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Consistent with the university's action to responsibly ensure a healthy campus, the Center for Career and Professional Development has adapted the following services to ensure continued support for your career and professional development needs. 

  1. Career resources - as always you can access all of our resources through your Handshake account.  Log in to Handshake, click on career center followed by resources.  You will find a broad range of topics that can support many career questions 24/7.

  2. COVID-19 Resources - for more information related to canceled internships/jobs, employers hiring, remote work and alternative options refer to Handshake resources under COVID-19 for helpful information. 

  3. YouTube Channel - For videos related to the current situation regarding COVID-19 as well as career skill videos (interviewing, networking, job/internship search), review our YouTube channel for our latest videos and new releases.  

  4. Hire Lehigh Blog - The Hire Lehigh Blog provides articles regarding COVID-19 as well as infromation around career exploration, networking, internships, and more. 

  5. Career Lab -  Summer hours May 17th - August 14th, Monday - Thursay, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm through Zoom.  In order to access the Zoom link, log in to your Handshake account, click events, search Career Lab and the date you would like to attend.  The Zoom link will be embedded in the description of the event. Please utilize Career Lab to address career questions related to resumes, cover letters, job and internship search, interviewing, networking, Lehigh Connects, LinkedIn, and job offers.

  6. Coaching appointments - Coaches are available one-on-one to address career exploration and advanced internship and job search planning as well as Mock Interviews.  You can continue to schedule an appointment through your Handshake account and your scheduled meeting will be conducted through Zoom or phone. Your career coach will be in touch with you after you schedule your appointment with details for connecting through zoom.

  7. Video interviewing - Given the current situation, employers will rely on video interviews during this time.  The following are articles and resources to help you prepare:

 

Our team is available Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone (610) 785-3710 or by email careercenter@lehigh.edu.  We are here to provide continued support and encourage you to reach out. 

 

Additional links and career resources:

Handshake

Interstride

Hire Lehigh Blog

 

The mission of Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development is to provide career education and connections to support student success.  Be career ready: our coaches support you through all phases of your career journey.  Our career coaching team is aligned with the colleges to deliver customized career education and connections.  We use a blended learning approach that helps students take charge of their career development.  

 

Career guides 

 

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Coaching appointments

Much of the information you need to begin your career journey can be found by logging into your Handshake account.  Click on career center followed by resources.  The resources section has content to support each step of your career journey so that you have access to it 24/7.  

CCPD provides, by request, group sessions on Mondays or Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30.  These sessions will include how to best utilize CCPD and a Career Lab for your group with a basic overview of your chosen topic. Topics include: Resumes, cover letters, job/internship search, interviewing, Lehigh Connects, networking, elevator pitch

 Request your group session here. 

 

Drop in during lab hosted Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Your questions regarding resumes, cover letters, internships/job search, the basics of interviewing, networking, Handshake, LinkedIn and Lehigh Connects can all be addressed in the lab.  

Individual coaching appointments are designed for in depth career meetings related to exploration and planning (30 minutes).  Career meeting types:

  1. Explore 
  2. Advanced career preparation
  3. Mock interview

Appointments can be scheduled through your Handshake account Please note: when scheduling, there is pre-work expected prior to the appointment.

First year students:

Getting started with the center is easy! First-year students and others who have not been to CCPD are encouraged to visit during our career lab (Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)  as well as attend our career skill sessions. If your questions require more time than can be answered during career lab, you will be referred to a coach for  a one-on-one coaching appointment. Stop by our office or call us at 610-758-3710 with any questions.