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MARCH 27

COVID Information

Please visit the link below for the latest information about the coronavirus outbreak. There are no known cases of the disease at Lebanon Valley College.

Virtual Appointments and Accessing Resources Online

If you have questions or concerns about any of these processes, please contact us at 717-867-6560 or breencenter@lvc.edu.

The Breen Center for Graduate Success team will continue to support students in a virtual format with their career readiness on the topics listed below:

  • Career Coaching
  • Personal Branding
  • Degree Exploration
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Interview Preparation
  • Professional Development
  • Networking & Job Searching
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • LinkedIn & Online Presence Reviews

 

Important Information and FAQs

I would like a career coaching appointment.

I need to meet with a career coach. What do I do?

  • Members of the Breen Center team will offer daily appointments online via conferencing tools. 

Scheduling an appointment in Handshake.

Follow the below instructions to schedule your appointment with a staff member. You can also view an instructional video on how to schedule appointments.

  1. Log in to Handshake.
  2. Click on Career Center in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Choose Appointments from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Schedule a New Appointment.
  5. Choose your Category.
  6. Choose an Appointment Type.
  7. Using the arrows, toggle through the days of the week to display the available staff members & days/times.
  8. Identify a day and time that works for your schedule, and click the block to open the appointment.
  9. Type your message to the staff in the “what can we help you with?” text box.
  10. Click the green Request button.
  11. Once we review your appointment request, you will be able to view the status:
    • Click on Career Center.
    • Choose Appointments from the drop-down menu.
    • You will see a list of upcoming appointments and whether they have been approved, declined, or are still pending.
    • You will also see a list of all past appointments.
  12. You will work 1:1 online with a career coach using a variety of means (WebEx, Zoom, email, text, FaceTime, GoogleDuo, etc.) The career coach will set up the appointment using one of these tools and provide you with access instructions. 
  13. If you already work with a career coach, you will be encouraged to continue working together using a variety of means (WebEx, Zoom, FaceTime, GoogleDuo, etc.).

I need an appointment time outside of the listed availability.

  • Students can also email to schedule online appointments via WebEx, Zoom, FaceTime, GoogleDuo, phone, or email.

If you have any questions or concerns about receiving help, please contact breencenter@lvc.edu, or individually using the contact information here.

I have a document (resume, cover letter, personal statement, etc.) that I would like reviewed, but do not necessarily need to meet with a career coach.

How can I receive a document review?

  • If you would like to have a document reviewed by a career coach, please email a word, google doc, or an Office 365 document to breencenter@lvc.edu. Please do not email PDFs, as we cannot manipulate the content in a PDF. Our policy: please email the document 48 hours before you would need help.
  • Once a document is received, a career coach will review it and contact you directly with feedback, to set up a potential virtual conference, and/or discuss further steps.
  • If you already work with a career coach, you will be encouraged to continue working together using a variety of means (WebEx, Zoom, FaceTime, GoogleDuo, email, etc.).
  • All drop-in hours that would normally take place are canceled for the time being.

Big Interview for Interviewing Practice

Big Interview is an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. The program offers virtual mock interviews, a database of interview questions, a video training curriculum, and more.

How to Register: To set up your Big Interview Account:

  • Step 1: Go to https://lvc.biginterview.com/ and click Register.
  • Step 2: Enter your school email address, name, and password, and click Create My Account.
    • Note: you must use your lvc.edu email address.
  • Step 3: You will receive a confirmation email. Click Verify in the email, and you'll be able to start using Big Interview.

The Big Interview Help Center can assist you with any questions or help during the registration process.

At the Breen Center for Graduate Success, we help LVC students develop and implement their career plans and graduate/professional school pursuits. We play a unique and complementary role in the overall educational experience of both undergraduate and graduate students by helping them develop or refine the skills needed to successfully navigate the workplace. We join the college to "inspire and prepare students to find careers that reflect their values and lead to lives of connection and meaning." For more information, see our goals, core functions, and policies.

Breen Center staff and trained student Career Peers take an active one-on-one approach to career preparation, starting the fall of first-year. This past fall, 95% of first-year students met with a career coach and completed a personality assessment. This spring, more than 91% of the first-year class visited the Breen Center to have their first college résumé assessed.