he Pennsylvania Institute of technology has career placement assistance and transfer advisement to available graduates. Lifelong placement services are available to each graduate upon completion of their programs.
Many prominent Delaware Valley companies such as:
- Exelon Energy
- State Farm Insurance
- Crozer Chester Medical Center
- Elwyn Institute
- … as well as many others have employed P.I.T. graduates.
Your job placement advisor is available to assist you with your resume, interviewing, job leads and job searching, as well as to provide career advising to help you plan for addition education and/or career training. Call or email for an appointment!
Degree Seeking Students – Job Placement
The Office of Career Planning and Placement is committed to supporting every student’s goal of launching a satisfying career upon graduation or transferring to a four-year institution. All students who complete their associate degree have lifetime placement. While at P.I.T., students have numerous opportunities to attend workshops strictly geared to securing a career in their field of study. Students can also elect to take a course that will prepare them to successfully market their skills and training in a competitive job market. Career Planning sessions with the Director of Career Services, are available by appointment, each semester for prospective graduates to outline placement services such as resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and dressing for success. P.I.T.’s goal is to continue to place a remarkable 94% of its available graduates.
Degree Seeking Students – Resume Assistance
Students needing assistance with resume creation or development should make an appointment to meet with either:
- Ms. Rachelle Chaykin, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
- Mrs. Kristin Bernet, Director of the Library
All degree students using this service are encouraged to provide resumes and information via email. Media students are encouraged to make appointments to meet with Ms. Chaykin or Ms. Bernet in person. Center City students are encouraged to make appointments to consult Ms Chaykin or Ms. Bernet by phone, but you are also welcome to make appointments to come to Media for face-to-face meetings.
Students should prepare a draft of their resume prior to contacting either Ms. Chaykin or Ms. Bernet. You should also be prepared to provide a working phone number and an active email address for use during the review process. You will also need both of these items to include on your resume and for your job search.
We also want to remind you that the Library has numerous resources on resume and cover letter writing available for your use. Currently, a variety of them are in the display cabinet and additional resources are on the regular shelves. Feel free to ask Ms. Bernet about checking out any of these resources.
Job Placement Assistance
All job placement inquiries or requested job placement assistance should be directed to Dr. Dona Marie Fabrizio, Dean of Student Services. To schedule an appointment, please contact Jason Driscoll, the Executive Assistant to Dr. Fabrizio. In his absence, Dr. Fabrizio may be contacted directly.
Business and industry representatives, along with employers and technical recruiters, have the opportunity to participate in Career Fairs, which will be held once, during both the fall and spring semesters. In addition college transfer fairs are held every semester, which are designed to assist our graduates with providing opportunities for continuing their education.
Students and alumni are encouraged to use the resource and reference materials available in the Career Planning and Degree Placement Office and the library. Job-hunting books, periodicals, directories, brochures, job postings and other sources of information about careers and specific companies are available. Self-directed resume software, videotapes and films of job search methods, as well as additional printed materials concerning career development, can be utilized. Computer terminals for previewing job postings are located in the Library and the Student Resource Center.
Career planning is a process through which students learn to evaluate their interests, values and skills to determine how these relate to an occupational fit. Upon enrolling and during the first semester, it is imperative that students make an initial one-on-one career planning appointment with the Director of Career Services and Transfer. Before completion of the student’s third semester, students should again make a one-on-one career planning appointment to assess what the student will need to accomplish their career goals before graduating.
School of Professional Programs – Job Placement
The Career Placement Office for the School of Professional Programs will assist each graduate in searching for their first placement following graduation
Key points about Career Placement Services:
- The department expects that graduates will work with the Career Placement Office and inform the Office of any change in address, phone, email, or availability status.
- Each graduate will be contacted, via email, with job opportunities. Graduates may also be contacted via phone. On occasion, the Office may be asked for resumes from an employer searching candidates. On those occasions, the Career Placement Office will forward the most recent resume on file.
If the Career Placement is unable to contact a graduate, or does not receive contact from a graduate over a three month period of time, the graduate will be placed on an unavailable status.