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, PhDAssociate 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.

We're Here for You

On behalf of Dickinson’s Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development. Our team in Biddle House wishes you and your loved ones well during this period of uncertainty. Please know that we will continue to provide support through individual meetings, group workshops, and access to our online and subscription resources during the spring 2020 semester. You can make progress towards achieving your goals, and we’re here to help.

We will provide additional information in the coming weeks. For now, here is some basic guidance:

Virtual Appointments
You can schedule Zoom appointments and virtual document reviews via Handshake anytime. Appointments are available Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT. If you haven’t created an online Handshake account, you can do so in only a few minutes.

Open Hours
Career advisors will staff open hours in a Zoom meeting room 3-4 PM EDT Monday-Friday. Students can “drop-in” at that time for a conversation or ask questions:

Skill-Based Webinars & Live Group Chats
Throughout the spring semester, our center will offer a series of virtual skill-based webinars and virtual chats. (If you can’t attend live, you can access recordings as long as you register.) Next week, we’ll announce dates for live group chats on topics including “How to Build Your Online Brand,” “How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile,” and “Map Your Skills: How to Communicate Career Readiness.”


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.