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We are excited to be planning our events and programs for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Please visit Handshake, call 717-867-6560, or stop by the office to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. Questions? Email breencenter@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6560 or ext. 6560.

LVC Students, Faculty, & Staff: We've Moved!

You can now find information about drop-in hours, student and faculty resources, student employment opportunities, internship funding, career coaching and planning, interviewing, Handshake, and more, from our new internal website.

About the Breen Center

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 are an integral part of the college and we join the efforts of the campus 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.

The Breen Center team and trained student Career Peers take an active one-on-one approach to career preparation, starting in the fall of first-year. The Breen Center for Graduate Success team will continue to support students in both in-person and virtual formats 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  

Resources

Handshake

The Breen Center for Graduate Success utilizes Handshake as our career management platform. Both regional and national employers are connecting with LVC to post job and internship opportunities. It's where you can find Breen Center resources, apply for jobs, and register for career events sponsored by the office. Handshake is designed to be user-friendly, modern, and provides personalized career information. 

LVC students, faculty, and staff can learn more about Handshake on our internal website.

Big Interview

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.

LVC students can learn more about Big Interview on our internal website.

Internship Funding

Through the support of generous donors, LVC and the Breen Center is able to offer limited funding for undergraduate internships. Funds are used to assist students with expenses related to their internship. Depending on factors such as program requirements, cost of living, locating, and demonstrated financial need, award amounts will vary. 

DiMatteo Holsinger Fund

The award will provide an appropriate wage to compensate students for unpaid internships or to provide living/travel expenses for students who seek to secure such internships that are distant from their homes.

Learn more about the fund and apply on our internal website.

"It was nice working with Meridyth on my resume because she was a friendly face I knew from tennis. Students should take advantage of the Career Peers service and other networking opportunities the Breen Center hosts. Their Accounting Night led to my summer internship."

ACCOUNTING MAJOR AND SUMMER INTERN AT WNC CPAS & CONSULTANTS

Leah Wingert '21