Student Handbook

Career Education

Revised August 2, 2022

Office of Career Education
Knight Hall, Suite 100


Canvas Community 

OCE Services/Resources 

  • Career Launchpad: A custom online portal where you can find all of the career-related news, advice, events, opportunities, resources, and more in one convenient place.
  • Handshake: The central hub for scheduling appointments, searching job listings, finding internships, signing up for career events, and much more. All Arcadia students already have an account with their MyArcadia login information. Visit  to begin.
  • Career Counseling: Individual career counseling is available by appointment. We assist students/alumni at every step in the career development process. Whether you want to explore your career interests, navigate the job search process, or apply to graduate school, our Career Educators will help. Additionally, we will help you to hone your resume, build interview techniques, & create your LinkedIn profile. Schedule your appointment with a Career Educator via Handshake.  
  • The e3 Career Action Plan is a trackable online career development plan that you can engage with via the OCE Community Canvas site to 
  1. explore career options
  2. enhance employability
  3. develop professional skills
  4. connect with employers  
  5. receive incentives after completing each level
  6. earn a professional development certificate 
  • Career Assessments: Interest and personality assessments will help you identify your interests, skills, and personality preferences in relation to selecting a major and career decision-making. These assessments are interpreted by a Career Educator through individual career consultations. Start with TypeFocus, an online assessment tool using access code “Arcadia OCE”. 
  • Express Advising: Career Peer Advisors (CPAs) are trained in assisting students with achieving their professional goals. They can provide virtual or in-person support about the following career development topics:
  1. Résumé & Cover Letter Reviews
  2. LinkedIn Profile Tips
  3. Handshake Tutorials
  4. Internship & Job Search Strategies
  5. Tutorials on e3 & OCE’s Canvas Community 

Visit Handshake to schedule an appointment. Then, email your document to or, share a link to your LinkedIn profile for review. A Career Peer Advisor will email feedback to you within 1-2 business days after receiving your request. 

  • Strategic Career Planning: Students may participate in a 2-credit course called ID125: Strategic Career Planning. This course meets over 7 weeks and is open to all class years/majors. 
  • Career Events: We deliver distinct career events to support Arcadia students and alumni in their career and professional development each semester. These events are hosted either on campus or virtually through platforms, such as Handshake, Zoom, and Brazen.  
  • Practice Interviews: Improve your ability to discuss your skills in a professional setting through a practice interview with a Career Educator or industry expert. Search “Interviews” in Handshake and then sign up for “Practice Interviews with the Experts”. We also offer online simulations with feedback through Big Interview.  
  • Career Resources: Engage with wealth of career and professional advice and resources including Vault (online career library), as well as checking out our Canvas Community page
  • Internships and Jobs: Internships are essential to the Arcadia experience and are consistently rated among the top criteria employers seek in recent college graduates. We support students in finding and successfully obtaining internships across a diverse range of industries.  We also connect job seekers to entry-level and experienced jobs. Search for positions, share your resume with employers, in Handshake under the “Jobs” tab. 
  • Employer and Career Connections: Employers connect with our campus to share industry-specific information, employment, and internship opportunities. We facilitate employer connections through classroom presentations, virtual networking events,and career fairs. Sign-up for employer networking events and fairs through Handshake.
  • Student Employment: We oversee the administration of the Student Employment program including job postings/placements/creation, onboarding, career connections and the Advancing Students as Professionals (ASAP) Student Employment Program. Students with questions should email