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Biology major Kiana Wilson discusses her internship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital.
Career CenterPhone: 724-805-2070Fax: 724-532-5026
Your success is important to us. Because success requires planning, the Career Center offers you quality services that will assist you throughout your journey at Saint Vincent College. The Career Center is an integral component of your education. We provide career and professional activities designed to support and challenge you through your career development success.
The Career Center is committed to helping you identify, analyze, assess, and manage career information. We invite you to engage in self-awareness, career exploration, and experiential education, including shadowing and internship opportunities. We also encourage and support all aspects of your internship search, full-time job search, and the graduate and professional school application process. Whether these programs are conducted on or off-campus, they extend learning beyond the classroom. We look forward to meeting you and helping you realize your career goals at all levels of your college career.
The following information highlights the services, programs, and resources offered by the Career Center for all Saint Vincent College students. To learn more about each, please visit the Saint Vincent College portal and make an appointment with a Career Center professional.
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An Internship is integrated into many academic programs which combine classroom theory with practical, on-the-job experience. Internships are completed by many students who are required by their department to receive credit for hands-on experience in their field of study or interest. Although not all students are required to receive academic credit, many are encouraged to do so. Students may complete internships in order to explore a specific career path, learn more about that particular industry and gain excellent experience in order to become more marketable for future employment or graduate and professional school acceptance. Students are encouraged to complete at least one internship throughout their college career. However, many participate in numerous internships during their time at Saint Vincent. Obtaining an internship can be very exciting, yet challenging in a competitive job market. The Career Center staff is dedicated to assist all students in the internship search process. From first-year through seniors, the student will work with a designated Career Consultant to complete a resume, prepare for interviews, locate internship openings, contact employers and much more. The Career Center also works with faculty and employers to ensure that the internship-for-credit paperwork process is completed properly.
For more information on locating an internship, please contact the Career Center at 724-805-2070. If you need more information on Internship Forms, please visit the Internship Forms section of the Career Center portal.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is funded by the government and, therefore, must be counted as financial aid and placed on your award letter. FWS is based on financial need as determined by the results of your FAFSA. Being awarded FWS does not guarantee you a position. Students are required to secure their own employment and can work up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks (including summer). Your earnings are paid directly to you.
The Off-Campus Community Service Federal Work-Study Program is made available to eligible students through the cooperative efforts of PHEAA and Saint Vincent College. It provides students with the opportunity to perform community service work in federal, state and local government offices and other non-profit community organizations located within Pennsylvania. The position must be related to your major and will be considered an internship by the Career Center. To determine if you or your targeted employer qualifies or learn more about the program, please contact the Career Center.
Institutional Work-Study is also available to students who do not qualify for the other two programs. Again, students may work up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks. More information on the work-study programs, including forms and frequently asked questions, can be found on the Career Center’s portal page.