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  • Job Search Assistance

     We're Here to Help...  

     Services we provide free of charge to students and alumni include:

    • Job Search Training Assistance - resume referrals to employers, on-campus interviews, on- and off-campus job fairs, job posting site on, career planning/advising sessions. 
    • Resume/Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) Critiquing and Samples 
    • Mock/Practice Interviews including interview coaching  
    • Chronicle Career Briefs- great handouts on various careers/occupations  
    • Alumni Contacts - connect with alumni for job shadowing, informational interviews and other career-related issues through the mentoring network.

  • Career Expo 2019

    Career Expo 2019

    Saint Francis University, Mount Aloysius College, and South Central PA Area Health Education Center are sponsoring the 2019 Career Expo at Mount Aloysius College on Thursday, March 21, 2019. 

    Employers will have the opportunity to network with a diverse student population comprised of various majors, such as; business, healthcare, government, human services, law, criminal justice, science and technology.

    This event is open to all students and majors from Saint Francis University, Mount Aloysius College and surrounding colleges and universities. Members of the community and alumni are also encouraged to attend. 

    Employer registration is now closed. The event has reached capacity.

    For a list of employers and schools attending Career Expo 2019:

    Grad Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships are offered at Saint Francis University in a variety of academic departments and administrative offices throughout campus.  

    See below for Requirements, Application Instructions and Graduate Assistant openings. 


    • Bachelor's degree required  
    • Acceptance to one of the university's graduate programs as a full-time student  
    • Each department may have additional requirements  
    • Once hired, completion of Graduate Assistant (GA) contract through Academic Affairs - terms to be determined between the sponsoring department and the Graduate Assistant 


    • Academic Departments (MBA, Chemistry, PA, PT, etc.)  
    • Academic Affairs 
    • Admissions 
    • Advancement 
    • Athletics (coaching assistant, sports marketing, student-athlete development, etc.) 
    • Center for International Education and Outreach 
    • Institutional Research 
    • IT Services 
    • Human Resources Office 
    • Small Business Development Center 
    • Student Development Division (Career Services, Residence Life, Student Activities, etc.) 


    • Graduate assistants are eligible for full tuition remission for up to 9 credits per semester. 
      Summer varies according to each department. 
    • Fees, books and additional credits are the responsibility of the graduate assistant. 


    • Submit a Graduate Assistantship application and resume to Career Services.
    • Applications available from Career Services, at 814-472-3019,
    • Send completed applications to Career Services, Saint Francis University, P.O. Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940, Fax: 814-472-3889
    • The individual department will directly contact prospective GA applicants, but applicants are also encouraged to make contact and follow up with those who have openings. 

    Forward completed application by email, mail or fax to: 

    Career Services Office
    Saint Francis University
    P.O. Box 600 
    Loretto, PA 15940  
    FAX: 814-472-3889


      • Concerning graduate programs, contact the program coordinators. 
      • Concerning assistantship placement opportunities, contact the Career Services Office at 814-472-3019, or the individual departments which are sponsoring positions.  
      • Concerning contract information, once hired, contact the graduate program coordinator 
      • Any other questions, contact Career Services.  

      Saint Francis University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristic or any protected classification. This policy applies to all programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission and employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other University sponsored programs.

      The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policy:

      Jeffrey L. Savino, CMA

      Vice President for Finance and Administration Division,
      Title IX Coordinator

      Office Location: Raymond Hall, Room 101
      Phone: (814) 472-3260 

      Read our full Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking and Relationship Violence Policy 


      Summer Jobs/Internships

      Get some hands-on experience!   

      Important Info: If you are seeking credit for your internship, you must contact the department chair within your major. 

      Some ideas for internship leads...

