Career Development Services

Career Development Services in Philadelphia

Your Link to the Right People, Resources and Opportunities

The Peirce College Career Development Services (CDS) Center supports your career development by providing you personalized guidance for career exploration, access and success. We provide one-on-one career counseling sessions to help you develop the skills and abilities you need to advance your personal and professional growth and become academically prepared and equipped with the latest business skills to meet employers' talent needs.

As a Peirce student working with CDS, you can expect to receive student career services such as:

  • A sound understanding of your career competencies, interests, skills and values and use of this information to guide your career choices
  • Resources and guidance to help you plan your career path
  • Technology to increase access among people, resources and opportunities
  • Connections to employers and experiential opportunities

When you enroll at Peirce, you'll be able to take advantage of workshops and events hosted by CDS to enhance the professional development of Peirce students and create networking opportunities with industry experts and employers. Peirce students attending our Philadelphia campus can also benefit from experiential opportunities such as the Work-Study Program, the Cooperative Education Program, professional development workshops and graduate school preparation.

Writing a Resume

Your resume is your personal highlight reel. Follow these CDS tips to help ensure your resume shows why you're the most qualified candidate for the job you’re seeking.

Writing a Cover Letter

Need help writing a cover letter? Read our tips for creating one that will properly introduce yourself, show a bit more of your personality and make great first impression.

Interviewing

Congrats on getting the big job interview! Are you prepared for it? Review these CDS interview tips to help you make a great impression and land the job.

Career Planning

Have you thought about where you want your career to go? We'll help you to define your career goals and chase them down through career planning services.

Employers

We're committed to partnering with employers to build an educated and highly qualified candidate pipeline. Discover the opportunities and benefits Career Development Services offers our Employer Partners.

Meet Our Career Development Counselors

Get to know the people behind Peirce's Career Development Services Center. They're here to help you get an internship while you're a student and land a job after you graduate..

CDS's goal is to provide exceptional career services that will help Peirce College students set themselves up for success in the working world after their graduation. Our student career services at the CDS Center will assist students with guidance for writing resumes and cover letters that will capture hiring managers' attention. The hiring process doesn't end there, though. Great resumes and cover letters get you in the door, but only an impressive interview will land you the job. Career Development Services helps Peirce students take the next steps in their careers by teaching them how to properly prepare for professional job interviews.

CDS also provides services for employers. Peirce College partners with many organizations across the region to support their workforce development needs. As a specialized institution with a primarily adult-learner student body, we boast a pool of diverse, academically prepared, and focused talent. Through our Signature Career Services, we offer many ways for employers to connect with Peirce students and alumni.

Here's How to Contact Our Career Services in Philadelphia

Have a question or want to learn more about our student career services? Visit us on campus at the CDS Center located on the sixth floor, College Hall, email us at cds@peirce.edu or call us at 888.467.3472, ext. 9202. The Career Development Services Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.