Career Design and Development

Welcome from Career Design and Development Executive Director

From the day a student enrolls at Widener University, Career Design and Development is the one-stop destination for learning-based career exploration and professional development. Operating from a strengths-based philosophy, we guide students through a deep process of inquiry and hands-on skills cultivation, providing them with the lifelong ability to connect their passions with work that is both meaningful and economically sustaining. Reflecting the University’s central missions of civic engagement and leadership, we empower students to become the leaders of their own destinies.

We in Career Design and Development take Widener Pride in our approach to providing support that is both individually tailored and consistent with recognized best practices in career development and advisement. Our team of professional counselors, cooperative education advisors, and employer specialists stands ready to assist and support students through such vehicles as:

  • one-on-one counseling sessions
  • walk-in hours
  • skills workshops
  • classroom presentations
  • employer panels
  • general and specialized career fairs

Career Design and Development also administers with pride the University’s acclaimed cooperative education program in partnership with the School of Business Administration, the School of Engineering, and the Department of Computer Science. We invite Widener students and their parents, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as our employer partners to use this website as an extension of these services, a place to find online job and internship postings, useful resources, event updates, and career inspiration 24/7.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon – and often.

Sincerely yours,
Janet R. Long, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Career Design and Development


Request a Career Design and Development Workshop or Presentation

Faculty or Admin Request:
Are you a faculty member or administrator who would like one of our counselors to do a presentation for your class or department? Please click here and fill out our request. We will respond within two business days.

Student Leader Request:
Are you a student leader who would like one of our counselors to do a presentation for your organization? Please click here and fill out our request. We will respond within two business days.


Meet Your Career Design Team


Job Searching Tools

Looking for an internship, full time position or on campus job? Use Handshake!
Students/Alumni: Log in to Handshake by clicking the image below. Use your full Widener login including email address and password.

Handshake is a premier recruiting and career management platform for Widener students and alumni. Students can connect easily with employers, apply for jobs and internships, and register for events. Employers can use Handshake to identify qualified candidates and manage on campus recruiting at Widener.

Looking for a flexible part time job opportunity while you’re in school like babysitting, tutoring, office work, yard work or party help? Use QuadJobs!

Students: Create a free account here to get started! Household/Business Employers: Post a job here to get hire a student!

Quadjobs connects students with opportunities communities surrounding campus – and beyond. The list of opportunities are endless!


Interviewing Tool

Now you can conduct a practice interview in your dorm room 24/7!

Conquer your nerves and earn your dream job by using Big Interview. Whether this is your shot to work at your dream company, attend your favorite graduate program, or if you are tired of going on dozens of interviews but never getting job offers, you can use Big Interview to help you prepare and practice industry specific interview strategies and techniques.