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
Explore Career Options:
- VAULT - Your one-stop resource for job searching, career information, resume and cover letters, webinars on various topics and much more!
- O*NET Online
- Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
- Career Guide to Industries
- Occupational Projections
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Salary Negotiation - JobStar.com, Salary.com
- College Grad Job Hunter
- Power Students Network
General Career Information:
America's Career Kit Supported by the U.S. Department of Labor
- America's Job Bank
- America's Career InfoNet - collection of information regarding the employment outlook and wage rate for various occupations.
Our Hot List:
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 - 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.
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 email@example.com.
Students with last names beginning with M - Z contact Kathy Pesta at 570-674-3338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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 email@example.com
*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
If you're looking for internships, here's the place to start!
- COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK lists the internships that are mailed, faxed, and phoned into the office daily.
Web Internship Listings
- Internships on Monster.com
- CampStaff- summer job opportunities
- Internship Database from College Grad
- Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) Internship Guide
- Summer Jobs
- InRoads - internship and ed. programs for minorities
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.
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!
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.
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
Please see: Insalaco Center for Career Development Student Policies & Procedures for On-Campus Recruiting
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.
What is an SLT and what should be included?
Not sure which activities should be listed for each category?
Check out our Quick Reference Guide
Dates to be announced soon!