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Career Development Center

You are in college to learn and land a meaningful future career. The Career Development Center positions you so you can confidently hand over that well-rounded resume and find additional learning possibilities.

It’s true that students can forget about what goes into applying for a job until the moment they need to hand over an application. Students at York don’t have to worry about that because the Career Development Center exposes students to career development concepts throughout their education - not just during their senior year.

We work closely with students to identify how their interests, skills, values, and personality are essential as they explore career fields and gain experiences to find their path. Their ultimate goal is to prepare students for a lifetime of career success.

The center goes well beyond résumé polishing. On-campus networking events, employer meet ups, various career workshops, alumni panelists, and on-campus interviews are just a few of the many possibilities.

Career Expo 2018
York College hosts an annual Career Expo and other events to get you noticed by potential employers for networking and a variety of positions.

Career Development Tips

Helpful advice for employers, parents, and students
  • For students/alumni

    For students/alumni

    All of the important links, dates, job fair information and more is in our students and alumni section. Check back often for updated info. If you don't see what you need, ask! You need to be your own best advocate when it comes to finding a career, job, or internship — and we'll help guide you every step.

    Handshake is a resource for students to seek internships and job opportunities, schedule appointments with our Career Development professionals, register for upcoming events, and research employers. To access Handshake click on the link below to be directed to your MyYCP account. On the left-hand side of your portal page, click on the Handshake icon. You will be automatically directed to your Handshake account.

    Please contact the York College Career Development Center with any questions regarding Handshake at 717.815.1452 or careerdevelopment@ycp.edu.

  • For employers

    For employers

    Thank you for your interest in working with York College. We look forward to partnering with you and hope that you will find the following links to be helpful. 

    As a service to both our students and their potential employers, we use an online recruiting and job posting system called Handshake. With Handshake you will be able to:

    1. Post your jobs, internships, and co-ops to York College students and alumni for free.
    2. Schedule on-campus interviews and recruitment tables.
    3. Register for upcoming recruiting events.
    4. Post your recruitment events for our students and alumni to view.

    After logging in to Handshake, please complete your company and individual profiles with as much information as possible to maximize your use of the system. The more information you provide, the more attention your organization will get from students and alumni.

  • For parents

    For parents

    There are many experiences, ideas, tools, resources, programs, activities and services that constitute your student's college experience. Encourage your student to get involved with the Career Development Center. It’s never too early to start!

    Five steps to help your student achieve success at York College:

    1. Remind your student to take an active role in the process of making career decisions.
    2. Emphasize the importance and value of internship experience.
    3. Encourage co-curricular involvement.
    4. Advise students to develop and update their resume as they go through college.
    5. Teach the value of networking.

    Additional Parent Resources:

    1. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Parent Resources:
  • Handshake


    Handshake is York College of Pennsylvania's one-stop-shop for your career management. It provides employers and students 24/7 access to resources, services, job postings, and employer information. All York College students receive an account, which remains active throughout the college experience and continues as an alumnus. Services include:

    • Schedule appointments with a career professional
    • Access self-assessments and comprehensive how-to and reference guides in Resources area
    • View Career Development workshops and events
    • Manage and track the internship and job search
    • Apply for positions (on-campus jobs, internships, co-ops, part-time and full-time)
    • Research employers, access contact information and see when they visit campus
    • Submit resumes for approval 
    • View events hosted by employers throughout the region
Contact Us
Career Development Center
Main Office Info
Campbell Hall, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.1452

Semester Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday until 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.