Professional Development

Professional Development

Career Development

These services are not intended for students still enrolled in high school.

Individual Career Counseling

Covers in depth what you need to know about yourself and the labor market in order to take charge of your life and move ahead. Helps you focus on skills, preferences, values and motivations. Day and evening appointments are available. For more information and to register, you must call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 2141 / Length: four 1-hour sessions

CRN 401, By appointment
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $225
Non-Sponsoring: $255

Myers-Briggs by Appointment

Knowing your personality type can be helpful in understanding yourself and others, making a career choice and interacting in the workplace. Take the self-scoring Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and meet with a qualified Myers-Briggs counselor for a one-hour interpretation session. For information and to register, you must call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 3233 / Length: one 1-hour session following test

CRN 408, By appointment
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $75
Non-Sponsoring: $85

Launch Your Career Comeback

WOMEN – Invest 11 weeks preparing to launch your career comeback. Identify employable strengths, values, skills, MBTI personality type and previous work experience and use the information to identify jobs that fit your skills and personality. Increase confidence and job search motivation. Create a professional resume, develop a LinkedIn Profile and practice being an effective interviewer. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324.

CAR 5598 / Length: 22 hours

CRN 2529, Tuesdays
Feb. 24-May 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $125
Non-Sponsoring: $175

Navigating Your Career in Challenging Times

Unemployed or feeling trapped in your current career? Learn how to assess your current situation, develop strategies, and take steps to gain greater control and fulfillment in a challenging job market. For more information, call the Career Center at 610-359-5324. 

CAR 4118 / Length: 20 hours

CRN 1319, Mondays
Feb. 23-May 4, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $114
Non-Sponsoring: $163

Resume Writing Boot Camp

In today’s competitive job marked, a powerful resume is critical to landing job interview. This two-session course on the elements of a compelling resume will assist you in revamping your current resume or creating a brand new one. Learn to write a dynamic cover letter to accompany your compelling resume. Interested in applying for a specific job? Bring the posting with you. This workshop is intended for those with a job target in mind. Those who need assistance with a career goal should call the Career and Counseling Center at 610-359-5324 for further information.

CAR 5597 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 2530, Thursdays
Nov. 13-20, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

CRN 3107, Thursdays
March 5-12, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Free


Small Business Resources

How to Start a Small Business

For those considering starting a small business. Covers legal issues, business plans, market research,
management, accounting, insurance, site selection and electronic equipment. Book included.

CAR 3427 / Length: 10 hours

CRN 1321, Tuesdays
Feb. 3-March 3, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $189
Non-Sponsoring: $229

Create Your Business Plan

The essential sections of a business plan are identified and explained, as are financial documentation
requirements. Includes tips for evaluating potential profitability of your business.

CAR 3180 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 2882, Wednesdays
March 4-8, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $59
Non-Sponsoring: $79

Grant Writing and Research

Find out what it takes to prepare a successful proposal for funding for your organization, and learn the requirements of private foundations, public agencies and other funding sources. Prepare letters of inquiry, budget forms and grant applications, and become familiar with productive Internet sites in searching for funding resources.

CAR 3508 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 2054, March 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 894, Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Exton Center

CRN 549, Wednesdays
April 8-15, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $85
Non-Sponsoring $115

Grant Writing II

Experience all aspects of proposal writing. Includes creating a project that fits funders’ guidelines, appropriate writing styles, developing a proposal strategy and plan for evaluation that fits funders’ requirements, and hands-on experience in writing a proposal. Samples provided.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours

CRN 2055, Monday, April 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 895, Friday, March 13
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 1084, Wednesdays
April 29-May 6, 6-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $129
Non-Sponsoring: $179

Public Relations Tactics

Learn ways to promote and build your business or nonprofit at minimal expense, focusing on writing and distributing press releases. Explore story angles, inverted pyramid, formats and outlets.

CAR 4146 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 2883, Tuesdays
Feb. 3-10, 8:05-10:05 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119

Developing Corporate Sponsorship

Learn how to identify and cultivate sponsors and when to ask for sponsorship. Learn which documents may need to be created, and the best marketing tactics and publications. Silent Auctions and event related sponsorships will also be discussed.

CAR 3882 / Length: 4 hours

CRN 2884, Wednesdays
April 15-22, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $89
Non-Sponsoring: $119


Career Training

Professional Wedding Planner

For professionals or professional training for a career. Includes organizing a wedding day, preparing a budget, understanding customs and etiquette, choosing venues, dressing reception tables, and negotiating contracts.

CAR 3705 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2104, Fridays
April 24-May 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $139
Non-Sponsoring: $169

Event Planning

Whether you are a seminar, conference, retreat, fundraiser or personal event coordinator, you need sound planning and project management skills. See how to get organized, set goals and pull it off—on time, on budget and without a hitch.

CAR 3382 / Length: 6 hours

CRN 1095, Friday, Feb. 20
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 1561, Friday, March 6
9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

Cost: Sponsoring $119
Non-Sponsoring: $159

Event Planning II

Go beyond event coordination to creative funding strategies and effective follow-up plans, forming and working effectively with a committee, and implementing a public relations plan.

CAR 3700 / Length: 6 hours

CRN 2885, Friday, April 3
9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Upper Darby Center

CRN 1542, Friday, Feb. 27
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $119
Non-Sponsoring: $159

Introduction to Mixology

Prepare yourself for a career in bartending. Learn the recipes and preparation of 20-30 basic mixed drinks and various bar setups for restaurant, home and catering applications; become cognizant of liquor laws and responsible consumption of alcohol; and acquire skills in being relaxed and professional behind the bar. Book included.

CAR 2469 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 1541, Mondays
March 23-April 27, 6-8 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $139
Non-Sponsoring: $169

Getting Paid to Talk

Explore aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet. Course covers all the basics of how to be successful in this exciting field and provides an opportunity to record a commercial script. Make money with your voice!

CAR 5480 / Length: 2.5 hours

CRN 2149
Thursday, March 5
6:30-9 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring: $45
Non-Sponsoring: $54

Life Coaching—The Profession

Coaching is a distinct skill set and process for professional and personal transformation. Learn to distinguish coaching from counseling, therapy and consulting, and develop skills in helping others discover their strengths, set goals, and achieve them. Then reinforce your new language and communication process, learning methods to attract and retain clients, and strengthen your coaching business foundation.

CAR 4135 / Length: 16 hours

CRN 1229, Saturdays
Feb. 21-March 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: Sponsoring $145
Non-Sponsoring $185

Career Exploration

Deciding on a career? Changing careers? Identify exciting choices while you explore careers in the fields of Allied Health, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Building Trades, and Business/Information Technology.

CAR 5585 / Length: 32 hours