Career Center – Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College’s Career Center features a mix of offices, flexible meeting spaces, and impromptu gathering spaces. The new Career Center is part of the expansion and enhancement of The J. Conrad and Hazel J. Seegers Union.

Expanding into the Future

The Seegers Union expansion consists of an additional 42,000 square feet for classrooms and provides needed space for the Career Center. Located at the corner of Chew Street and Academic Row, the building offers an inviting entry to encourage student engagement. Glass walls at the ground level highlight the activity space and celebrate the active engaging space. Along the Chew Street elevation, a new terrace is integrated to emphasize indoor/outdoor connections.

A three-story addition will provide a home for the College’s Career Center. The new space in Seegers will allow the Career Center to provide more robust professional development programs to both students and alumni. A combination of multi-functional gathering spaces, virtual interview rooms, and technology-ready seminar and training rooms creates a dynamic and vibrant setting. Both internal resources and community business connections can utilize these areas.

Career Center Design Features Flexibility

The Center provides a diverse mix of offices, flexible meeting spaces, and impromptu gathering spaces. Here, students can polish a resume as well as prepare for interviews with prospective employers. Two large flexible classrooms have the option to be used individually or combined for larger gatherings. This space is accessed off the hall adjacent to breakout space and is usable by other departments even when the Career Center is closed.

Many unique common areas with flexible furniture, soft seating, and interactive technology foster a variety of working environments. Students and alumni from all disciplines can work independently or with others. The meeting rooms and seminar spaces also support and enhance the Career Center’s experiential programs. The Career Road Trips program introduces students to alumni-connected organizations in diverse career fields such as media, finance, sciences and the arts. This allows for expanded networking opportunities during Alumni Week and connects students with alumni who studied the same majors.