The Office of Career Development’s mission is to proactively assist students with career planning initiatives from matriculation to beyond graduation. Educational opportunities range from personality and interest inventories to determine career direction, to preparation of professional materials and skills related to the job, internship and graduate school search process. The office will introduce students to professional career resources, provide information on community and campus career events, and allow access to employer job postings.

Career Development provides area employers with resources to promote professional opportunities on campus. The office promotes a holistic and educational environment– through multiple opportunities and events– that focuses on the career goals related to the individual student.

Learn more:
Career Development Lib Guide
Students at a Networking Social

Student and Alumni Services

Meet one-on-one with a career coach and start discussing your career goals today. Schedule an appointment through Handshake using these steps:

  • Activate your account or log in at mtaloy.joinhandshake/login
  • Navigate to the “Career Center” tab in the top-right corner of the page.
  • Select the white “Appointments” box.
  • Click on the blue “Schedule a New Appointment” box.
  • Follow the remaining prompts to select your class year, appointment type, appointment time, etc.

You will receive an email confirmation as soon as your appointment has been scheduled.  If you have any difficulty navigating Handshake or need assistance with scheduling an appointment, please email careerdevelopment@mtaloy.edu.

Our office hosts interactive career development events that will ensure you’re on track to success.  Check back soon for a list of upcoming events!

“Focus 2″ is a licensed program designed to assist students who are unsure of academic majors and career plans by assessing interests, aptitude, and personality type, as well as providing specific career descriptions, salary ranges, job outlook and educational requirements. Detailed information under the “Career Assessments and Inventories” tab.

Download our professional resources on the Career Development Lib Guide.

Resources available for exploration and preparation on the Career Development Lib Guide.

Local, regional and national level internship information is provided for securing the hands on experience that employers seek in employees. Visit Handshake for information on local internships or www.internships.com for information on national internships available.

Job and internship fairs are offered in the area for a great chance to network with employers.  Contact careerdevelopment@mtaloy.edu for information on upcoming events in the community.

We offer one-on-one interview practice to build confidence and improve your interview skills.  Schedule a mock interview appointment with a career coach in Handshake today.

An online employment search engine specifically for Mount Aloysius students and alumni!  Apply to jobs and internships, schedule a career appointment, and more.  To activate your student account or login, please visit mtaloy.joinhandshake.com/login.

Start a new résumé or get some feedback on your current one.  We will help you to update and tailor your professional documents to the job, so that you can create a positive first impression.  Schedule an appointment with a career coach in Handshake.

We also recommend checking out the “Resumes, Cover Letters, & References” tab of the Career Development LibGuide for sample resumes and tips to get you started.

Mountie Career Closet

The Mountie Career Closet is available in St. Gert’s 39 for any student who needs professional attire for an interview at no cost. Simply email Sarah Kordish at skordish@mtaloy.edu to set up an appointment, and we’ll go shopping!

Kim Washington in the Mountie Career Closet

Employer Services

Handshake

Create an account or sign in to post job and internship opportunities for students and alumni to view.

Career Expo

We partner with Saint Francis University & PA AHEC each year to host a job, internship and graduate school fair.

Internships

Interested in hosting a Business Administration, Accounting, or Marketing intern? Please fill out our Intern Request Form for Employers.

If you would like to host a student intern from another major/industry, please email Sarah Kordish at skordish@mtaloy.edu and she will share your internship opportunity with the appropriate academic department.

Contact Us

Interested in recruiting students on campus or partnering with us for an event?  Email us at careerdevelopment@mtaloy.edu and we will be happy to discuss ideas for recruiting talent at Mount Aloysius College.

Career Assessments and Inventories

Not sure what to major in or if the major you currently have is right for you? Success starts with taking action.  Set up an appointment with a career coach by contacting Sarah Kordish at skordish@mtaloy.edu or by phone at 814-886-6387.  The office offers the Focus 2 Career Planning Software that will help you narrow down options for career and self exploration.  Access information is provided below.

FOCUS 2 Career Planning Software

An online, interactive career & education planning system that combines self assessment, career exploration and decision making into one comprehensive program.  Access code when creating a new account is mountie.

Access Software

Resources

  • My Next Move:  An interactive site that allows you to research various career paths in a clear and informing layout.
  • O*Net Online:  Research your career and find opportunities in your major today!
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: A great resource for exploring different fields and career information.
  • Glassdoor:  Search jobs, find company information, and search through salary databases.  A great resource for job exploration!
  • Discover Nursing: Offers information and details on a wide variety of nursing careers.
  • Explore Health Careers: Provides details and information on various careers in the health sector.
  • Psychology and Counseling Career GuideA resource for information on various careers in the psychology and counseling fields.
  • Handshake: A free online database specifically for Mount Aloysius College students and alumni to search local jobs and internships posted by local employers. To create a new student account or login, please visit mtaloy.joinhandshake.com/login.
  • Indeed: A national database recommended for job search in any field.
  • Simply Hired: A national database recommended for job search in any field.
  • Job Gateway: JobGatewaySM is the state’s premier job-matching tool developed to transform the landscape of how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent. The user-friendly job-matching system was created to connect employers and job seekers all in one place, free of charge.
  • Internships.com: Find an internship anywhere in the country.
  • GI Jobs: A great job search resource for veterans and those in the military.
  • PA Employment: Search for state jobs in Pennsylvania.
  • USA Jobs.Gov: Job search site for federal employment.
  • Buzzfile: Explore companies by major in the Altoona/Johnstown areas, across Pennsylvania, or nationwide. Create a free account and start exploring now!
  • ZipRecruiter: A leading online job search engine; rated the #1 Job Search app for iPhone and Android
  • Idealist: Search for jobs and internships in the non-profit sector.

Job Opportunity and Company Verification Disclaimer

Career Development and related offices make no guarantee about positions listed and are not responsible for the content of information within these posts nor for the conduct of any person or organization creating these posts. It is the responsibility of each individual student to research the organization(s) to which they are applying and verify the information pertaining to the job posting.

Please read the full disclaimer here.

Contact Us

Student Success & Persistence, Suite 101, Main Administration Building
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Email us: careerdevelopment@mtaloy.edu
Connect with us on Instagram: @MountAloysiusCareers

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