Students and Alumni

The links on the left will provide you with all the services our state-of-the-art Career Development Center has to offer. If you still have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 570.674.6409

Careers and Majors

Explore Career Options:

  • VAULT - Your one-stop resource for job searching, career information, resume and cover letters, webinars on various topics and much more!



General Career Information:

America's Career Kit Supported by the U.S. Department of Labor


Our Hot List:

College Central Network

College Central Network Link
College Central Network
is our on-line resume database that all seniors and graduate students should use. This is how employers can view your credentials and how we can electronically refer your resume to hiring employers. You can also job search locally and nationwide on this secure site!

Federal Work Study Program

Federal Work Study Program - Welcome to the Misericordia University Work Study Program, federally funded and managed by the Financial Aid Office. Misericordia University needs the support of student employees to help carry out the important mission of your special interest -pride in our campus as part of your education while learning important basic work skills, ethics, diversity, professionalism and teamwork. Knowledge you will use now in your everyday situations; and, as work experience or reference information for future career and employment opportunities. Work Study allows students to earn money to cover a portion of educational expenses by working on campus. EARNINGS ARE PAID DIRECTLY TO STUDENTS, NOT CREDITED TOWARD PAYING THE SEMESTER BILL.

Requirements & Eligibility - The Financial Aid Office determines the eligibility of students for the Work Study Program based on the information you have provided to them. Students who are eligible will be notified in their "Financial Aid Award Letter" packet prior to the upcoming school year. If a Work Study award appears on your award letter, it is simply an indication that you meet the financial criteria for participation in the program. IT IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF A JOB. Do not include this award on your tuition payment sheet.

Part-time Jobs - Some part-time employment is available in the community for students. Students who are interested in part-time employment opportunities should inquire at the Insalaco Center for Career Development.

Student Employment Guide

Please contact your financial aid adviser if you have any questions regarding eligibility.

Students with last names beginning with A - L contact Kim Spencer at 570-674-6715 or kspencer@misericordia.edu.

Students with last names beginning with M - Z contact Kathy Pesta at 570-674-3338 or kpesta@misericordia.edu.

Student Employment Forms - Read all instructions carefully

Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Note: If you experience difficulty opening this document in your browser, please save the file to your computer and open directly within Adobe Reader. To save to your computer, right click the link and choose "Save link as," then select your destination).

W-4 Form (2016)

Direct Deposit Form

Residency Certificate Form - Local Earned Income Tax Withholding

Confidentiality Agreement Form (.pdf)
Confidentiality Agreement Form (.doc)


Graduate School

Graduate & Professional School Resources

The Insalaco Center for Career Development can help you prepare for this important step in your academic career of applying to graduate or professional school. A number of useful resources are available on campus in our career library and online for individuals considering applying to graduate or professional school.

Call 570.674.6409 to schedule an appointment to:

  • Discuss career goals and objectives.
  • Research and obtain more information about specific programs of interest.
  • Identify and discuss other factors that might help to determine where to apply, such as size of the institution, geographic location, student life, financial aid, etc.
  • Determine if an entrance exam is required for admission and review available test locations, dates and times.
  • Schedule a free practice test on campus.
  • Review personal statements, resumes, and related materials to ensure goals and experiences are well represented within the application.
  • Prepare for a graduate school interview.

You have worked hard to get this far and the ICCD is here to assist you in your academic quest for a graduate or professional degree.

Online Resources:

Peterson's

US News Best Graduate Schools Guide

GradSchools.com

Kiplinger

GraduateGuide.com

Guaranteed Placement Program

Established in 1999, the GPP integrates classroom instruction, experiential education, service leadership, and career focused workshops. The program is designed to prepare students looking to enter the workforce or graduate school after graduation and is facilitated through workshops and individual appointments. The GPP is structured developmentally for all class levels with each year building on the next; students fulfill basic career development requirements in their freshman and sophomore years. Junior year they get a glimpse of financial fitness and inclusive excellence.

In their final semesters, program requirements increase as students begin to focus on skills appropriate to the job search and job interviewing such as: resume and cover letter refinement; interview skills and completing a half-hour mock interview with a 'real' employer, learning professional etiquette, attending a job fair, and of course, conducting an effective job search.

Our Guarantee states that if any student, who fully participates in our program for all four years of their college experience, does not receive a job offer or is not accepted into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation, the University provides that student a paid internship* in their chosen field.

