Career Services

Lebanon Valley College

Time to take a break…

… whether or not it “feels” like Spring.

Get some fresh air. Unplug from your studies and technology for a day. Do something different. Try a new restaurant, engage a stranger in conversation, write a poem, enjoy a sunset…

You can count on a new blog entry for March 11th.  I’ll be taking a little “spring” break on March 4th.

-Sharon M. Givler, director of career development

We challenge you…

…to make the 2014-2015 academic year one that is full of intentional reflection and growth as it relates to planning for your future.

The Center for Career Development is all about preparing students with graduation in mind. From freshman through senior year, our programs and resources, in addition to our individual counsel with you, have been designed to move you from “student” to “professional” and help you finish your time at LVC with tools and confidence for the job search or graduate school pursuits.

Your first challenge? Come find us! Over the summer, we re-branded from Career Services to the Center for Career Development, complete with a new amazing location in the Lebegern Learning Commons of Mund College Center.

Although we certainly hope to meet with you in person, we have long stressed that this blog can also act as your 24/7 career coach by providing weekly bits of advice and pointing you toward resources. Be sure to bookmark us and read our new posts, published each Wednesday of the semester.

Here’s to a new year, a fresh start, and the perfect opportunity to achieve the goals you set for yourself.

~Career Development Staff
Sharon Givler, director
Gwen Miller, associate director
Susan Donmoyer, coordinator

Jocelyn Asks: What Are You Thankful For?

If you’re anything like me, you have been counting down to today since Fall Break. Well it’s finally here! As you head home to celebrate this time of thanksgiving, take time to relax and enjoy the holiday: great food, time with family, and an opportunity to give thanks.

While you’re thinking about who you are thankful for, keep in mind those who have helped you with your career development. This holiday season is a great time to reach out to mentors, internship supervisors, and others in your professional network to catch up and say thank you! Expressions of gratitude will make you stand out and perhaps even spark conversation about new endeavors. Keeping in touch with your professional network is a key aspect of preparing for your future career!

So, take a break from the food and fun to send a few quick notes out to remind past and present mentors that you are thankful for their help and support.

Safe travels!


Jocelyn Davis, ’15, Career Services, Student Assistant