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.

Career Immersion Industry Treks

Deadline: December 15 (will be notified of acceptance by December 17)

This program provides students with an opportunity to visit 1-2 organizations to learn more about that particular industry, career paths in that industry, and how current employees got their start in the field. Some organizations will also talk about internship and entry-level positions. 

More information and application instructions.


Accessing and Using Networking Tools: LinkedIn, Alumnifire and the Alumni Directory

*Attendance is required before access is granted to the alumni directory

Tuesday, December 3rd
12-12:30 p.m. 

Thursday, December 12th
12-12:30 p.m.

Drop-In Career Advising Hours

MondayFriday │ 2-4 pm

Career Development Skills Workshops

Biddle House 102

Professional Etiquette

Monday, December 9th
4:30 p.m.