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Careers and Internships for Graduate Students

Careers and Internships for Graduate Students

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Applied learning and career development for graduate students

The School of Graduate Studies offers nine programs in a variety of fields, from music conducting to physical therapy. Some of our programs are completely online, others are predominately online and two are traditional residential programs. Regardless of format, all of Messiah College’s graduate programs incorporate experiential learning opportunities that allow you to put academic theory into practice. This hands-on learning can take the form of capstone courses, special projects, internships, graduate assistantships, field experiences or clinical experiences that give you the opportunity to practically apply what you are learning in your coursework. All of Messiah’s graduate-level experiential learning opportunities are designed around the specific learning outcomes and busy schedules of working professionals.  

Visit our individual graduate program pages to learn more about the experiential learning opportunities offered by each of our various programs. 

Career services for graduate students and alumni

Messiah’s Career and Professional Development Center offers a selection of services to support graduate students' career development. These services include: personal career coaching; resume and cover letter writing consulting; interview preparation and job search strategies; access to career programs that are open to all students, including the annual Career Expo, Pizza with Professionals Series featuring employer information sessions, and Rezumania (resume review service); access to job postings through our exclusive Handshake portal; and access to guides and tutorials through our website: messiah.edu/career. Please contact Meg Jones Hoover mjoneshoover@messiah.edu for any questions or to schedule a personal or virtual appointment.

Career services for graduate students