The Career Services Center prepares Penn Highlands students and alumni to be competitive, competent and successful job-seekers, empowered to make career and education choices compatible with their interests and abilities. To be passionate about your work is to greet each day with purpose and enthusiasm. Our office staff seeks to fuel such passion through the counseling, career development and job search programs we offer to facilitate career decision-making. 

Career Counseling Topics and Services

  • Personality type, skills, and interests assessments
  • Resumé and Cover Letter Writing/Review
  • Interview Preparation(Mock Interview)
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Employer Presentations
  • Career Development Workshops
  • Job Fairs
  • Alumni Services
  • First Destination Graduate Tracking Survey
  • "Career Closet"
Workstations with self-directed software including
  • “College Central Network”
  • “Career Coach”
  • “O*net”
  • "Big Interview" 
  • "YouScience"
Career Resources
  • A Guide to Career Services Publication:
    • Job Shadowing Preparation
    • Resume and Cover Letter Writing Worksheets & Samples
    • Soft Skills Handout
    • Employer Directory

Career Center HoursMonday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Thursday evening hours by appointment only.

Our Staff: Larry Brugh, Dean of Career Services & Workforce Development /Cara Moyer, Career Counselor

Appointments: Walk-ins are welcome and accommodated if schedules permit. Appointments can be scheduled by calling, emailing, or you can now schedule conveniently online: Book your appointment here!

Contact Information: Location: Richland Campus / Phone: (814) 262-3850 / Email: careerservices@pennhighlands.edu  

 

Spring Virtual Job Fair 2021

  • Download the Career Fair Plus App. Visit app.careerfairplus.com from a computer, or you can download the App to your phone, click here to download to iOS, or click here to download for Android.
  • Select AHEC | MAC | PHCC | SFU | PITT-JOHNSTOWN as the organization followed by Spring Virtual Job Fair 2021.
  • Start looking through the employers that will be attending the virtual fair and identify recruiters of interest.
  • Create an account and build a complete profile that includes your resume. This is the profile employers will see when you book meetings with them, so you want to make a good impression!
  • Book your meetings with employers. (The meeting reservation window will open on March 9th at 12:00 a.m. and you will be able to make appointments through 11:00 a.m. on the day of the fair.) Scheduling is easy with a few simple clicks…

 

    • Tap on the employer you would like to meet with and then tap 'Meetings' to see the schedules they have available.

 

    • Employers may have multiple schedules; select the schedule that you're interested in.

 

  • 1-on-1 Meetings (You will be the only candidate, provides private interaction with recruiters)
  • Group Meetings (Less formal drop-in style information session, multiple candidates may be in attendance)

 

    • Choose a time that works for you and hit 'YES' to book the meeting time.

 

Meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there are employers you want to talk with, don't delay booking your meetings with them!

  • We recommend the day prior to the event, that you make sure you can access your virtual meeting schedule and to test the device you plan to use on the day of the fair. You can do this from clicking Join Meeting from one of your scheduled meetings and test that your video and microphone are working. You may need to grant/request permissions if it is the first time you are using the platform.
  • On the day of the event- March 23rd you will simply log back into your Career Fair Plus account to view your virtual meeting schedule and attend your scheduled meetings with employers.

 

Questions? Contact us at careerservices@pennhighlands.edu or call 814.262.3850.  Need job fair prep assistance? Book your appointment here!

 

 

Congratulations Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 Graduates!

We ask for your assistance to help track the “Class of 2020” over the next 6 months. Please use the link below to complete the First Destination Graduate Follow-up Survey if you:

 

  • Plan to transfer and continue your education
  • Found employment related to your field of study
  • Do not plan to transfer or seek employment due to personal/ family circumstances
  • Actively serve in U.S. Military

 

First Destination Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDG1920

Graduate Survey (Medical Assisting Program Only) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1920MAT