For more detailed information on the Guaranteed Placement Program, please see our GPP Parent's Manual.

If you have additional questions, e-mail cyenchar@misericordia.edu

*Terms and conditions apply.

Here is what our students have to say...

"It gets you thinking about life's opportunities."
Anonymous, Junior GPP Student, 2010

"Presenter was knowledgeable and direct [and] friendly at the same time. I am more aware of what employers will be looking for once I get out there..."
Lauren, Junior GPP Student, 2010

"GPP is an important program to have for future successes and it doesn't take much effort."
Erin, Sophomore GPP Student, 2011

The Guaranteed Placement Program (or GPP) is a career development program designed to supplement a student's formal education.

Internships

Internships, Internships, Internships

If you're looking for internships, here's the place to start!


Web Internship Listings


Schedule an appointment to complete required internship paperwork by calling our office at 570.674.6409.


If you are an employer looking to have Misericordia University students intern at your company, please contact Joseph Donahue at 570.674.6184.

Off-Campus Education Job Fairs

Please confirm all dates and locations of job fairs before planning to attend, as information can change.


**For GPP students: Virtual career fairs cannot be used to fulfill GPP requirement.


Virginia Teacher Recruitment Job Fair – Western Virginia Education Public Consortium

When: Saturday, January 30 (9 am – 4 pm) at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. Welcome are college seniors and graduate students enrolled in teacher preparation programs; teachers interested in relocating. A representative from the Virginia Department of Education’s Licensure Division will be available to answer any questions you have concerning licensure! Please click here for more information.


Southern Teachers Fairs 2016

We are delighted to offer three powerful venues in 2016 for schools to recruit talented teachers and for candidates to find great jobs.

A Capitol Campaign - Washington, DC - Saturday, February 6 - Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel


*Texas Roundup- Virtual Fair - Friday, February 26 - Videochat interviews!

Best of the South - Atlanta, GA - Saturday, March 19 - JW Marriott in beautiful Buckhead

*Season Finale - Virtual Fair - Friday, April 8 - Videochat interviews!

For more information, click here!

STA Recruitment Fairs are renowned for their courteous efficiency and productivity. In addition, our proprietary, custom-built website enables candidates and schools to register with ease and pre-schedule interviews prior to the event. Because we know our candidates, we can help school administrators find the most suitable candidates in attendance. All active STA candidates are invited to attend. (An "active" candidate will have completed an application, been accepted by STA, and interviewed by an STA counselor.) Registration begins December 1. Please login to your STAR account for more information and to register.


17th Annual Shenandoah Valley Teacher Job Fair

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Location: Harrisonburg High School, 1001 Garbers Church Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Snow Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Please click here for more information.

Please click here to register from Jan. 4 to Jan. 27


Kutztown University

March 7th, 2016 and is open to non-KU students starting at 11 am; fair ends at 1 pm. Cost: $5 for non-KU students. Students must bring a copy of their resume to get into the fair Location: McFarland Student Union, Room 218, Kutztown University. Questions, contact careersga1@kutztown.edu.
Click here for more information.


Teacher Recruitment Day/Job Fair at Millersville University

March 8, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Millersville University | Marauder Court, Student Memorial Center | 21 South George Street | Millersville, PA 17551

Directions and parking are here: https://www.collegecentral.com/trd/Directions.cfm?EventID=1567

Candidates from non-member schools will be able to register on site and enter the event after 11 am for a $20.00 fee (cash only). If you have questions please contact Sharon Givler, Lebanon Valley College Center for Career Development, 717-867-6237 or givler@lvc.edu. All candidates should dress professionally and bring plenty of résumés to distribute to employers. Candidates are strongly encouraged to arrive by 1 pm for the best chance of meeting with all school districts of interest. For additional information, click here.


Maryland Education Recruitment Consortium (MERC) March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016 - 24 Maryland school systems will be at this fair. Place: Baltimore Harbor Hotel, 101 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. MERC is a collaboration between the Maryland Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The primary goal of MERC is to provide prospective educators with the opportunity to discover working and living in the beautiful state of Maryland. Click here for more information!


Penn State Education Career Day March 17, 2015
Penn State Conference Center. 8:00 a.m. - Registration for PSU students and alumni begins;

10:00 a.m. - Registration for non-PSU students

Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel - University Park Campus

For more information and to view employers attending, click here.

Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (PERC) March 30, 2016
PERC - Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (29 Colleges/Universities) - March 30, 2016, 9:30am-3:30pm Where: Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA.
Click here for more information!


