Career Services Center

Students utilizing the resources of the Career Services Center

The Career Services Center provides resume assistance, mock interviews, career counseling and… services for current students and alumni. The office also helps prepare students in career exploration, development and planning, graduate or professional school search or job search in order for them to access and learn how to most effectively use a variety of resources.

The Office of Career Services is committed to ensuring both current University of Valley Forge students and alumni gain and optimize internship and employment opportunities. Some of the services the office provides includes but is not limited to career counseling, interest assessments, mock interviews, career exploration, development and planning, graduate or professional school search/job search and resume assistance.

 Program Overview

The University supports the employment of current students, recognizing the reciprocal benefits of their work.  Employment of students provides them the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and assists them with the financing of their education.  Our undergraduate employees are a valuable resource, helping the departments to maintain a student focus and perspective.  Providing on-campus job opportunities for our students is consistent with our philosophy on preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

Every student position has merit, even if it is not directly related to a field of study.  These roles help our students gain a better understanding of the dynamics of the working environment, and foster the development of many essential job skills.  The program provides each University department with the opportunity to utilize the unique skills and talents of UVF students.   Students are an integral part of making the departments run smoothly, while they gain abilities that will help them in future employment.

 New Guidelines for the UVF CO-OP Program

  • Student employment at UVF refers to temporary, part-time, on-campus positions available to registered, degree-seeking students.

     

  • All jobs are available to all students.  All students will receive a full pay check.

     

  • If a student owes on his student account bill, he will be responsible for setting up a plan to make those payments.  Our goal is to guide students to assume responsibility for their financial commitments and learn to be good financial stewards.  The students that owe on their student account bill, must be hired for a job, employment paperwork completed and their payment plan in place by the week after the “Drop-Add” period.  Failure to secure a job by this time could jeopardize their enrollment. 

     

    The Procedure for Getting a Job And Returning to a Job

  • All jobs will be posted on www.myvalleyforge.edu with a link to the email of the hiring supervisor. 

     

  • The student is responsible for contacting the supervisor to set up an interview.  The student is advised to bring the student application, resume and references to the interview. If the student is hired, the supervisor will sign and give them the Student Employment Verification Form and they will need to return it to the CO-OP Program Coordinator in the Harrup Building.

     

  • Returning students will only need to pick up the Student Employment Verification Form from their supervisor and submit it in to the CO-OP Program Coordinator.

MEET "The Center" Staff!

Peppel_SarahSarah Peppel

Sarah Peppel graduated from Eastern University with a Master of Science in Business Administration in 1993, following undergraduate work in Marketing & Communications. Sarah joined the digital media department at the University of Valley Forge (UVF) as an adjunct professor in 2009. She desires above all to see students equipped with a Christ-centered perspective, striving for excellence and embracing a desire to carry the love of Jesus into the world. Sarah has two college-age daughters and lives with her husband in Phoenixville, PA.
  

Are you an outside employer or organization looking to provide volunteer or paid work opportunities for UVF students? Please email our Career Services Office



*No guarantee of job placement

IMPORTANT: The Career Services Office makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed on this website and is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is the responsibility of the student or alumnus to take all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting any position. He or she is solely responsible for obtaining or confirming any necessary information concerning an employer.
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