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About Us

We encourage you to use our website to become familiar with our wide range of services, programs, and resources. We serve undergraduate and graduate students from across all academic disciplines, as well as alumni, by helping them define their career goals and take the steps necessary to achieve them.

We invite you to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding our services.

 

Hours and Location

The CDC is located on the first floor of the Stratton Administration Center (113) and is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year.  Summer Hours which run May - August are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed 12-12:30 p.m.

Staff

Kerri G. Gardi, Director   gardi@kutztown.edu
Jessica Kirkwood, Assistant Director   jkirkwood@kutztown.edu
Linda S. Lantaff, Assistant Director   lantaff@kutztown.edu
Linda Kerschner, Office Manager   lkerschner@kutztown.edu
Katy Rush, Graduate Assistant   careersGA1@kutztown.edu
Kathleen Nemchik, Graduate Assistant   careersGA2@kutztown.edu 


Student Staff 

Lauren Schwartz, Graduate Career Assistant
Marimar Del Orbe, Special Education, Career Peer
Malika Porter, Sociology, Career Peer
Mekiayearra Wells-Meade, Psychology, Career Peer
Michelle Lehmann, Psychology, Career Peer
Katheryn Mason, Business Management, Career Peer
Arren Dawinan, Communication Design, Student Designer 


Accommodations

Persons with a disability and who require accommodation for a service, resource or event, should notify the Career Development Center two weeks prior to the event at (610)683-4067 or careerhelp@kutztown.edu, TDD number: (610)683-4499. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.


Mission Statement

The Career Development Center offers a comprehensive array of programs and services which support the mission and advancement of Kutztown University and the success of its graduates. Programs and services support and facilitate career development (self-assessment, exploration & placement) for all students and empower members of the Kutztown University community to choose and attain personally rewarding careers. Our services are sensitive to the needs of students with disabilities as well as to students from diverse backgrounds and/or sexual orientations. Career services are presented in a variety of formats and in an environment that is supportive and understanding of each student's unique needs. The Career Development Center is committed to the success of all students.


Goals

The goals of the career development process are to:
1. Think in terms of functional responsibilities rather than merely linking major to job
2. Acquire and develop the skills necessary to become informed career decision makers
3. Develop the potential of becoming responsible managers of their own careers


Ethical Standards

The Career Development Center at Kutztown University supports, adheres to, and complies with the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals, as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Click here for complete information regarding these Principles and Standards. 


Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Kutztown University is committed to Affirmative Action, equal employment and educational opportunity in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Executive Order 11246, the Educational Amendments under Title XI of 1972, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, The Age Discrimination Act as amended, the Pennsylvania Verteran Preference Act, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments. Kutztown University provides reasonable access to facilities and programs. Please address Affirmative Action/Equal Opporutnity inquiries to the Social Equity Office at (610)683-4700. For questions about access or accommodations, call the Disability Services Office at (610)683-4108.