Career Services

We provide assistance to students and alumni in many ways. This includes career exploration for current students and job transitioning for alumni. We also work with employers on recruiting efforts for jobs and internships. We are dedicated to enriching the experience at Elizabethtown College.

Contact Information: careerservices@etown.edu | 717-361-1206

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, additional hours by appointment.

Please contact us to discuss any questions, post a job/internship opportunity or to arrange an appointment with a career counselor.  Our services are available to all Elizabethtown College students and alumni.

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Featured Success Story

Summer Musser

Summer Musser '17

History Major, Anthropology Minor

Summer Musser interned with York County Heritage Trust. Before interning, she learned about the many different internships available, including archives, and the ceramics room. She read on their website about the daily operations, including outlined duties for each position.

When Summer was ready to apply for internships, she came to Career Services for help with her resume and cover letter. She was able to participate in the Wings of Success Program to fulfill a Signature Learning Experience. Her advice for other students is:"It is best to start looking for an internship early; before you even think you need one. When it comes down to the wire, the window for the right internship becomes narrower and narrower.  It is good to have a variety to choose from and have the time to investigate each one of them thoroughly, as to which one would be the best for you. Do not always take the first one you get just because you think that is going to be the only one you get." 

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Nathaniel Liebsch

Nate Liebsch '17

Mathematical Business Major, Cognitive Science Minor

Nate Liebsch interned at Motivational Marketing. He began his search for an internship in his junior year. Nate met with Career Services. Tina Mackenzie worked with him to create a polished resume and helped him practice his interview skills. Nate also participated in a Mock Interview. Because of his preparation, he felt very comfortable interviewing, and one company actually complimented him on his communication and interviewing skills. 

Nate’s advice to other students is:  “Start the search early. I learned along the way how to improve my resume and interview skills which I think paid off in the end. Don’t be afraid to go in for help as well. I consider myself an independent student, but I am very happy that I decided to go into Career Services for help in these areas, otherwise I would’ve struggled to find an internship. Also network as much as you can, the more people you meet and connect with, the more opportunities that may present themselves." 

 

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Adam Strayton

Adam Strayton '18

Industrial Engineering Management Major

Adam Strayton had the opportunity to be a Process Engineering Intern at Senseonics, Inc.

In his spring semester of his first year, he started to apply for summer engineering internships. After interviewing with Senseonics, Inc., he received an internship offer, he worked their full time over two summers and winters as a paid process engineering intern.

Adam used Career Services as a resource during his internship search. He received help revising his resume and cover letter. He also attended job fairs, which provided him with opportunities to network with employers and learn about available internships.

His advice for other students is:  "Internships are an excellent way to gain experience as well as gain insight as to whether that career or industry is something you will enjoy. I would recommend applying for internships starting as soon as the end of your freshman year…Try to develop a well-structured resume/cover letter and utilize mock interviews and real interviews as much as possible… Remember to always send thank-you notes to those who took the time to interview you or discuss job openings with you. Being  conscientious could give you a strong advantage at a competitive internship opportunity. Finally, make sure to use our outstanding Career Services department as they can help you each step of the way!

Featured Success Story

Kelly Bergh

Kelly Bergh '17

English-Professional Writing Major, Minors in communications and psychology

Kelly Bergh had the opportunity to be an Editorial Intern at Main Line Today Magazine. She met with Career Services and completed the Wings of Success program, and was able to get an extra Signature Learning credit.

Her words of advice for other students are: “You have so many options. Do research constantly – you’ll be setting yourself up well.

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