      • Register on: - we post internship opportunities to this site and you should upload your resume to the site for easy access to employers.  
      • Register on CareerShift: Sign up at
        Use your email – CareerShift provides an easy-to-use, approach for cracking the “hidden job market” and for managing your job hunt all in one place. You’ll be able to search for jobs and save your searches, find and save a list of contacts, create resumes and cover letters, and put them together in a targeted e-mail or postal mail campaigns.
      • Other Connections to Employers: 
        Sign up for on-campus interviews with a variety of employers - various majors
        Internship Fairs - on and off-campus
      • Talk with your professors, alumni, relatives, neighbors (get contact info)

      Additional Internship Websites: 

      Job Fair Listing

      Variety of Majors, Geographic Locations, Jobs, Internships, too . . .

      For all Fairs, be sure to:

      • Take Resumes  
      • Dress Professionally 
      • Check fair website for more info & list of employers attending 
      • Prepare & practice a 30 second commercial about you! 
      • Read “Attending a Job Fair Tips for Success” available from Career Services 
      • Contact Career Services with any questions! 
      Job Searching

      Target your search. Research companies. Gather lists of potential employers. Set up an informational interviews.
      Utilize social media sites to network online.
      Be proactive. Set goals. Stay focused. Keep a positive attitude.

      Perseverance pays off!
      Know information about the company PRIOR to the interview. Do your homework. Have questions prepared for the employer.

       Online Search Sites for Saint Francis University Students:  

      • Register on: - we post internship opportunities to this site and you should upload your resume to the site for easy access to employers.
      • Register on CareerShift: Sign up at
        Use your email – CareerShift provides an easy-to-use, approach for cracking the “hidden job market” and for managing your job hunt all in one place. You’ll be able to search for jobs and save your searches, find and save a list of contacts, create resumes and cover letters, and put them together in a targeted e-mail or postal mail campaigns.
      Other Online Search Sites:
      Contact Career Services, Scotus Hall, Suite 323  or at or 814-472-3019 for a copy of our Resume Writing Guide and/or Interviewing Guide.


      Career Related Links


      • Register on: - we post internship opportunities to this site and you should upload your resume to the site for easy access to employers.
      • Register on CareerShift: Sign up at
        Use your email – CareerShift provides an easy-to-use, approach for cracking the “hidden job market” and for managing your job hunt all in one place. You’ll be able to search for jobs and save your searches, find and save a list of contacts, create resumes and cover letters, and put them together in a targeted e-mail or postal mail campaigns.


