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Career and Professional Development Center - Undergraduate Students

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The CPDC invites you to check out the new Career Studio!  You can now be served on the spot Monday-Friday between 9AM-4PM – no appointment necessary. 

We are eager to assist you with all of your career exploration and planning needs.  Topics include: choosing/changing a major, exploring career options, planning for an internship, searching for a job, applying to graduate school, resume writing, and interviewing.  Bring a friend, grab a free cup of coffee, and make yourself at home!

You can also schedule an appointment through the Handshake portal.  Use your Messiah username and password to access the system.

If you need assistance, call us at 717-691-6016 or stop in the office. 

We are located in the Eisenhower Campus Center, across from The Falcon.

Explore majors and career paths through the following resources:

Start by reviewing the Resume Writing Guide.  Then, bring in a draft of your document and any related materials to be reviewed by a student career coach, or schedule an appointment through the Handshake portal.  Use your Messiah username and password to access the system.

View this Resume Writing video tutorial by the CPDC

Job Hero - a helpful tool for resume building that includes samples

There are many ways to find job and internship postings.  Here are some to get you started:

While internet sites can be a great resource, we strongly recommend using information interviews and other networking strategies to complement your search.

The following self-assessment tools are available through the CPDC:

CLICK HERE for guides on the following topics:

  • Choosing a Major
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Considering an Internship
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Job Search
  • Graduate School 

The sources listed below provide further information about a variety of career development topics: 

Negotiating Job Offers

Relocation and Cost of Living Tools

Career Transitions