Welcome to Temple University Ambler’s Career Development Web site. We are committed to providing the resources to guide you through the job search process and to teach you the skills necessary to make educated career decisions. Our services are designed to:
- Assist with career self-assessment and selection of major and career choice.
- Facilitate career transitions and exploration of employment options.
- Teach the job search process and the skills necessary to make career-related decisions.
- Facilitate contact between students and employing organizations.
Academic advisors are available by appointment to assist students with:
- Choosing a major and a career direction.
- Resumé development and critiques.
- Interviewing techniques enhanced through practice interviews.
- Using job search resources.
- Provide self-assessment exercises.
- Assist with the career decision making process.
- Create a list of occupations that match your interests and skills.
- Help you choose a major.
- Provide information that includes a description of careers, educational requirements, salary information and employment outlook.
The Extern program offers students an opportunity to explore career ambitions and alternatives in a professional setting. An externship is similar to an internship; however, the program only lasts for two weeks. It is usually offered during the winter break and students are able to earn either 2 or 3 credits for successful completion of their work experience and academic assignments. Students are required to complete eight full work days at an employer site and also attend two full-day career-related seminars. Click here for more information on the extern program.
An internship is an academically-sponsored career-related work experience that may also provide students with an opportunity to earn academic credits. Requirements regarding credits and assignments are dictated by department. Internships typically last one or two academic semesters. Students obtain their own internship with the help of resources such as career development and their academic department. Click here to learn more about internships.
Instructional pamphlets, employer literature, graduate school catalogues and materials on job seeking are available in our Career Library (West Hall Room 110). If you cannot find the type of resource you are looking for let us know. We are constantly updating the library.
Career Fairs are on-campus networking opportunities designed to bring students and employers together. This is a valuable opportunity if you are looking for a job or researching companies for career opportunities. Employers offer internships and part-time and full-time job opportunities. The career fair usually takes place during the Spring semester at Main Campus.
The Ambler Career Development Office receives numerous job leads (degree and non-degree) from employers interested in hiring Temple students and graduates. We also have a bulletin board in Bright Hall and West Hall Room 110 that has employment opportunities posted. We send out periodic e-mails to the campus as well.
Access job openings and general career information on-line using our student computers located in the Career Library (West Hall Room 110).
Graduate School Advising
The career development office can assist you in your graduate school search and help guide you through the application process. Click here for more information.
Convenient appointments can be arranged to meet your busy schedule by stopping by or calling:
Career Development Office
Temple University Ambler
West Hall Room 109
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002