2016 Greater Philadelphia Teacher Fair

April 6, 2016 - Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks - Parking: Free on Site.

For those not pre-registered, as part of the on-site registration process, one resume will be collected from each candidate. You will be admitted to the Job Fair beginning at 10:00 AM.

The cost is $10 cash only for ALL on-site registrants.

Who Can Attend? Everyone is invited to attend, although only those who have received a degree from, or are currently enrolled as a student at one of the DVEC member schools, may pre-register via their university. If you did not receive your degree from or are not currently enrolled at a DVEC member school or university or you do not pre-register during the designated time period, you can register at the door. For additional information and a full list of school districts/employers, click here: http://www.dvec.net/


Project Search: Careers for Teachers April 15, 2015
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
$10 registration fee for non UD candidates all other candidates. ALL candidates must be pre-registered.
Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center, 631 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716

Project Search provides an informative and diverse forum for educational organizations and qualified education candidates to interact; the fair is sponsored by the University of Delaware Career Services Center and the University Council on Teacher Education (UCTE). This event brings recruiters to campus to meet and interview prospective teachers, counselors, administrators and specialists for vacancies in the upcoming school year.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.udel.edu/CSC/employers/projectsearch.html


Teacher Expo- South Carolina
Friday, May 20, 2016. The South Carolina Teacher Expo is a one-day job fair designed to match teacher candidates to current district vacancies. The Expo attracts jobseekers from across the United States and several foreign countries. This year's Expo will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2016. Please continue monitoring this page for details including the location, schedule, and registration.

South Carolina has adopted the South Carolina Educator Employment Application form which can be completed online and submitted to all or multiple school districts in South Carolina. The application and information about completing the application can found atteachsc.org.The application should be completed prior to attending the Teacher Expo. For more information visit http://www.cerra.org/expo.aspx

Job Search

Search By The Following:

  • College Central Network - Instant access to post your resume for campus recruitment programs. Posting your resume on CCN is required for all seniors.
  • Local and regional job listings - great, quality sites that let you search and post your resume on-line.
  • Our list of favorites - always changing.
  • General Job Search Assistance
  • Resources for a Geographic Job Search
  • Resources grouped by specific fields linking multiple career information sites, includes job listings, company listings, and tips, etc.
  • Federal Jobs


LiquidCompass - Find a nursing or healthcare job.

College Central Network (CCN) - Find jobs and internships.


Local and Regional Jobs

JobGateway - Sponsored by PA CareerLink - Jobs located throughout the State of Pennsylvania

MonsterTrak - Targeted job listings and resume database for Misericordia University students and Alumni.

Work NEPA - From the Work and Play in NEPA website. If you are graduating, you really should consider staying in the Penn's Northeast region to find employment. The cost of living is lower than many big cities, recreational action is everywhere and the location can't be beat!

Wilkes-Barre Chamber - For resources in the Wilkes-Barre area. To search for local jobs, check out their jobsite.

Scranton Chamber - For resources in the Scranton area including a list of local business sorted by type and their websites.

Hazleton Chamber - For resources in the Hazleton area.

NEPAjobfinder.com - Claims to have the most local jobs listed as well as the most correct listings and allows you to load your resume too.

Pennsylvaniajobs.com

Pa-educator.net-Simplifies the job search by giving applicants the ability to create one online application that participating school districts throughout Pennsylvania are eligible to access when filling job openings


Our Favorite List of Sites

Chronicle of Higher Education

Job Bank USA

Monster.com

Black Collegian Online

Us News

Times Leader

Citizens Voice

Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Chamberofcommerce.com

General Job Search Help

all50medical.com - a free healthcare career resource specializing in allied health, locum tenen and traveling nurse careers. Learn about all the allied health specialties with in depth career outlooks for each specialty.

Experience On-line - A web site designed to help you with your career search by providing unique, insider information. It tells you what you will be doing on a daily basis, how companies in different industries are organized, and how you will fit in as a new employee. Contact the Insalaco Center for password.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - research careers online

O*NET

Travelnursing.org/ - Free career resource for nurses researching career opportunities and jobs in the exciting field of travel nursing. The site has free resources on how to become a travel nurse, the benefits, salary, how to find a job and numerous other FAQ's.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - research the latest employment and occupational projections.

America's Career InfoNet - collection of information regarding the employment outlook and wage rate for various occupations.