      • Best Jobs in the USA Today - As its name implies, posts all national, regional and local employment ads from the Employment Review magazine and Employment Review’s recruitment section in the USA Today newspaper as well as from thousands of individual companies across the nation. You can speed search the database by state, category, job title or company name or enter your own resume in Best Jobs's Resume Pavilion. Employers pay to post positions but there is no fee for job seekers. The site also features corporate profiles, an online bookstore, listing of career fairs, and the last three issues of the Employment Review.
      • - Visiting foreign national students utilize services in the areas of global recruitment, visa preparation, immigration consulting, cross cultural integration. Whether you want to work in your host country or homeland, this database-search and job listing service will help you.  Click on 'students' on our home page. Create an online profile. Visit the 'Student Center'.
      • CareerJet - Careerjet is an employment search engine for the united states.  It allows you to search a growing selection of jobs listed on company sites as well as job sites in one go, saving you time and the trouble of having to go to each site individually.
      • CareerBuilder - CareerBuilder features extensive job listings, employer profiles, a resume bank, online job fairs, a college connection to help graduates find entry-level employment, and a full-text search of jobs listed in regional and occupational newsgroups in the U.S. and abroad. There is no fee to post a resume or search the resume bank. Employer profiles are grouped alphabetically by company name to speed your browsing. CareerBuilder offers helpful articles and links on resume writing, wage and salary surveys, job fairs, relocation resources, market trends, professional associations and volunteer opportunities. Other linked resources are organized by job category such as corporate, entrepreneurs, telecommuters, women, minorities, entry level, military to civilian, physically challenged, and college students.
      • - Free resource for student to find part-time work as a babysitter, nanny, tutor or other caregiver.
      • CareerSite - CareerSite takes a unique approach to online job searching and recruiting by having job seekers and employers create profiles of their credentials or job opportunities. For no fee, job seekers can search and respond to openings online or wait for their "Virtual Agent" to notify them by e-mail of opportunities that match their profile--a timesaving feature. This is a good site if you're concerned about who sees your online resume. CareerSite will only send it with your permission to employers with matching job needs.
      • City/ - Free career web resource that lists salary info, top cities, top industries and 1000 real- world career stories in a Career Descriptions Section.
      • - #1 entry level job site for college students and recent grads. Thousands of entry level jobs and internships, salary info for thousands of careers, direct links to the top 500 entry level employers.
      • Firefighter Careers - Career information and resources for those aspiring to become a firefighter.
      • GettingHired - A national employment and social networking portal that connects job seekers with disabilities with employers committed to hiring them.
      • GradSource - Comprehensive source of information on graduate programs with searchable database of more than 1,000 grad schools including contact information and website links.
      • GRE Prep Info 
        GRE practice questions and study tips.
      • - The most comprehensive search engine for jobs and internships giving instant access to millions of jobs and internships from thousands of sources, including Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, The NY Times, Fortune 500 corporate websites, etc.
      • Internet Career Connection - The Internet Career Connection, a service of Gonyea and Associates, Inc., contains both a job bank and a resume/talent bank. The site charges a fee for employers to post job openings but does not charge job seekers accessing the job bank. However, job seekers must pay to post their resumes. Access to the resume/talent bank is unrestricted. In addition, the site provides a computerized personality assessment service and a listing of books, software programs, newsletters and other resources.
      • Pennsylvania Jobs - Free employment and job searching for students and local job hunters- full-time, part-time & internships.
      • Pittsburgh Regional Alliance - Pittsburgh Region's Occupation and Workforce Link -- a career resource for job seekers.  Search for employment and internships in the Pittsburgh region by keyword.
      • - Website dedicated to helping students find part-time and seasonal jobs.  Students can search and apply for jobs online for free.  Thousands of jobs nationwide are listed from a variety of employers.  Jobs range anywhere from marketing to food service to sales to web site programming.  Easily find the perfect part-time job without wasting valuable time collecting and completing multiple applications.
      • Spherion - Spherion delivers recruitment, outsourcing and technology solutions that make the workplace work better.  Spherion can provide you with exciting career opportunities with quality organizations.
      • - This web site lists positions in training, coaching, marketing and more.  Resume can be posted for a fee.


