“Employers often tell us that they look to Alvernia first when they’re hiring because they know that with an Alvernia graduate, they’re hiring someone with high ethical standards.”
-- Dr. Thomas F. Flynn, Alvernia University President
Alvernia gives you more than a degree. Preparing you for a successful career and a rewarding future is a priority at Alvernia. We help you develop the real-world skills to succeed after graduation, and the heart to make a positive difference in the world. Here, you’ll get the tools that will make you marketable, help you land your first job and succeed in whatever career path you choose.
"We believe we define ourselves every time we hire an employee, and so hiring the right people is the key to our success at Carpenter. Our goal is to engage the idealism, passion and problem-solving capacity of our employees to provide the highest quality customer service to our clients. Alvernia students have the kind of well-rounded foundation we need to continue growing as an organization.”
-- Gregg Riefenstahl, Manager Talent Acquisition, Carpenter Technology Corporation
Alvernia empowers your success. We provide valuable educational opportunities and help you develop the critical thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication skills that companies say they are looking for in employees. Our graduates go on to work at many top organizations, including Boeing, Calvin Klein, Disney, Coca-Cola, ESPN, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, The Hershey Company and the FBI, to name just a few. Others choose to attend graduate school at places such as the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Seton Hall, Lehigh, Villanova, Temple and Ohio State. According to a recent alumni survey, 89 percent of alumni polled are currently employed or in graduate school.
Our Career Development Center works with students to find avenues for employment, internships, career exploration, resume development and graduate school options. Career Center staff helps students assess their options and identify their own “brand” to complement their life after Alvernia.