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The Career & Professional Development Center

Do you have a Career Advantage? The Career  & Professional Development Center can help you to:

  • identify your skills, interests and values
  • choose a major
  • explore career options through informational interviews and job shadowing
  • gain experience through our Cooperative Education program (Co-op)
  • prepare for your job search and/or graduate school by developing an effective resume, portfolio and networking/interviewing skills

 Schedule an appointment today by calling our office at 724-938-4413!   

Office hours:

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays (4p.m.-6p.m. by appointment only)
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays

During the Fall and Spring semesters, we also offer walk-in services (no appointment needed!) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for quick resume reviews and questions only. Please note, students desiring career advising should schedule an appointment with their Career Advisor.

Meet Your Career Advisor

Gene Sutton

Assistant Director

Alumni Career and Professional Development


Education and Human Services Career Advisor

Bridgett Nobili

Assistant Director

Career and Professional Development

College of Education & Human Services

and related Graduate School and Global Online Programs


Bridgett Nobili

Krissie Doppelheuer

Assistant Director

Career and Professional Development

College of Science & Technology

and related Graduate School and Global Online Programs


Science and Technology Career Advisor

Emma Jackson Harris

Assistant Director

Career and Professional Development

College of Liberal Arts & Undecided Students

and related Graduate School and Global Online Programs


Liberal Arts Career Advisor


Meet the Staff

Rhonda Gifford


Career and Professional Development Center


Rhonda Gifford, Director of Career Services

Meaghan Clister

Associate Director

Experiential Learning

and Professional Development


Meaghan Clister, Coop Coordinator

 Assistant Director

Employer Development

and Engagement

Vacant position

Kelsey Davin

Career and Professional Development

Graduate Assistant


Kelsey Davin, Career Services GA

Carole Kolowitz

Administrative Assistant  


The Career & Professional Development Center supports the mission of California University of Pennsylvania in building character and building careers by providing services and resources that facilitate the lifelong career development process. Using the Career Advantage as a framework, we partner with our stakeholders: students, alumni, employers, university faculty and staff, and parents to provide these mutually beneficial services.

Quick Links for Stakeholders

Click on the hire CAL YOU logo above to access your online career center!

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Contact Information

230 Eberly Hall


FAX 724-938-5770

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