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Career Development Center

Your Career Journey

The Career Development Center educates students on career readiness skills, facilitates connections with employers for internships and jobs, and provides support to students on their professional journey.

We provide professional assistance to students and alumni in many ways including 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.

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Academic Year Hours

Monday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Office: BSC 201 | 717-361-1206

Handshake Resources

Handshake is Elizabethtown College's online career hub. Use your Elizabethtown College login to access this resource. Handshake can be used for:

Note: Elizabethtown College Career Development Center advertises external events and activities in Handshake as they may be of interest to some members of our community. Sharing information about these events and activities does not indicate sponsorship or endorsement by Elizabethtown College or the Career Development Center. It is the participant's responsibility to apply due diligence, exercise caution when participating, and report any concerns to the Career Development Center at

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Additional Resources

While Handshake is the platform that houses most of the Career Development Center resources for students, there are some additional resources that students may find helpful.

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This unique networking tool provides current Elizabethtown College students the opportunity to seek assistance from Blue Jay Alumni and friends with their development as young professionals, as well as learn answers to questions about relevant topics within different professional fields. EtownConnect facilitates meaningful connections for current students and sets them up for success in their future careers.

Students can register on Jayweb.

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Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

Students can view more information on What Can I Do With This Major?

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The LinkedIn Alumni Tool is a feature within LinkedIn that allows students to explore and connect with alumni of Elizabethtown College who may have interests or be in the field that they are exploring themselves.

Students can view more information on LinkedIn.

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O*NET (The Occupational Information Network) is an online database that contains hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost every job in the workforce. It is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) and is a comprehensive source of occupational information.

Students can view more information on O*Net.

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a comprehensive guide to career information and is published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It offers detailed information on hundreds of occupations, providing valuable insights into job tasks, work environments, educational and training requirements, median pay, and job outlook over the next decade for each occupation. The OOH is an essential resource for students, career advisors, and job seekers aiming to make informed decisions about their career paths.

Students can view more information on the BLS website.

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The Blue Jay Career Closet has been established by our Center for Community and Civic Engagement to provide our students with free, career-ready attire to wear for those who need it.

Upcoming Opportunities

The Career Development Center hosts and participates in multiple events every semester, focusing on career-specific topics.

These events range from career fairs, to etiquette dinners, to employer meet-and-greets. View this semester's events on our events page, or on Handshake.

Upcoming Career Events Events on Handshake

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Resources For Alumni

Every service that the Career Development Center offers for current students is also available to all of our alumni. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are looking for a job, considering a career change, or in need of any type of career assistance. We are eager to help you. We also welcome alumna/us to volunteer with the Career Development Center. See below for additional information on how you can get involved with our office.

  • Join EtownConnect
  • Register to become a mentor 
  • Attend a job fair
  • Participate in a career panel
  • Serve as a networking contact for students/alumni
  • Host a student for a job shadow day
  • Share information about your career or employer
  • Conduct on-campus interviews
  • Represent your company at job & internship fairs
  • Post a job or internship on Handshake

We are not limited to just these opportunities. For more information, email us.

Resources for Faculty & Staff

The Career Development Center offers a range of valuable resources for faculty and staff. We can provide information on internship exploration opportunities, and can also present to a class on a wide variety of professional development topics. 

Request a Career Development Presentation

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