Center for Career Advancement

Botany Building

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Looking for an internship or a full-time job? Interested in applying to graduate school? Whatever your next step, the Center for Career Advancement (CCA) is here to support you as you chart your future.

The CCA aspires to cultivate a Bucknell community that empowers and inspires all students and graduates to pursue and achieve meaningful careers throughout their lifetime.

We can help you refine your job search through career counseling, workshops and career assessment tests, connecting you with opportunities to help you test the waters and gain important real-world experience.

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Career Communities

As we work to develop resources and programming that expands learning and connections, we are focused on helping you look beyond your major and academic department. Our Career Communities were created to encourage exploration, connecting you with others who are interested in similar careers paths — regardless of major — through industry-specific groups.

Sequence of Icons representing Bucknell's career communities

Join one (or more) of our six Career Communities to explore your future in: 

  • Business & Consulting
  • STEM
  • Creative Arts, Media & Communications
  • Government & Public Interest
  • Law
  • Health

Through this culture of connection, we create career events focused on industries — not majors. When you join a community, you'll receive industry-focused updates from your Career Community Leader highlighting jobs, internships, programs and events that apply specifically to the career of your dreams as well as industry-specific resources, alumni and employer connections, and access to community-specific career coaching appointments. 

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Alumni Services

We offer our services to Bucknell alumni for a lifetime, providing career coaching and exclusive job-search tools to help you navigate all stages of your career.

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With the help of the CCA, I applied for any and every internship I could find at New York City firms ... It was amazing to get a real taste of what the work is like this early on. There's a possibility that this opportunity can lead to even more internships, which I'm so grateful for.

Natalia Mancero '24, Accounting, PricewaterhouseCoopers Start Intern

Career Fairs & Events

Top employers know the value of a Bucknell education and are eager to recruit our graduates. The Center for Career Advancement brings them to you at career fairs both on campus and in major cities around the country. Our annual trips to New York City and Washington, D.C. allow students to network with employers, alumni and parents working the industry hubs of finance, communications, arts & entertainment, government, nonprofit and public affairs.

Attending these events will help you explore careers and companies that interest you, build your network and make a face-to-face connection — one of the best ways start on the path to your first job. 

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Launch Bucknellians

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Bucknellians provide bold leadership, innovative solutions and creative collaboration to the work place. Connect with the CCA to find your next great colleague.

Share Your Expertise

The greater campus community is one of our most valuable resources. Participate in networking programs or help facilitate job search and career conversations for students. Email careers@bucknell.edu to volunteer.

Fund Nonprofit Internships

Support students who wish to enter into a career in the nonprofit and public service sector by giving to the Bucknell Public Interest Program (BPIP) Internship Fund.

Graduate Outcomes Report 

Nine months after graduating, members of the Class of 2021 reported that they were well on their way to successful, fulfilling futures. 

  • Mean starting salary: $63,552.
  • 95% of the 2021 class reported being employed, in graduate school, preparing for graduate school or volunteering within nine months of graduation.
  • Top employers include Accenture, Amazon, Bank of America, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PwC and UBS. 

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Contact Details

Center for Career Advancement

Location

101 Botany Building

Hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday