Lehigh University Career and Professional Development

For Students, Alumni, and Employers
The Center for Career & Professional Development @ Lehigh
The Center for Career & Professional Development @ Lehigh

Current Graduate Students

College of Education graduate students have full access to all services and resources provided by The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD). Please review CCPD’s web pages and view the online platform, Handshake, for more information on coaching appointments, resources, and events available to you. There are specialized programming and events throughout the year for graduate students.  We encourage you to use these services and resources as a foundation for life-long career development.

If you would like to connect with a career coach directly, please reach out to Ali Erk, Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Development - alison.erk@lehigh.edu.


Lehigh's Career and Professional Development office understands that exploring a new career choice or even figuring out where to begin a job search can be a daunting process. At Lehigh, we have established resources to support your continued career journey. 


We offer two systems for you to use to recruit our highly qualified students and alums:

Current Students: Handshake is Lehigh University's career management platform where employers can post jobs, request on-campus interview schedules, post events, and connect with Lehigh University students! Please visit this page to learn more about Handshake and how to post a position at Lehigh University.

Alumni: To post job opportunities log into Lehigh Connects. From the navigation bar, click on the opportunities/job board followed by the green button on the right-hand side to post a job. Follow the steps provided for the posting.

We also offer many engagement opportunities such as Career Expos, on-campus interviews (on-site or virtual), info sessions, partnering with student organizations, internships, and more. Please visit the Build Your Brand webpage to explore existing opportunities or to connect with our Director of Employer Engagement, Cheryl McCue - cheryl.mccue@lehigh.edu.