: internship@ycp.edu should be used for any correspondence regarding internships.

    ***Remember that the completed Internship Application, including the proposed Learning Agreement and related agreements, must be received by Career Development on or before the last day to add a course for the semester (Drop/Add Deadline).


  • Micro-Internships

    Are you a motivated college student who wants to gain new professional skills and experiences? Are you looking for a short-term experience without the commitment of a 12-week internship? Want to be paid for your time and hard work?

    A micro-internship might be perfect for you!

    These year-round, short-term, paid professional projects allow you to build your skills while exploring career paths and building your network.

  • 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.

  • Job Resources

    Job and Internship Searching Information

    For informational packets on the following topics, please go to your MY YCP account and click on the green "C" icon for Spartan Career Path.  All packets are located in the Document Library. 

    • Senior Career Plan
    • Writing Successful Resumes and Cover Letters 
    • Educators Information Packet
    • Job and Internship Packet
    • Online Job Safety Tips
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Dressing to Impress


     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 job 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.

    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.

  • Job and Internship Fairs

    York College students and alumni are invited to attend our annual Career Expo as well as consortium school events. Details and more information can be located on Spartan Career Path.  

  • Graduate and Law School

    General Information and Resources

    If you are considering graduate school, a great place to start is reviewing the Graduate School packet. Go to your MY YCP portal page and click on the green "C" icon to access Spartan Career Path.  The packet is in the Document Library.

    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 - visit these websites for more information:

    Pre-Law Information

    • Preparing for Law School Packet is located in Spartan Career Path. Go to your MY YCP portal page and click on the green "C" icon.  The packet is in the Document Library.
    • Info for Law School web pages via the Department of History and Political Science
    • Pre-Law Interest Group   
  • Major and Career Choice 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.
    • Choosing a Major- Review this packet in Spartan Career Path for helpful information on specific majors.  Go to your My YCP portal page and click on the green "C."  The packet is located in the Document Library.
Contact Us
Career Development Center
Main Office Info
Campbell Hall, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.1452

Semester Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday until 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.