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For Students - Career Planning

The Career Center is here to provide you with life-long services that begin the first day you enroll. Our mission is to provide you with career planning tools and education most in demand by employers. Our services cannot guarantee jobs, but will greatly enhance your skills and potential success in job searching with plentiful and relevant networking opportunities.

Career counseling and resources available in the Career Planning and Employer Services Center include:

  • Personality type, skills, and  interests assessments
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing/Review
  • Interview Preparation (Mock Interview)
  • Job & Internship Search Assistance
  • Career Development Workshops: Professional and Dining Etiquette and Dressing for Success
  • Career Closet: Limited supply of gently used interview attire free of charge for students
  • Job & Internship Fairs
  • Workstations with self-directed software including: Career Transitions, College Central Network , FOCUS 2, O*net
  • Employer Job/Internship/Job Shadowing Directory
  • First Destination Graduate Tracking Survey
  • Life-long alumni career counseling services

Need an appointment with a career counselor?

Individual appointments can be made by phoning the office. Walk-ins are welcome and accommodated if schedules permit. If you are a student attending one of the off-site education centers, and are unable to commute to the Richland Campus the career planning staff can provide individual appointments via Skype and other forms of technology.


Are you on track?

The Career Center provides brief 15 minute Check Point Meetings for all students.  During a check point meeting students can learn more about the services provided by the career center and students will begin to develop their own personal career plan.  Students are invited to schedule a 15 minute checkpoint meeting each semester with a career center counselor to make sure they are on track to reach their goals.


Seeking Employment?

Local job vacancies are available through this office, where students are welcome to drop in and check the listings.  A complete list of job & internship postings can now be found online at College Central Network: www.collegecentral.com/pennhighlands. This site is free for all Pennsylvania Highlands Community College students and alumni.  Please visit the Career Planning & Employer Services tab on the myPEAK portal to view instructions on how to access and utilize College Central Network. 


Need help finding a major?

GET FOCUSED WITH... FOCUS-2 is an online, interactive education and career planning system that combines self-assessment, major and career exploration, and decision making into one comprehensive program. FOCUS-2 will help you clarify your skills, interests, values and personality type so you will be better equipped to identify compatible majors, create an academic plan, and map out a basic career path with a career counselor.

Note: For first-time users and students, please contact Career Planning and Employer Services at 814.262.4850 or careerservices@pennhighlands.edu for assistance.

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