Arcadia University News

November 8, 2012

Students Pitch Potential Employers at Career and Internship Fair

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 Tables scattered with pamphlets, business cards and souvenirs filled the Commons Great Room on Oct 23. Dressed to impress, students arrived at the Internship and Career Fair hoping to discover interesting occupations and possibly meet a future employer...

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October 5, 2012

Mixer Offers New Students Path to Major, Career

The student-run event connected freshmen to Career Education staff and services. By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 As students attending the Career Education Mixer sank comfortably into the Stein Fireplace Lounge's patterned chairs, Jayson Flores ’14 offered an energetic greeting and a...

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September 26, 2012

Honors Students, Alumni Meet Their Match at Speed-Networking Event

On Sept. 19, Arcadia University students and alumni filled the spacious Commons Meeting Room for a round robin-style speed-networking event organized by the Honors Program and the Office of Alumni Relations, with guidance from the Office of Career Education . The event launched an ongoing...

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July 27, 2012

Hardy Discovers the Power of Advocacy through Internships at Home and Abroad

Lucy Hardy ’13 , an International Studies major concentrating in Globalization, Development and Human Rights, is a global legislative intern with RESULTS —a non-profit organization in Washington D.C. that creates long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes. In...

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June 14, 2012

Foster ’12 Discovers Passion for Chemistry, Pursues Ph.D.

As a junior in high school, Celia Foster ’12 never could have known that typing the simple words “Best Schools for Study Abroad” into a search engine would drastically alter the course of her life. Undecided about her major, she was certain about one thing: she was going to experience cultures...

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April 4, 2012

Students Connect with Employers at Internship and Career Fair

By Michael Schwartz ’14 Arcadia University’s Office of Career Development organized its Spring Internship and Career Fair, which gave students an incredible opportunity to connect with employers in-person. Numerous students came dressed to impress as they handed out résumé s and earnestly presented...

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March 20, 2012

Lancaster School District Improves Under Superintendant Rivera’s Leadership

Business to Business Magazine (Lancaster, Pa.) featured Pedro Rivera , Superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, March 1. Before taking on his current role, Rivera served Philadelphia public schools in many capacities for more than 13 years. Rivera, who earned a School District of...


March 20, 2012

Professional Networking 101: Students and Alumni Get Inside Tips from Etiquette Trainer

By Michael Schwartz ’14 To prepare for and advance their careers, students should understand how to network with others—not just online but in-person as well. Arcadia University alumna and certified etiquette trainer Gail Madison ’72 stressed the importance of face-to-face connections at...

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March 9, 2012

Inquirer: Arcadia Trustees To Try Out Travel-Abroad Programs

The March 8 Philadelphia Inquirer featured the story "Arcadia trustees to try out travel-abroad programs" by higher education reporter Susan Snyder. Snyder wrote: Arcadia University has long been known for its global education program, which results in more than 80 percent of its students studying...


March 9, 2012

Philadelphia Magazine: Advantage in Current Job Market, Arcadia's International MBA

Philadelphia Magazine featured Arcadia University’s MBA program in “Philadelphia magazine’s Guide to Graduate Schools,” in the March 2012 edition: Today, concentrations extend beyond traditional areas like marketing and finance, covering emerging fields such as healthcare, technology, and...

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December 13, 2011

Lyons Plans to Use Study Abroad Experiences for Edge in Job Search

By Erica Lamberg International Business and Culture major Margaret Lyons ’12 never had trouble finding fresh avenues to explore her interests at Arcadia. Testing her business savvy and knack for language learning, she studied abroad three times and completed coursework in French and Chinese. As she...

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November 29, 2011

Criminal Justice Major Lands Prestigious Federal Internship

By Purnell T. Cropper Three years ago Ashley Gast ’12 arrived on campus with a plan: study biology and then pursue a master’s degree and career in forensic science. But she had a change of heart after taking Dr. John Noakes ’ First-Year Seminar Contested Convictions: Exploring Claims of Actual...

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November 29, 2011

Career Development: Marketing Your Transferable Skills

By Stephenie F. Wilson, Assistant Director of Career Education There is not always a linear path between a specific academic major and a career. So, what happens when your plans change and you find yourself considering work that does not seem to directly relate to your major? It is a combination of...

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November 22, 2011

Career Development: Grad School Application Best Practices

By Fallon McAnany, Career Development Graduate Assistant Applying to graduate school can be an intimidating process. One method in staying organized is to keep a spreadsheet that indicates each school in which you plan to apply, and record important due dates, when materials were mailed/uploaded,...

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November 15, 2011

Career Development: The Value in Finding a Mentor

By Stephenie F. Wilson, M.A., Assistant Director of Career Education Have you been encouraged to partner with a mentor, possibly a more “seasoned” professional that you can learn from as you begin your career? If you have not already thought about selecting a mentor, please consider the potential...

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November 9, 2011

Politicate Engages Campus with 'Why Occupy?'

By Laura Haeberle ’14 and David Jacobs ’ 14 Students and faculty gathered in The Chat on Nov. 3 for a discussion on the worldwide Occupy Movement. The event, titled "Why Occupy?", included guest speakers Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, Dr. Dina Pinsky ,...

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November 4, 2011

SABA Hosts 'Dress for Success' Fashion Show

Guests gathered along a red carpet in Grey Towers Castle on Nov. 2 for the third annual Dress for Success Fashion Show, co-hosted by the Students for the Advancement of Business Administration (SABA) and the Office of Career Development. Emceed by Julie DiTrapano , Director of Student Engagement,...

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November 4, 2011

Career Development: How to Dress for a Job Interview

By Fallon McAnany, Career Development Grad Assistant Interviews are often the first time that employers meet the person behind the resume. When dressing for an interview, it is important to dress professionally and modestly to keep the focus on you as a professional and avoid unnecessary...

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October 28, 2011

Career Development Month Kick-Off: Roadtrip Nation, Jeff Havens and More

Career Development's celebratory kick-off to November, National Career Development Month, attracted a large crowd on Tuesday, Oct. 25, thanks to a visit from Roadtrip Nation. Students stopped by the Green RV on the Knight Hall quad to learn about the organization's mission to help students create...

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October 21, 2011

Arcadia Students Log Face Time with Potential Employers at Career Fair

Arcadia University’s Office of Career Development hosted an Internship & Career Fair on Oct. 18 in Grey Towers Castle. Employers such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Prudential Financial Services, the Civil Service Commission, and the Philadelphia Zoo were recruiting for a variety of...

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March 18, 2011

More Than 50 Students Attend Career Development's Resume Riot

The week-long Resume Riot event sponsored by Career Development attracted large numbers this semester. Afternoon and evening sessions between Feb. 28 and March 4 welcomed more than 50 students to the lobby of Landman Library to receive feedback on their resume and cover letter writing. Many...

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