      • America's Career InfoNet
        Access through information about the employment outlook, growth trends,salaries, and training requirements for possible career choices.
      • Beeline Outsourcing
        Recruitment outsourcing specialists - click on Careers to register and forward resume.
      • College Grad Job Hunter
        Recent or soon-to-be college graduates will find this site handy. You can read--but not download--the entire book, College Grad Job Hunter, here or order your personal copy directly from Quantum Leap Publishing.Start by scanning the table of contents, or save time by searching for keywords.
      • Electronic Recruiting News
        This online newsletter is aimed at professional recruiters but it's an interesting read for anyone involved in the employment field. The Electronic Recruiting News from Internet Business News (IBN) features five articles each week, with access to archived articles from past issues. Past articles included "Poetry as a Recruiting Tool," "How To Recruit Online," and "Net As Recruiting Tool." If you're conducting an Internet job search, it gives you a new perspective from the recruiter's end of the deal. But be sure to also look at First Steps in the Hunt, IBN's online "almost daily" newsletter for the job seeker.
      • Hoover's Online
        Hoover's Online provides information on more than 10,000 companies, with in-depth company profiles on over 2,700 of them. It also features a listing of more than 4,000 corporate Web sites and hundreds of corporate job listing sites. Hoover's, Inc., is a recognized resource of business information.
      • JobSmart - JobSmart, the Northern California Job Search Guide by the Bay Area Library System, features links to job banks, job hotlines, career centers and libraries, in addition to over 120 salary surveys. Look here also for a variety of information on resume writing, the hidden job market, high tech, and career guides.
      • The Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS) - ere's a real timesaver if you're deep into company research -- as many job seekers are. The Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS) provides company financials, including annual reports, prospectuses or 10k's, on over 3,200 public companies. The best part is there is no charge for the service. You can order information on several companies at once from this Web site or call their toll-free number. The listings are conveniently organized alphabetically or by industry.
      • The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet - Considered by many to be one of the best career and job information clearinghouses on the Internet, the Riley Guide also provides extensive information on use of the Internet in your job search. Job resources are broken out into several categories such as arts and humanities, computing and technology, and government jobs, to name a few, with additional links for state, national and international resources. All links are well-annotated and include the site's URL, a handy feature that can save time later. Don't expect a flashy site here. The design is intentionally simple for ease and speed of loading. Started in September 1993 by Margaret Riley at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the site is now located at JOBTRAK.
      • U.S. News & World Report Colleges & Careers Center - Features at this Web site from U.S. News Online include college rankings, online college admissions, articles on careers and self-employment, links to financial aid sites, online discussion forums on a variety of topics, a parents' guide, and campus culture stuff. If you want to save time on your next visit, use the handy personal organizer to bookmark your topics of choice. You can also link here to the current issue of U.S. News Online. Return to Career Development
      • Military Career Guide Online - The Mili


      • Academic Careers Online
        Ultimate global academic job site for teaching, post doc, endowed chairs, administrative and management opportunities at colleges, universities and research institutes.
      • The Chronicle of Higher Education
        This website provides job listings from the weekly published newspaper The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Besides featuring articles from the paper, this site also offers employment opportunities.
      • Education Jobs Page
        Part of the Nation Job Network, this page features positions in public schools, as well as many colleges and universities.
      • Education World 
        A web site of American Fidelity which provides you links to primary, montessori, secondary, and magnet schools as well as school districts, state departments of education, and employment listings. You may search by state to find the home page of a school or a school district. This site also has links to international schools which you may search by continent. Start by clicking on the FEATURE LIST on the first page. From here you may select a number of topics including Employment Listings, Cool Schools, and State Resources. If you are looking for school and school district home pages, be sure also to visit the Web 66 site below.
      • 50 States' K12 Job Opportunities 
        This page, maintained by the University of Kentucky College of Education, does not have links to all 50 states yet, but it does have job resources for  many of them.
      • Higher Education Jobs  
        Colleges and Universities
      • Independent Schools Association of the Central States 
        ISACS accredits over 200 independent schools including day and boarding, coeducational and single sex, elementary, K-12, and secondary schools as well as special schools or programs. On this site, click on Job Openings to post your resume and explore job openings ISACS schools have posted.
      • K12 Jobs
        This site lists K-12 certified teaching positions in public and private schools as well as administrative job opportunities. This site also links to state certification offices and job fair information.
      • Pennsylvania School Board Association
        Vacancies posted through the PA School Board Association are listed here.
      • Pennsylvania State Education Association - PSEA Interactive
        Provides information to candidates seeking teaching jobs in the state of Pennsylvania. This is the Pennsylvania State Education Association's web page. Information includes updates on PA legislative action and links to sites for those looking for a teaching job in PA.
      • The Praxis Series
        This site provides a variety of information about the Praxis tests such as registering for the Praxis Series, state testing requirements, and test dates. You may also download the "Tests At A Glance" supplement which supplies sample test questions and information.
      • Private School Review
        Free detailed information on U.S. private schools, including useful community data and maps of surrounding areas.
      • Reach To Teach
        English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher placement services to native English speakers from around the world.
        This site lists teaching jobs all over the country.  Post resume so schools can review at any time. Free service.
      • Substitute Teacher Service, Inc.
        STS supplies qualified substitute teachers to contracted school districts on a per diem basis in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware school districts.
      • Teachers @ Work
        This site contains a list of job openings, a database to which you may submit an electronic resume, and other education resources to link to.
      • Teachnet
        This site provides a wide variety of resources for teachers including lesson plans by subject area, classroom management ideas, communicating with parents, and a teacher's web forum. You may also read about creating a portfolio and preparing for an interview.   
      • U.S. Department of Education Homepage
        This is the official website for the U.S. Department of Education.  It is a great resource for seniors who want to research current trends in education or learn about new initiatives on the horizon.  Also provides links to valuable job searching resources for prospective teachers.


