Career Development Center

Real World Experience @Desales

From the moment you step on campus, we'll start preparing you to soar. We'll help get you ready for the "real world" and give you the tools you’ll need for success.

After graduation, you’ll be ready for what’s next. Graduate school. Career. Whatever it is you want to do, you’ll have the strong academic credentials, commanding resume, and valuable communication and leadership skills you need. 

Our career development center can help you strategically showcase your skills and stand out from a sea of competitors. We start early by helping you define your goals and make the right major and career choices. Job shadowing, learning to network, practice for interviews, and preparing your resume are all part of the process.




There’s no question that it helps to know people. With a strong alumni network of people who know what a degree from DeSales U means, you’ll find a number of doors already open. Our students also benefit from a different kind of network: the international Salesian network. We have partnerships with the Missionaries of St. Francis and the Salesians of Don Bosco for international learning experiences and internship opportunities, including internships at the Vatican.  


As a DeSales student, you’ll have many opportunities to take part in internships for academic credit.  It's a wonderful way to gain a lot of hands-on experience, build up your resume and make important connections!

Recent internship sites have included:

  • Philadelphia Flyers

  • RCA Records

  • Rodale Inc; Men's Health, Bicycle Magazine 

  • Lehigh County Controller 

  • Mayo Clinic, Arizona 

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • 6ABC

  • B.Braun Medical Inc.

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network

  • Lehigh County Courthouse: Juvenile Probation Office

  • Lehigh University Athletics

  • Pontifical Council at the Vatican(Rome, Italy)

  • Lehigh County Computer Crimes Task Force

  • Enterprise Holdings 

  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas

  • Air Products and Chemicals

  • Price Waterhouse Cooper

  • Allentown Police Department

  • Americorps, Vista

  • CBS Interactive

  • Northwestern Mutual

  • Lehigh Valley International Airport

  • Mack Trucks

  • Lehigh County Regional Intelligence