Offices and Services
The Career Planning Center offers a variety of services to assist students in identifying and achieving their career goals. The director offers a variety of workshops, activities, and information sessions designed to provide both information and networking opportunities. Through these opportunities as well as through individual coaching, students become involved in the career planning process early in their academic careers. Programs and services include assistance in choosing or changing a major, clarifying personal and professional goals, writing resumes and cover letters, honing interviewing skills, formulating internship and job-search strategies, and preparing for graduate or professional school. In addition, the director supervises the College Internship Program in conjunction with academic departments. All students interested in participating in the internship program should speak with the director at least one semester in advance of their planned internship. More information about the Internship Program can be found in the Career Planning Center or online at www.cedarcrest.edu/career. The Career Planning Center maintains a comprehensive resource library complete with a computer lab for career-related use. Computerized career guidance systems are also available and include: Focus, InterviewStream, and College Central Network. The Career Planning Center maintains a database (College Central Network) of job listings for summer, part-time, internship, and full-time opportunities in local, regional, national, and international organizations. All students and alumnae have access to the resources of the Career Planning Center during normal business hours. In addition, the office will remain open late by appointment to accommodate adult and graduate students. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 610-606-4648 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Global Initiatives & International Programs strives to promote global awareness and to lead and coordinate the internationalization of Cedar Crest College by promoting study abroad, establishing partnerships with colleges and universities abroad and supporting all international endeavors and efforts of the college. Global Initiatives assists students with study abroad scholarships, international internship and service learning opportunities, and facilitates the annual Sophomore Expedition.
Mary Anne Kucserik, ext. 4551 or 610-606-4666 ext. 4551
The Lutz Center for Community Service provides numerous opportunities for students to engage themselves in the greater Lehigh Valley community. As a student run office, under the guidance of the Director for Community Service, the staff provides individuals and groups with an array of volunteer and service-learning projects such as after-school tutoring programs, nursing home visits, blood drives, working with animal shelters and restocking at the local food bank. The flexibility in our programs allows all students, clubs, organizations, faculty, staff and college departments, regardless of time commitments and interests, to participate in a variety of service activities. During the spring semester, the center sponsors an Alternative Spring Break program, which provides a unique opportunity to travel while serving communities of need.
The Lutz Center for Community Service is also home to Cedar Crest College’s America Reads and Counts Federal Work-study tutoring program. Students who qualify for this program are matched with a local elementary or middle school aged student to help them improve reading and math skills.
In addition, the service component of the college’s ethics requirement is also housed at the Lutz Center for Community Service. The ethics requirement provides students with the opportunity to study the major theories of western ethics and social justice while exploring their own values and beliefs within the context of an individual's responsibility to the community. The course is designed to enhance the process of learning and self-exploration by enabling the students to put into immediate practice the ideas they discuss in the classroom. The course is comprised of two interdependent elements: a classroom component that meets to discuss the theories of ethics, community and social justice and a community partnership placement where students provide a needed service that benefits the community directly. Courses that fulfill this requirement are designated as ETL courses.
Tammy Bean, ext. 3392
The Office of Student Activities strives to create a vibrant, purposeful, and enriched co-curricular experience for all Cedar Crest College students. With over 50 clubs and organizations on campus, the office provides a number of ways for students to develop their leadership skills by encouraging them to explore, join, and eventually lead campus organizations that play to their personal and social interests, as well as their professional aspirations. In addition to overseeing all campus clubs and organizations, the Office of Student Activities works closely with the Student Activities Board (SAB), which is one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. Together they plan fun campus activities for students to enjoy during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends. Events and programs can range from live music and novelty items to comedy shows and interactive lectures. Should students be interested in getting off campus to explore other great attractions in the Leigh Valley, they can take advantage of several different road trips to popular shopping destinations, theme parks, movie theaters, and even New York City to catch a Broadway show. Whatever your interests are, you are sure to find something to satisfy your every need through the events and opportunities available through the Office of Student Activities. Get involved. Get connected. Make the most of your college experience at Cedar Crest.
Lauren Condon, ext. 3762 or 610-740-3762
Tompkins College Center, Room 319
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to the holistic development of students through intentional programming and services. Members of the Student Affairs staff work collaboratively to foster an environment that promotes health and wellness, the development of women's leadership skills, and a commitment to civic engagement. Through co-curricular involvement students are encouraged to develop a spirit of cooperation, respect for diverse people and ideas, and the ability to become productive members of the larger community.
The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of the following offices: Athletics, the Career Planning Center, the Lutz Center for Community Service, Health and Counseling Services, the Women’s Leadership Institute, Dining Services, the Campus Bookstore, Tompkins Center, Community Standards and Residence Life and Student Activities.