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Career Services for Students
Our Commitment to Student Success
Our goal is to help students succeed professionally by identifying and leveraging their strengths and providing opportunities to cultivate professional skills, gain real-life work experience, and build a strong network. Watch video.
Come early, come often. That's our motto and our offer – and we hope you take us up on it.
Two qualities most employers look for when hiring a candidate are confidence and career-related work experience.
The Office of Career Services takes pride in building both of those skills throughout your Widener journey so you can identify strengths and passions and pursue your dreams.
Relationship with a Career Counselor
Students are matched with career counselor freshman year, based on their major or program. Career counselors provide personalized support for students and are available for unlimited one-on-one sessions and during walk-in hours. Walk-in sessions are 10 to 15 minutes and are great for reviewing resumes and cover letters or asking a quick question.
Exploration of Career Paths
Some students know exactly what they want to do after graduation; others are still seeking. No matter where you are in your professional journey, we can help you explore your strengths, interests, and values and how they connect with academic majors and career paths.
Development of Professional Skills
We work with faculty to weave skills-based learning into Widener's academic curriculum. As part of your coursework, you'll combine academic knowledge with professional skills to ensure success in the workplace. We also offer professional development workshops and events and a suite of online resources to help build these crucial skills. We aren't just concerned about you getting your first job, but making sure you know how to market yourself throughout your career.
Opportunities for Work Experience
Career-related work experience ranks among the top three criteria employers look for when hiring graduates. We help students find work experiences through internship and co-op support, annual on-campus career fairs, as well as through our online job site, PrideCAREERS.
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