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The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) serves first-year through senior-year students in all phases of career planning and decision-making. Contact us for more information at 717-691-6016.

*Alumni, please click here for information on our alumni career coaching services.

One-on-One Career Coaching

Career coaches work with you to achieve your goals in the following areas: identifying strengths and interest areas, exploring majors and career options, gaining practical experience, developing professional competencies (i.e. resumes, interviewing, networking, etc.) and transitioning to employment or graduate school. Contact the CPDC to schedule an appointment.

Drop-in Hours

No appointment needed!!  Career Coaches are available during drop-in hours (M-Th, 2-4 PM) to meet with you about your resume or cover letter, or to answer any quick questions you may have about your career development process.   Contact the CPDC for this semester's schedule for drop-in hours.

Assessment Inventories

We offer a variety of assessment inventories to help you determine your interests, abilities, and personality preferences.  Begin by creating an account on FOCUS through the CPDC website to access these inventories.

Major and Career Exploration

Find information about academic majors and career opportunities that fit your strengths and interest areas.  Explore our “What can I do with a major in…?” sheets and department-specific brochures, as well as resources in our library and on our website.

Internship Program

Gain desirable experience while testing out careers of interest to know if they're a right fit for you by doing an internship.  

Events and Programs

Each year the CPDC sponsors a variety of career-related programs.  Watch for information about our annual Career and Graduate School Expo, career-related workshops, and other locally-sponsored job fairs.

Graduate and Professional School Preparation

If you’re considering graduate-level programs, services include one-on-one advising, Graduate School Practice Test Drives, library resources, and an annual graduate school fair.

Internship & Job Postings

Access internship and job postings through our online system, Handshake, updated weekly. Contact the CPDC for more information.

The Messiah College Professional Network

This is a resource through LinkedIn that allows you to connect with Messiah College alumni, parents, friends and educators. Click here for more information.

Alumni Career Profiles

Wondering what Messiah alumni are doing since graduation? Catch a glimpse of the possibilities by checking out the Alumni Career Profiles.

Career Center Web Resources

Don’t miss out on exclusive online career resources found throughout our website.  These include job boards, graduate school links, career videos, handouts and guides, plus much more.

Virtual Appointments

The CPDC understands how busy you can be during the academic year and beyond.  To make it convenient for you to connect with us all year round, regardless of your location, our Career Coaches are available for virtual appointments (via phone, FaceTime or Skype). Please call our office at 717-691-6016 to schedule.