The Career Center is here to educate and to serve the students and graduates of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in the career education, planning, and developmental processes.
In support of the mission of the college, the Career Center functions as a vital component in the total educational experience of students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities. Career Center services and resources provide assistance to students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to master job search techniques and strategies, and research employment opportunities. The Career Center provides effective and efficient service to employers in recruitment programs and activities.
- Resume writing
- Interviewing skills/mock interviewing (via Zoom during the fall semester)
- Soft "power/employability" skills
- Social media management
- Professional presentation
- Internship placement
- Job placement
- Job/Career Fairs
- On-campus company information sessions
- College transfer (for those interested in continuing their education after graduating from TSCT)
College Central Network
STUDENTS/ALUMNI: College Central Network (CCN) is your best "first start" when looking for a job in your field. This is OUR Job Search website used exclusively for TSCT students and graduates. You MUST register to use CCN (CollegeCentral.com/STEVENS). New jobs are posted daily and ALL include employer contact information. Be sure to follow User ID and Password guidelines when registering.
EMPLOYERS: Are you interested in hiring our students and alumni? Register as an employer within CollegeCentral.com/Stevens. Click on “Sign Up”, select “I am an employer” from the dropdown menu, then follow the instructions to create your account. Once you create an account, you may post positions on your own or send them to Career Services, who will post them for you: .
Helpful Information and Resources
Three questions you should ALWAYS ask your college recruiter BEFORE enrolling in any college or post-secondary program:
- What percent of students who enroll in a particular major actually end up graduating within 2 years (for Associate's Degree) or 4 years (for Bachelor's Degree)?
- Of those students who graduate from the program, what percent are working full-time directly in the field they studied?
- Of those graduates who are working directly in their field of study, what is the median starting salary for those graduates; and what is the median base salary five years after graduation.
- Employer Best Practices - 8 steps to the successful recruitment of TSCT students and grads!
- CollegeCentral.com/STEVENS - register to post jobs for our students and alumni!
- Occupational Advisory Councils
- On-Campus Recruitment
- Employer Engagement - how would YOU like to engage with our students and graduates?
GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
The median five-year placement rate of graduates of Thaddeus Stevens College is over 90%.
Placementrate is defined as the percent of graduates who are either working full-time or continuing their education on a ona full-time basis.
- "In-field" placement rate is defined as the percent of graduates working full-time directly in their field of study or continuing their education on a full-time basis.
- Many programs have a 100% placement rate.
- Students seeking full-time employment upon graduation or internships during college should contact the Career Services office.
- Five-Year Averages: Snapshot of our "Annual" Graduate Employment Survey Results
- Data collected via Annual Graduate Employment Surveys (Survey Monkey) one year after graduation each year
- Includes placement rates, salary information, internship numbers, and employer recruitment numbers for the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
- Five-Year-Out Summary Data
- Data collected via "Five-Year-Out" Graduate Employment Surveys disseminated five years after graduation
- Summary includes the following classes: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
WHAT TSCT STUDENTS WANT IN A CAREER
We often hear from employers about what they want in a new hire, but we rarely ask the prospective employee (our students/graduates) what’s important to them. For the past 6+ years, just before graduation, we have been asking our students what's important to them when looking for a job/career. Click below to see what past three graduation classes had to say!
EXTERNAL LABOR MARKET RESOURCES
- Lancaster County Labor Market Data Trends (Lancaster County Workforce Development Board 2023)
- Economy at a Glance - Pennsylvania (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2023)
Laurie Grove, Director of Career Services
George Colon, Career Services Coordinator