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Career Services

The Career and Professional Development Center at Messiah College interfaces with alumni in two distinct ways.  We offer career coaching services to all alumni, and we engage alumni through various student programs throughout the year.  Please read below for more information. 

Seeking Employment? We'd Like to Help.

Are you an alum of Messiah College and currently seeking employment, continuing education, or career coaching? There are several ways the Career and Professional Development Center can be a resource to you.

Create an Account on Handshake

You can create an account in Handshake by going to the Career and Professional Development Center's website.  Handshake is an exclusive job board for Messiah College students and alumni.  Be sure to follow the instructions for "Alumni".  Once you register, your account will be activated within two business days.

Connect with Messiah on LinkedIn

The Messiah College Professional Network has been created as a networking community for students and alumni of Messiah College.  There is a job board within the group, as well as several subgroups that allow you to connect with others who share specific industry interests.  For assistance in getting started with LinkedIn, click here.

Alumni Career Services & Online Resources

Messiah College is proud to offer its grads several Career Coaching options, all of which are free to grads until 12 months after graduation.  The Career and Professional Development Center also offers several online resources for those who are seeking jobs.  To learn more or access these resources, visit the Career and Professional Development Center's website.

Graduate Studies & Continuing Education

For valuable sources of information on graduate school exploration, programs, admission, testing, and financial aid, please refer to the section on graduate school information at the Career and Professional Development Center's website.

Want to give back through Career Services?

Have you considered sharing your experience and expertise to assist fellow Messiah College alumni and upcoming graduates to find employment opportunities?  There are several easy ways you can make a difference by getting involved in this effort.

Join the Messiah College Professional Network on LinkedIn

The MCPN has been created as a networking community for students and alumni of Messiah College.  There is a job board within the group, as well as several subgroups that allow you to connect with others who share specific industry interests.  For assistance in getting started with LinkedIn, click here.

Connect with Students at Upcoming Events

The Career and Professional Development Center hosts a variety of events to connect students to alumni including Into the City, Mocktail Hour, Pizza with Professionals, Alumni Mock Interview Day, Career and Graduate School Expo, and more.  To learn more about these opportunities, visit the Career and Professional Development Center's list of upcoming events or e-mail career@messiah.edu.

Share Job Openings in Your Organization

Even if you are not in a position directly responsible for hiring, send an e-mail to career@messiah.edu with the link to job openings for your company.  We will share this information on Handshake, an exclusive job board for Messiah College students and alumni.

Encourage Your Human Resources Department to Recruit at Messiah

Many HR departments are connected with college career centers as a way of recruiting for open positions.  There are many ways for them to recruit talented Messiah grads, and sometimes the best way to learn about them is from one of their own successful employees who happens to be a grad!

Questions?

If you have questions about any of these opportunities or want to learn about additional ways to give back, please contact the Career and Professional Development Center at 717.766.2511, ext. 6016 or career@messiah.edu.