      • America's Job Bank
        The America's Job Bank computerized network links the 1,800 state Employment Service offices. The nationwide listings in America's Job Bank contain information on approximately 250,000 jobs representing all kinds of work, most of it for full-time, private sector employment. You can search the listings by menu, keyword or occupational code. America's Job Bank is one of the few that has no charge to either employers who list their job vacancies or to job seekers.
      • Federal Jobs Digest
        Federal Jobs Digest claims to have more federal job vacancies than any other source. It neatly organizes job openings by categories such as engineering, science and math, and trade and postal. For a fee, the matching service will analyze which kinds of federal jobs you may be eligible for but it's not quick--allow 3-4 weeks to get your results by mail.
      • The Internet Job Source
        This site contains extensive links to State and Federal Government jobs as well as links to Fortune 500 companies and newspapers and magazines online. The Internet Job Source also features "Hot Sites of the Week", a review of other selected sites of interest to job seekers.
      • Making the Difference
        Student-centered federal government site featuring hot jobs and cool internships, where the jobs are, academic guides, resources, etc.
      • Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission
        Provides up-to-date information to job seekers looking to obtain employment with the Pennsylvania  State Civil Service.  This page is updated daily and includes listings of all current jobs available as well as internships for college students.  You can download job announcements, applications and additional information necessary to find employment.
      • State and Local Government Sources on the Net
        Provides links to state, regional, county, and city homepages. You are able to access information about a wide variety of government issues from political action to human services programs to tourist sites. This page also provides links to national associations serving state and local governments. You may search by key words (such as "employment") to find links dealing with specific issues.
      • United States Air Force
        Over 150 career opportunities in the U.S. Air Force.
      • United States Army
        The U.S. Army's official recruiting site.  Look here for information on tuition reimbursement.


      • Hospitality Net Virtual Job Exchange
        This site allows jobseekers to search for job opportunities worldwide in the hospitality industry including accounting, food and beverage, marketing and sales, and conference and banqueting positions.  Can also post resumes.
      • Jobs for Bankers! 
        This site provides access to a database of over 6,000 banking-related job openings.   This website also includes a resume database.
      • Marketing Classifieds on the Internet 
        Offers job listings by state, resume posting, discussions with other marketing professionals, links to other career sites, and company home pages.
      • Resort Jobs
        This site provides job opportunities within the resort field across the United States and Worldwide for full-time jobs (both professional and hourly positions), summer jobs and internships.  You can search for positions by a keyword or location.


      • Advertising & Media Jobs Page
        Offers advertising and media job openings that can be searched by a variety of criteria including location, type of position, and salary.  Also offers a service that will perform the search for you.
      • ArtSEARCH
        The most comprehensive, up-to-date listing of jobs in the arts
      • Association of American Publishers, Inc.
        Entry-level job and internship opportunities in the book publishing industry at
      • CPB Jobline
        Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a nonprofit company, operates this site which provides a list of job openings in the public radio and television industries.
      • Free Press Jobs Page
        Looking for a career in newspaper journalism? This site has information about job fairs, paid internships, and jobs opportunities. You can also find tips for better writing, tips for finding a job, and current issues/trends in journalism.
      • National Association of Broadcasters
        Provides employment and career-related information.
      • Society for Technical Communication  
        A site for technical writers, editors, graphic designers, multimedia artists, web and intranet page information designers, and translators. Pages of this site include Employment Opportunities, Publications, Professional Development, and Grants and Scholarships.  You need to be a member to log on.


