Each month, Andy Duffy, Senior Assistant Director of Career Services at Drexel University, will share tools and tips on enhancing your job search from the Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC).
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The Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) offers a host of services to Drexel alumni. Throughout the year, the SCDC's team of career service professionals offers alumni workshops, seminars, career counseling, and online resources to help alumni reach their professional goals and successfully manage their careers.
One of the main reasons alumni contact the SCDC is to discuss the job search process, specifically what posting boards are available for alumni to utilize. In the past, co-op and full-time positions were posted on SCDConline and many alumni utilized this system while they were students. The SCDC recently opened a new job posting board targeted towards current students and recent alumni (recent alumni includes anyone who has graduated with the last two years). This new posting board, Dragon Jobs, is the SCDC's latest cutting-edge resource designed to enhance alumni career success. Dragon Jobs is part of the NACElink Network – the largest network of university career centers and employers in the world. Recent alumni can login and utilize this valuable tool to their advantage. Dragon Jobs has several key features:
- Job Postings: View and apply to quality postings targeted directly to Drexel alumni
- Extended Job Search: Search thousands of additional postings offered by NACElink's partner, DirectEmployers Association
- Résumé Book: Allows alumni résumés to be searched by select employers
- Job Search Agents: Receive automatic notifications of new job postings that meet your preferences
- Résumé Wizard and Document Storage: Create and store résumés, cover letters, and other documents
- Salary Calculator: Learn your worth in the market place
Currently there are over 400 part-time and full-time opportunities posted in Dragon Jobs. Leading companies such as Lockheed Martin, UBS, Abercrombie, Bloomberg, and other national and international companies are actively recruiting through our Dragon Jobs system. To access the system, click here.
Alumni who have graduated more than two years ago may access the Online Alumni Directory on the Alumni Association Web site to view job postings ranging from entry to senior-level positions. Alumni can also post and view job opportunities on The Drexel University Alumni Association Networking Group on LinkedIn.
Alumni with questions or with an interest in utilizing the SCDC to aid in their career development may contact the SCDC main office at 215-895-2185 and ask to speak with a career counselor. We look forward to working with you on achieving your career goals.
Andrew Duffy, PHR
BSME, Grove City College
MSEd, Slippery Rock University
Andy Duffy brings a wealth of practical knowledge in human resources to his position as Senior Assistant Director of Career Services. Andy works with graduating students, alumni, and employers providing resources for students throughout life's major transitions – school, work, and beyond. From counseling to workshops, job postings to career advising, Andy and his team support Drexel students.
Andy graduated from Grove City College where he earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he went to earn his MS in Secondary Education from Slippery Rock University. After college, Andy accepted a position leading the engineering recruiting efforts of Metrologic Instruments helping Metrologic grow into an international leader in scanning technology. Andy went on to manage employee relations for Ryan Homes in the northeast.
Prior to joining Drexel, he was a Senior Human Resources Associate with the Siegfried Group, the nation's only CPA firm dedicated exclusively to providing Fortune 1000 companies and other major organizations with ready access to consultant-quality accounting and finance professionals.