College Grad Job Hunter


Other Internet Resources


Mentoring Network

Our Mentoring Network is a valuable resource which provides our current students access to alumni of the College who are interested in sharing their educational and professional experiences. Both Alumni and current students can access this resource through College Central Network. College Central Network, our on-line Mentoring Network all students and alumni should use. This system provides our Alumni the opportunity to connect with our current students and share their valuable life experience to students faced with significant educational and professional decisions. Student Directions: COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK (CCN) ON LINE MENTOR PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS TO LOG ON:

  1. Go to the Misericordia University Web Site: www.misericordia.edu
  2. Click on the “Career Center" Link
  3. Click on the “College Central" Link (on the College Central “box" ) under the picture of McAuley Hall
  4. Click on “Students & Alumni" on the Right
  5. Click on “Students" on the Right

For 1st Time Users:

  1. Click “Register"
  2. Enter “Misericordia University"
  3. Create a Unique ID (possibly your Social Security Number)
    REMEMBER YOUR ID
  4. Create a Unique Password (possibly your phone number)
    REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD
  5. Click on “Continue Registration and Fill Out the Form
  6. All Fields / Items with an Asterisk* are Mandatory
  7. Once You're Registered, Follow the Steps to contact a mentor

How to Contact a Mentor:

  1. Enter your ID and Password, then click on “GO"
  2. Click on “Search for Mentors"
  3. Enter the password “insalaco" and click on “Access Mentoring Network"
  4. Search for a mentor by any of the criteria listed
  5. Search by State, Country, Employer Name, Job Title/ Job Type, Major, Graduation Year, Degree, Co-Curricular Activities, or Mentoring Activities.
  6. Click on “Begin Search"

Questions to Ask It is important to be prepared. Your mentor is a very busy person. You want to make the most of the time you spend together.

  1. Find out some background information about this person: length of time in current position/organization, major job responsibilities, organizational structure of their area, past career path which led to this position.
  2. Find out more about their job and profession: what a typical day is like, personal likes/dislikes of job/profession, frequently recurring problems in such an occupation/job, major rewards of occupation/job, skills most utilized in profession/job, employment outlook for the profession, professional associations he/she is active in and may recommended for you to join/contact, general salaries and benefits for profession, aspects of his/her education or other skills that helped most in current job, how has technology changed the job/profession.
  3. Get Some Advice: share your background/goals with the mentor, volunteer, obtain advice regarding your job search or selection of a career path, show the mentor volunteer your resume for advice if appropriate, and/or to hold for future reference and consideration. Ask for literature or a tour if you would like more information about the company/organization. Ask for a referral to another contact person, if appropriate, to continue networking ask for job search advice or tips he/she can provide.

Alumni Registration Directions: ONLINE MENTORING PROGRAM - Serving as a career services volunteer opens doors and provide opportunities for our students and graduates by offering internships, job shadowing, and employment opportunities. Along with these invaluable services, many of our volunteers are serving also as mentors. Mentors help students decide on a career path, provide graduate school information, or offer employment opportunity advice. To help students connect with an appropriate mentor, the College has implemented an online mentoring program though the Insalaco Center for Career Development's College Central Network website. If you are interested in becoming an online mentor, we ask you complete an online profile by following these simple instructions:

  1. Go to www.collegecentral.com/miseri
  2. Click on Students/Alumni
  3. Click Mentoring Network
  4. Click on Join our Mentoring Network
  5. Enter the password “insalaco" and click on Access Mentoring Network

To enter your profile, click Add Your Profile, then Register and Add Profile and fill in your information. Required information is noted with a red asterisk. All other information is optional. (Please note that your address, phone number, and email address will not be visible to the student.) After you complete the form, select a personal ID and Password that you will remember and click Save Profile. Furthermore, this secure site, which can only be accessed by a password you set, allows you to update your information and interact with students at your convenience. Note: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this program or would like more information. Available for assistance is Bernadette Rushmer, Director of the Insalaco Center for Career Development at 570.674.8028 or by email brushmer@misericordia.edu.

