Center for Career Development and Internships

Career preparation begins in your first year at Wilkes University.

The experts at the Center for Career Development and Internships can help you find your career path and guide you through building your resume, interviewing, internships and job search.

How Will the Center Help You?

  • Begin preparing for life after college in your very first year on campus via Wilkes’ unique Career Gateway Program.
  • Meet potential employers at two on-campus career fairs each academic year.
  • Get help writing your resume, cover letter or graduate school application.
  • Participate in mock interviews.
  • Learn business etiquette.
  • Develop your personal brand and learn how to market yourself to prospective employers.
  • Access Handshake, an online network connecting college students with more than 500,000 companies from across the country.
  • Find internships and cooperative learning experiences at companies and organizations.
  • Connect with the Wilkes alumni network and business leaders.
  • Hear from recent graduates in the Career Conversations podcast.

Center Highlights

Gateway at Wilkes University

Career Gateway Program

As soon as you arrive on campus, the four-year Career Gateway Program begins preparing you for life beyond college. You’ll access career coaching, mentoring, workshops, site visits to regional employers, networking events and internships.

Explore the Career Gateway Program

 

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Life-Career Planning

This 1-credit course taken in the junior or senior year offers focused instruction on writing resumes and cover letters, graduate school applications, mock interviewing, business etiquette and personal marketing.

 

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Handshake

The Handshake online network connects Wilkes students with internships and career opportunities across the country. More than 500,000 companies use Handshake to connect and build relationships.

Visit Handshake

The Center for Career Development and Internships has helped me to prepare for my four internships with promising companies. I was able to grow as a professional and network with potential employers.

Ashlee Przywara | Marketing Major

(The director) helped me reorganize and revamp my resume so that it was more appealing to employers.

Logan Gabrielson ’21 | Environmental Engineering Major

Working in the Career Center has provided me with many great resources and support that have significantly contributed to my success in the graduate school application process.

Monica Morrison | Psychology Major
98%

job placement rate

4

years of career-focused preparation via the Career Gateway Program 

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career and internship fairs hosted on campus each academic year