Professional Development Staff The CLA Professional Development (PD) Team remains available and fully committed to offering you the best career services possible for the remainder of the semester and beyond. The only noticeable change is in how we’ll serve and meet with you. You will still go on Handshake to schedule one-on-one appointments, but you have three new options to select from:

  • Online via Zoom. You’ll be given a Zoom link which you will click on at your scheduled appointment time to join to meet with a PD team member.
  • Phone. You’ll provide your phone number in the description box on Handshake when making an appointment and we’ll call you at the given time.
  • Email. If you are asking for us to review your materials (resume, cover letter, etc.) you will email them to us.

We’re Here to Help You Build Your Path!

The student professional development program within the College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing students’ professionalism and empowering students to present themselves successfully as candidates for internship, employment and post-secondary education opportunities.

We Offer:

Career Counseling - We offer individualized attention to each student on topics ranging from career assessments and résumés to interview skills and graduate school preparation.

Career Seminar - We teach all students how their liberal arts skill set translates to the marketplace in our required 1-credit course.

Internships - We assist our students in gaining valuable real-world experience with employers from the Philadelphia region and beyond.

Workshops & Events - We partner with alumni, faculty, and employers to help every student build a professional network.


Get Started

Schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our team to begin the process of planning for your future!

Online Resources Available

Students are encouraged to use Handshake and explore all of our additional online resources. Visit the Career Center Online Resources page to see what we have to offer!

2021 Summer Internship Stipend Program

Interested in an internship? Learn more about our Pathways to Professions 2021 Summer Internship Stipend Program!