At Dickinson, we are future-ready and realize that the traditional model of career preparedness is changing. The average worker has 10 jobs before age 40, so our focus is on providing students with the tools to be polished, career-ready professionals at launch, as well as for the rest of their work career. 

We help students identify, confirm and then pursue their authentic interests, which we believe lie at the intersection of their priorities, personality, skills and values. We help students develop a customized pathway—from resumes, interviewing and networking workshops to alumni databases, internship searches and job shadows—which facilitates focused exploration and confident, informed decision making.

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a seasoned working professional, working with the Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development ensures that you are ready for the next step (and the next, and the next).

To schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated counselors, log into your Handshake account or call 717-245-1740. 

Contact Info

Department Head:
Damon Yarnell, PhD
Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Advising, Internships, and Lifelong Career Development


Biddle House
Mailing Address

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More than 400 students completed internships and research experiences this summer in 30 states and 21 countries.

94% of the class of 2019 completed an internship, externship, research, service learning or field experience course.

Drop-In Career Advising Hours

MondayFriday │ 2-4 pm


Career Workshops

Workshops will take place in Biddle House, Group Meeting Room 102 unless indicated otherwise.
Effective Interviewing
02/03/20, 7:00 pm
Internship Search Basics
02/04/20, 12:00 pm
The Benefits of ADHD at Work - VIRTUAL PROGRAM
02/12/20, 12:00 pm
Job Search in the Digital Age
02/12/20, 4:30 pm
Maximizing the use of Networking Tools: LinkedIn, Alumnifire and the Alumni Directory
02/13/20, 12:00 pm
02/25/20, 12:00 pm
Advanced Networking
02/13/20, 6:00 pm

Strategies for Academic Success

Each hands-on, customized-for-you workshop will take place in the Biddle House Conference Room from 12:15-1:00 on the following Thursdays:

Effective Time Management
February 6, February 20, 

Discover great apps, tips, calendars and
planners to assist you with time
management, minimizing distractions, and developing great study habits.

Student Success
February 13

Learn a variety of tips, techniques, and resources for effective
studying and note-taking.


Test-Prep & Test-Taking 
February 27

Develop strategies to ensure you “test your best.”