On-Campus Recruitment

Insalaco Center for Career Development Student Policies & Procedures for On-Campus Recruiting
The Insalaco Center for Career Development (ICCD) is committed to making your experience with on-campus recruiting as successful as possible. Please follow the guidelines as directed below:
On Campus Interviews
  • You must sign up in advance with the ICCD for on campus interviews.
  • You must e-mail your resume to the ICCD at iccareer@misericordia.edu by the specified deadline date. Please note: the ICCD does not guarantee that you will be selected by the employer for an interview simply because you have submitted a resume.
  • The ICCD will electronically forward the resumes of interested students to the employer.
  • If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted by an ICCD staff member to schedule your interview time.
  • If you are not selected for an interview you will be contacted by an ICCD staff member.
  • If you are selected for an interview, do your research on the company. Just because you are selected for an interview does not guarantee you will be offered a position. Dress professionally for your interview and be sure to DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!
  • On the day of the interview, please arrive and check in at the ICCD main office located in McAuley Hall, Room 10 at least ten minutes prior to your scheduled interview time. All interviews will take place in the ICCD unless otherwise noted.
  • You will be contacted by the employer regarding employment decisions. The ICCD will not have any information regarding this decision.
  • Cancellation Policy - Please call our main office at least two business days before the interview if it is necessary to cancel an interview.
  • No-Show Policy - Failure to attend an interview without previous notice is not acceptable and is a serious problem. Not showing up for an interview shows a lack of professionalism and respect for the employer. You will be required to arrange a meeting with the Director of the ICCD to explain the circumstances of missing your interview.
  • Inclement Weather Delays & Closings – No scheduled interviews will be held for that day in the event Misericordia University is closed or on a delay. The ICCD will contact you to reschedule.
  • Accepting an Offer – Upon accepting an offer for a full-time, part-time or internship position, we ask that all candidates notify the ICCD. We like to know of our candidates' successes and appreciate this information.

Good Luck!! If you have any additional questions please call 570-674-6409 or email iccareer@misericordia.edu.

Reference Guides

Resume Workshop

If you're looking for information on how to start your resume, here's the place to start. The complete Resume Workshop touches upon what you should and should not put on a resume. Please note that if you are a Senior, you should NOT include your high school information.
Our Resume Guide includes sample resumes, cover letters, and information on interviewing and salary negotiation.
And don't forget, if you would like to schedule an appointment to have an ICCD counselor review your resume or to help you get started, please call (570)674-6409.

Resume Guide (pdf)

Resume Workshop (pdf)

Student Leadership Transcript (SLT)

Student Leadership Transcript, A Step-by-Step Guide (pdf)

Student Leadership Transcript, Full Guide (pdf)

Professional Etiquette

Not sure how to behave at your first business meeting or at an interview? Do you know how to network, how to introduce people, on what side to put your name tag, or even which fork you should use at a business luncheon? Then check out our Etiquette Workshop. It will have you acting like a professional with the pros!

And don't forget, the ICCD runs a live ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP every year in the Fall, so be sure to check it out!

Etiquette Workshop (pdf)

Mock Interview

Ask anyone who participated in our Mock Interview day and they'll tell you it was extremely helpful. But if you were unable to attend, check out our Mock Interview Workshop, so that you too can rock your interview! You'll find tips on what to expect; different interview styles, possible interview questions, as well as what to do after your interview.
And, don't forget to check out our Mock Interview Workshop during the beginning of the spring semester. Look for information under our Schedule of Events or call the Insalaco Center for Career Development at 674-6409.

Mock Interview Workshop (pdf)

Job Fair Tips
      Did you know that there are 5 things you should know before going to any job fair? Do you know how to prepare for a job fair?

GPP FYE Presentation
    This presentation is for FYE facilitators and it explains the Guaranteed Placement Program.
    Be sure to check back again soon for more reference guides!

Student Leadership Transcripts

The Student Leadership Transcript (SLT) is a dynamic way for students to assess, organize, and internalize their accomplishments and experiences outside the classroom. The utilization of the tool enables students to demonstrate their active participation and achievements within Misericordia University's extra-curricular opportunities. The completed transcript may be used to showcase a student's extra-curricular involvement to potential employers and graduate schools.

In order to access the Student Leadership Transcripts, you will need to log into MyMU

To view our step-by-step guide to creating your SLT, CLICK HERE

What is an SLT and what should be included?

CLICK HERE for our full guide to the SLT.

Not sure which activities should be listed for each category?

Check out our Quick Reference Guide

Spring 2017 Job Fairs

Misericordia University's Spring 2017 Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, March 22nd - 12:00 - 3:00pm in Insalaco Hall

All majors encouraged to attend! Bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally!

More information will follow as the event gets closer.

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