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Career Services - Information for Parents and Families

The Office of Career Services and Professional Development is available to all USciences students to assist them in determining their career. We provide one-on-one and group career counseling, personality and skills assessments, workshops, presentations and a wide range of other programs. We also make employment opportunities information available through our online Purple Briefcase platform.

Students are welcome to stop by our office or  schedule a consultation  via our online in-take form.

The Office of Career Services and Professional Development is not a placement agency—we cannot guarantee anyone a job. Our role is to provide resources and information that will make the job search much easier. Career development is a lifelong process. Throughout their lifetimes, USciences graduates will continuously pursue professional success and fulfillment. We aim to be partners with students and alumni in order to empower them as they pursue their career goals.

How Families Can Help

Encourage Exploration

Encourage your student to try different courses that may be of interest. Your student must develop his/her own career direction based on his/her individual interests, skills and values.

Support Involvement in Student Organizations, Clubs & Sports

Opportunities to demonstrate leadership ability, teamwork, time management, and other career-related skills will help your student prepare for the world of work.

Promote Summer Internships and/or Part-time Work Experiences

It is critical for students to get work experience before they graduate. Many employers use these programs to fill full-time openings. Many avenues should be used when searching for a job, a great place to start is with us! Please urge your student to sign-up for a free account on our online internship/job posting board at Purple Briefcase.

Recommend Visits to the Career Services Department

Encourage your student to stop by the CSD and set up an appointment with a counselor to assist them with their career planning.

Schedule an Appointment

Students and USciences alumni must schedule one-on-one career consultations in advance by completing this in-take form
Career and Professional Development is located in Whitecar Hall, Suite 2400.
Office hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, M-F
Summer hours: 8:30am - 5pm, M-Th


Michael Clark, Director of Career Services


Whitecar Hall,
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


215-895-1121, Fax: 215-596-7582