      • American Academy of Physician Assistants
        Related links, career information, job search listings and state associations.
      • American Nurses Association
        Site for nurses which offers a variety of career and job search info for members.
      • American Occupational Therapy Association
        Lots of great information for those entering the field of Occupational Therapy.
      • American Physical Therapy Association
        A small fee is required to obtain information.
      • Genesis Rehabilitation Services
        Geriatric healthcare opportunities throughout the eastern U.S.
      • Health Care Jobs Online Job Bulletin Board
        This site is for jobseekers who are looking for job opportunities in the health care industry.  This site is maintained by Images, Inc.
        Puts open positions in front of most appropriate audiences on most relevant websites.  Gain elite exposure through sites that are well established in nursing, physician, allied and professional communities.
      • JobsOT
        Job board dedicated to occupational therapy -- helping employers and job seekers.  Lets  job seekers be in control of their job search by using job matching technology to connect with top notch employers nationwide.
      • MedExplorer
        Self-described as a health/medical Internet search engine, this site provides links to a variety of health pages including a "Classifieds" page.
      • Medzilla
        Lists job openings for professionals in the fields of biotechnology, health care, medicine, and science related industries.
      • Nursing Career Information
        Job hunting tips, resources and nursing career information


      • Career Opportunities
        Publishes a newsletter which lists job openings at associations and nonprofit organizations nationwide and internationally.  All jobs are listed in the $30,000 - $50,000 salary range.  Fee required to join.
      • National Association of Social Workers
        Great site of students entering the field of social work.
      • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
        A division of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association (NCDA) promotes lifelong career development. Membership is open to those involved with or interested in career development and NCDA's services include professional development activities, publications, research, and recognition for achievement and service. Its Web site provides organization and membership information, the NCDA catalog of products, links to other Web sites, and the opportunity to join LISTSERVs, with more features under development.


      • American Association for Clinical Chemistry
        International scientific/medical society of individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines.
      • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
        A nonprofit scientific and educational organization whose primary scientific activities are in the publication of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and holding an annual scientific meeting. Also publishes a career brochure entitledUnlocking Life's Secrets: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
        Targeted resource for job seekers who are specifically interested in the Life Sciences.   Biology job categories include Agriculture, Anatomy/Physiology, Bioinformatics/Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Marine Science, Medicine, Natural Resources, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine, and Zoology.
        A career and job search networking site for biotechnology and healthcare IT professionals.  Free membership.
      • CareersAbroad
        New website detailing field work placements and career opportunities in the fields of sustainable development, biological and zoological research, environmental education, conservation and much more.
      • Computer Jobs Store 
        This site is devided by Major Cities and also by the states.
      • ComputerWork 
        A site to match job seekers with national recruiters seeking computer field professionals. Click "Job Opportunities" to access the free job listings and apply directly to companies with computer field vacancies.
      • Computerworld
        Features the latest news and employment opportunities.  One feature of this site is "CareerMail," a service which e-mails you when a job matches the skills you have submitted online.
        Comprehensive career and employment site exclusively for the chemical sciences community.  See Campus Center- the only online specifically designed to help undergraduate and graduate students in the chemical sciences begin their careers.
      • The Environmental Careers Organization  
        Provides information on environmental placement services, the National Environmental Career Conference and Career Fair, environmental career publications, and a list of web sites pertinent to an environmental career search.
      • The Environmental Organization Web Directory
        The Employment File of this Web Directory provides a list of employers, agencies, and job vacancies throughout the country, as well as links to other related web sites. It also allows you to view good examples of resumes of professionals in selected environmental fields.
      • International & Environmental Job Bulletins
        Provides a wealth of information on bulletins, magazines, and resources for jobseekers who are looking to get into the environmental field.