Student Success & Career Services

STUDENT SUCCESS & CAREER SERVICES

The Student Success and Career Services Center is a great resource for you to start your college career right! We offer the means to help you start your journey on the right foot and succeed as you venture into your career here at the University of Valley Forge. We accomplish this by identifying the academic or personal struggles you might have, reaching out, and coming alongside you to assist in improving your academic progress and personal goal building. This gives the opportunity to make improvements that will contribute to your overall success long after graduation.

Students meeting employers at the career fair

Student Success provides one-on-one interaction with Student Links, other students who help provide a smooth transition from high school to college and ease you into life at UVF. We stay actively involved on campus, so we understand the highs and lows of day to day student life. Our doors are open to all students seeking help, as well as those just looking for great coffee, fellowship, and a place of solace.

Student Success also provides career tools and resources designed to help you find jobs while in school and give career direction as you prepare for graduation or graduate studies.

The Career Services Center (found in the Student Success Center) is committed to ensuring both current University of Valley Forge students and alumni gain and optimize internship and employment opportunities. The services this 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 résumé assistance.

Looking for a Job?

Students can check the Career Services tab on myValleyForge for on and off-campus jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

 

To apply for on-campus jobs, students can stop by the Co-Op office on the second floor of the Harrup Administration Building where staff are happy to help locate available jobs to fit each student’s unique skill set.

 

Benefits to Students Working On Campus

  • All co-op jobs offer students opportunities to follow Jesus and love Him.

 

  • Our students enjoy greater academic success.

 

  • Our students are more connected to the University.

 

  • They develop relationships with members of the University community who can help them with their spiritual growth.

 

  • They have supervisors who support their educational endeavors and coordinate work schedules with academic schedules.

Updates to UVF's Co-Op Program

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

 

  • All jobs will be available to all students.

 

  • There will no longer be restricted and non-restricted jobs.

 

  • All students will receive a full paycheck.  All payroll is done through direct deposit, so all student employees will need to provide their bank account information.

 

  • If a student owes on his student account bill, he will be responsible for setting up a plan to make those payments.

About the Director of Student Success and Career Services

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 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 at careerservices@valleyforge.edu.

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.