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Office of Career Education Overview

Our Role as Career Educators

As Career Educators, we help students and alumni explore and apply for internships, full-time employment, as well as plan for graduate and professional school. We do not offer job or internship placement. Our role is to assist in developing strategies for success and to provide resources. We invite you to encourage Arcadia students to meet with us early and often to help make the most of their educational experience.

Events, Presentations and Course Requirements

OCE Community on Canvas

The OCE Community Page on Canvas has helpful resources for faculty and staff on career development topics. We've been enhancing this page to include pre-recorded webinars and presentations, and sample assignments on career and professional development topics. We are glad to discuss partnering with you on delivering career content to your classes.

We are delighted when faculty encourage students to attend our career events! Some professors even require attendance as part of a classroom assignment.

Faculty Partnership Requests

Faculty are encouraged to reach out to OCE staff by completing a Partnership Request. Additionally, faculty and staff may reach out directly to an OCE staff member via email. We can also facilitate connections with employers who are eager to speak to your classes.

Career Resources for Your Classes

We invite you to share our career guides and presentations on career development topics. The OCE Community on Canvas features helpful career guides including interviewing, writing resumes and CV's and more. We also have recorded PowerPoint presentations on career development topics which you can download and use in your classroom.

Additionally, your undergraduate students can now access their personal e3 Career Action Plan through the OCE Community on Canvas. Check out the testimonials below about how e3 has positively impacted fellow faculty and their students!

How to download career resources from Canvas

  1. Visit https://arcadia.instructure.com/search/all_courses/
  2. Type "Office of Career Education" in search bar and the Community folder will appear.
  3. To enroll in this course so it appears on your dashboard, click "+Join".
  4. Resources are categorized in separate links under "Pages
  5. The interactive e3 Career Action Plan can be found under "Modules"

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Academic Technology Services at ats@arcadia.edu.

Learn how e3 has helped your Faculty Peers!

The e3 Career Action Plan is an integrative system that helps our students prepare for transitioning from college to careers. Too often, students wait until their junior or senior year to start thinking about internships and careers. They really should be working on a career plan as soon as they enter AU. The e3 Career Action Plan allows students to progress through a series of professional networking steps that can set them up for success when it comes time to look for an internship or full-time job. In my experience, students who regularly use the resources at OCE at different intervals throughout their program, find it much easier to find an internship they love and receive good job offers during their senior year. 

Integrating the e3 Career Action Plan into the seminar courses is a smart way to ensure that all of our students, regardless of major, career plans, or year, will utilize the many different OCE resources, and are prepared for the next steps beyond graduation." 
                                                                                                                                                 

-Meg Nolan, Ed.D || School of Global Business

"For the first time, I required students to participate in Practice Interviews with the Experts this semester. All of my students found this to be an enlightening experience. I also had a representative from the Office of Career Education speak to the class twice: once about the e3Career Action Plan early in the semester, and once about interviewing. Next semester I will require student participation with the e3 Career Action Plan by asking for screenshots at the beginning and end of the semester." 

-Gretchen Haertsch, MFA || Department of English

Job and Internship Referrals

Often faculty and staff are contacted by former students and employers who share job or internship openings at their organizations. When you receive a job or internship posting email it to us at recruit@arcadia.edu and we can post it to Handshake. Faculty and staff also receive requests to provide recommendations or references for current and former students seeking employment. For more information on how you can help students and alumni in their career search, review the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring.