Library and Technology Services
The exponential growth and increasing sophistication of information technology offer new and exciting opportunities for enhanced teaching, learning, and research. At Lehigh University, one merged organization called Library and Technology Services (LTS) delivers communications, computing, distance education administration, enterprise systems implementation, faculty development, library, and media services to capitalize on these new opportunities. Additional information about Library and Technology Services can be found at www.lehigh.edu/lts.
Lehigh University has two major library facilities, the Linderman Library and the Fairchild-Martindale Library. The Lehigh University library collection comprises over one million volumes. Subscriptions to periodicals are mostly in electronic format, and the collection of ebooks is growing at a rapid rate.
The historic Linderman Library reopened after an extensive renovation as a showcase for humanities programs and collections, as well as an intellectual center for the campus at large. The 1878 high Victorian rotunda and the 1929 grand reading room were retained in all their magnificence. Among the new features are: seminar rooms, a computer classroom, exhibition space, group studies, a cafe, and wireless throughout. Linderman houses books and journals in the humanities and Lehigh’s impressive collection of rare books including Darwin’s Origin of Species and John James Audubon’s four-volume elephant folio edition of Birds of America. Digital library projects highlight various aspects of the collection from “Digital Bridges” (books on 19th century bridge construction and “Beyond Steel” (materials examining the social and cultural impact of the Lehigh Valley’s industrial past) to the Brown and White student newspaper archive. In addition, Special Collections holds numerous archival collections that focus on industrial and regional history.
The Fairchild-Martindale Library contains electronic and print books and journals in all branches of science, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, including business and education. It provides collaborative learning spaces, wireless connectivity, and comfortable lounge areas. As a government depository of long standing, the Fairchild-Martindale Library holds print and electronic federal and Pennsylvania documents.
The Libraries offer students, faculty, and staff a full range of electronic journals, full text and image databases easily accessible from on and off campus. The library web page library.lehigh.edu serves as a gateway to these resources, as well as encompassing news items, a blog, library hours, and an invaluable set of library research guides (Libguides). The web page also provides quick access to most library services and to research assistance. Interlibrary loan via ILLiad or PALCI (Pennsylvania academic libraries) allows for rapid and easy borrowing from collections in other libraries. There is also desktop delivery of scanned articles in Lehigh’s print journal collection (JSCAN). Students and faculty may borrow books directly from other academic libraries in the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC).
Networking and Voice Communications
Lehigh University is a “wired” campus in every sense of the word. A highspeed fiber optic backbone network ties together campus buildings and student residences, including fraternities and sororities. The Campus Portal allows each member of the Lehigh community to fully customize their access to web-based information and applications. Student computer use in the residences is supported by the WIRED program. Staff communicate with students in advance of their arrival at Lehigh to identify for them compatible hardware and software for use on the campus network. When students bring their computers to campus, staff assist them with their initial setup and provide continuing assistance with any networking problems throughout the semester. The front line WIRED consultants are well-trained students who live in the residences and can readily provide prompt, onsite assistance. See www.lehigh.edu/wired.
Lehigh also provides secure wireless connectivity in many campus settings – see www.lehigh.edu/wireless. Through Lehigh’s enterprise systems, convenient interactive services such as online course registration and online grades are offered to students. There is also a parent portal configured to parent’s needs and interests. Library and Technology Services supports a telephone system.
Providing technology and consulting services to support classroom teaching, laboratories, and other aspects of the academic and research programs is a strategic priority for Lehigh University. About 600 Windows and Macintosh personal computers are distributed across campus for convenient use by students at more than 27 computing sites. For example, there are more than 100 computers in the libraries and computing center, and 100 in Rauch Business Center. A twenty-four hour site at Grace Hall has 30+ machines. There are e-readers, tablets, and portable laptops equipped with wireless networking available for short-term loan at the Libraries and at the Media Center.
Students and faculty have access to site-licensed software applications and central file storage from on and off campus. LTS provides software at public sites such as desk top publishing and graphics software, programming languages, mathematical and statistical packages, and specialized applications for engineering, scientific publishing, and creative writing.
Lehigh provides access to a variety of high performance computing systems suitable for large scale computation and compute-intensive applications. These systems contain over 2000 processing cores and over 4 terabytes of memory available to tackle the most complex and demanding research projects. For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/computing/hpc. University computing capacity and Internet bandwidth are continuously being increased to meet escalating demand and the campus is also connected to the research-based Internet2 network.
The Technology Resource Learning Center supports faculty innovation -- see the Faculty Development section of this catalog for details. Library and Technology Services provides technical support for the many computer classrooms, suitable for individual “hands-on” instruction. 85% of all Lehigh University classrooms are equipped with permanently-installed computer projection systems. Laptops and portable computer projectors are available through Instructional Media Services to enable faculty or students to give computer-based presentations in any space.
Instructional Media Services
Instructional Media Services operates two facilities in Fairchild Library to provide students with access to and instruction in a wide range of media resources: the Media Center and the Digital Media Studio. The Media Center offers a variety of media resources including scanning, an extensive media collection, and loaner projectors, laptops and audio recorders. Videos and DVDS are available for viewing in the Center (all users) and for short-term loan (faculty and graduate students). The Center coordinates their acquisition for classroom use. The Media Center is also the location of Lehigh’s Technology Resource Learning Center which offers faculty the services of instructional designers and the use of a high technology demonstration classroom with Internet2 teleconferencing capability.
The Digital Media Studio offers students and faculty consulting assistance, a video editing lab, and a wide range of technology to support the creation of professional audio, graphic, and video materials for classroom presentations, projects, and portfolios. Students can scan and edit text, and these images can be output to printers or to computer files for further manipulation. Digital still and video cameras, a video and photography studio, and editing software facilitate the production of audio and video material to support the academic program.
A third media facility, the International Multimedia Resource Center (IMRC), is located in nearby Maginnes Hall. The IMRC trains students to produce web-based, graphic, video projects and consults with faculty wishing to explore new approaches to educational technology. It conducts workshops in web-authoring and multimedia production, and includes flexible seating, a web-capture whiteboard, scanners, a slide scanner, computer and viewing stations, as well as the technology to support it as the campus broadcasting hub.
The library, computing center, and most distributed computing facilities are open seven days per week and for evening hours during the fall and spring semesters. During final exams the Fairchild-Martindale Library is open 24 hours. For most of these hours, a help desk located at the Fairchild-Martindale Library provides general help for students and faculty onsite and for telephone inquiries relating to both library research and computing. Help desk staff refer more specialized questions to experts as needed.
Students may also take advantage of virtual help desks where they enter the questions or problems relating to library research, computing hardware or software, or telecommunications at any hour of the day or night for response at a later time, usually within one working day. Most library and computing services are available electronically, for example, interlibrary loan and seminar registrations. “Live chat” library reference and computing help services are also available during many hours.
Each semester Library and Technology Services offers an extensive program of seminars and course-based instructional sessions for students. Attendees learn how to use software applications, library resources, and the Web-authoring tools. LTS professionals work closely with faculty to integrate library, computing and media resources into the curriculum. They facilitate the use of course management software, online courses of various kinds, and course projects in a wide range of disciplines using interactive Web sites created by faculty and students.
Through seminars and policies on the use of print and electronic resources, students are taught computer ethics, recommended computing practices such as frequent backup and password changes, and an understanding and respect for state and federal laws governing copyright, privacy, and destruction or vandalism of library resources or computer systems, networks, databases or software. A free electronic newsletter, LTS Digest, with quick tips and updates is published throughout the year and is available to students who subscribe. There is also a newsletter, the LTS Connection.
Library and Technology Services maintains a variety of facilities for printing, scanning, copying, and duplicating within the constraints of copyright and yearly paper consumption restrictions. In the library, public photocopiers, scanners, and microform printers are maintained for convenience in copying print or microform resources. The Digital Media Studio (described under Instructional Media Services) can duplicate audio and video resources. There are printers at most computing sites. Students are strongly encouraged to print responsibly by using the duplex feature, never printing multiple copies, and examining documents to eliminate unneeded sections before printing.
Student assistants are essential for the operation of most Library and Technology Services functions. Working for LTS, graduate and undergraduate students gain valuable skills and good work habits. At the job fair, held each fall, there are opportunities to learn in-depth about the jobs available.
Lehigh University Art Galleries – Museum Operation (LUAG)
The Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) are visual laboratories that maintain and develop the university’s teaching art collection, and present temporary exhibitions designed to make visual literacy a result of the university learning experience. More than twenty exhibitions a year in six campus galleries introduce students and the community to current topics in art, architecture, history, science, and technology. The exhibition schedule is supplemented by lectures, films, workshops, and research opportunities in the teaching collection. The galleries occupy exhibition, storage, office and workshop space in several campus locations. The Main Gallery and Lower Gallery teaching collection exhibitions are in the Zoellner Arts Center. Other galleries are: DuBois Gallery, Maginnes Hall; the Gallery at Rauch Business Center; Girdler Student Gallery, University Center; and Siegel Gallery, Iacocca Hall on the Mountaintop Campus. The Muriel and Philip Berman Sculpture Gardens are located on Memorial Walkway, Mountaintop Campus, and Saucon Fields on the Murray H. Goodman campus. The Ralph L. Wilson Study Gallery is located in Building J, Mountaintop Campus and available by appointment. LUAG offices are in the Zoellner Arts Center.
Exhibitions & Programs
Exhibitions and gallery events supplement formal classroom study in the visual arts, create educational opportunities for the entire student body, and enrich the cultural life of the campus and the community at large. The annual schedule includes the exhibition of works from the teaching collection, the use of borrowed objects, and traveling exhibitions on loan from major museums and cultural institutions. Experts in various fields serve as guest curators of special project exhibitions as well as artists in residence. Interdepartmental projects encourage increased involvement by faculty and students. Undergraduates may take advantage of courses in museum studies including internship and independent study in the collection.
Lehigh University’s teaching art collection is a work/study collection intended as a resource for students pursuing formal study in the visual arts, Art & Architecture History and museum studies, for the faculty, and for interested members of the community. Each year, several exhibitions are prepared from the collection and works are loaned to major museums throughout the nation.
The teaching art collection consists of a variety of works by Old Masters and contemporary artists. Important collection groups include: the Marion B. Grace Collection of European Paintings (Gainsborough, Reynolds, Goya, Hobbema, Hoppner, and others); the Dreyfus Collection of French Paintings (Bonnard, Sisley, Vuillard, Courbet); the Ralph L. Wilson Collection of American Art (paintings by Prendergast, Sloan, Henri, Lawson, Bellows, Davies, Burchfield; prints by Whistler, Hassam, Motherwell, Johns, Rauschenberg, Calder, Warhol); the Prasse Collection of Prints (Delacroix, Matisse, Renoir, Kent, Kunyoshi, Rivera); the Philip and Muriel Berman Collection of Contemporary Sculpture (Kadishman, Unger, Tumarkin, Bertoia, Shaw and Segal).
Among various interconnected collections within the overall teaching collection are the Fearnside Collection of European Old Master Prints and Drawings; the Baker Collection of Chinese Porcelains; the Langermann Collection of Pre-Columbian and Ethnographic Sculpture; the Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams African Collection (gold weights of the Akan and West African objects); the Photography Collection (Fox-Talbot, Warhol, Atget, Steiner, Mendieta, Kasebier, Brandt, Siskind, Martinez-Canas, Serrano); the Latin American Collection (Morell, Chambi, Bedia, Ayon) and the Contemporary Prints and Drawings Collection (Bearden, Rivers, Soto, Ruscha, Tobey, Kitaj, MarcaRelli, Cruz Azaceta, Segal, Lam, Picasso, Llinas, Golub, Jimenez, Piper, Young, Simpson).
Lehigh’s Faculty Development Program aims to foster excellence in teaching and learning by providing faculty with tools, development opportunities, workshops, and consultation services.
As part of the Lehigh Lab—Lehigh’s award winning campus wide initiative to advance the adoption of innovative technologies and techniques that enhance teaching, learning, and research—Faculty Development works closely with the other divisions of Library and Technology Services to provide a coordinated array of support for faculty. Faculty looking for assistance with instructional technology are encouraged to arrange a visit to the the Technology Resource Learning Center (TRLC), located in the Fairchild-Martindale Library Media Center, or the Digital Media Studio. Faculty seeking help developing effective writing assignments to teach disciplinary subject matter and communication skills are encouraged to meet with Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator. The Lehigh Lab also houses the TRAC (Technology, Research and Communications) Writing Fellows Program, which trains students to serve as peer tutors in discipline-based courses and consult with faculty on developing effective writing assignments.
The Director of Faculty Development offers confidential, voluntary consultations with faculty about their teaching, which may include discussions of effective approaches to teaching, classroom observation visits, informal mid-semester evaluations of classes, assistance with course development questions, and advice on the effective incorporation of academic technology into courses.
Dr. Gregory Reihman, Director of Faculty Development, may be contacted at 610-758-6840 or email@example.com. Dr. Gregory Skutches, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator, may be contacted at 610-758-4932 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Faculty Development web site is accessible at www.lehigh.edu/~infdli. Writing Across the Curriculum website is at http://www.lehigh.edu/~inwxc/.
Lehigh University Press
Lehigh University Press represents a clear expression of faculty and institutional commitment to the advancement of scholarship. Press management rests with a Director, Monica Najar (History), and with an Editorial Board comprised of university faculty.
The Press is interested in all fine scholarship but has strength in Studies in Eighteenth-Century America and the Transatlantic World. By linking the name of the university to a list of exemplary work by scholars across the nation, the Press reinforces the value of excellence in scholarship for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students alike. Recent publications by the Press have won national awards, including Patricia D’Antonio, Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia (2006: The American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year) and Sarah Fatherly, Gentlewomen and Learned Ladies: Women and Elite Formation in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia (2010: The Philip S. Klein Prize for the best book on a topic that illuminates the history of Pennsylvania).
Recent publications include: Jean R. Soderland and Catherine S. Parsynski, Backcountry Crucibles: The Lehigh Valley from Settlement to Steel; Charles K. Jones, Francis Johnson (1792-1844): Chronicle of a Black Musician in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia; Dorothy T. Potter, Food for Apollo: Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia; Mark E. Blum, Kafka’s Social Discourse: An Aesthetic Search for Community; Anthony E. Clark, “China’s Saints” Catholic Martyrdom during the Qing (1644-1911); Kenneth C. Wolensky, The Life of Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader: Challenging Complacency; Franklin L. Kury, Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections; John C. Greene, Theatre in Dublin 1745-1820 (8 vols., 1-2 History, 3-8 Calendar); Robert J. Houle, Making African Christianity: Africans Reimaging Their Faith in Colonial South Africa; William Pencak, Contested Commonwealths: Essays in American History; Connie A. Shemo, The Chinese Medical Ministries of Kang Cheng and Shi Meiyu, 1872-1937, on a Cross-Cultural Frontier of Gender, Race, and Nation; Deborah Logan, ed., Harriet Martineau and the Irish Question, Amalia Ran, Made of Shores: Judeo-Argentinian Fiction Revisited.
For more information, contact Lehigh University Press, Lehigh University, B040 Christmas-Saucon Hall, 14 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Phone: 610-758-3933. Fax: 610-758-6331. Website: http://inpress.sites.lehigh.edu/index/php.
Resources for Students
The Student Affairs division is dedicated to fostering student success by providing a balanced, rich and integrated living and learning environment. Virtually every student enrolled is touched by Student Affairs, beginning with orientation through the Office of First-Year Experience, and continuing through programs devoted to leadership development, community service, residential life, activities, academic support, a vibrant campus life and advocacy and equity programs. Students are supported through the Health and Wellness Center and Counseling and Psychological Services, and our highly trained and fully accredited Lehigh University Police Department, which collectively work to ensure a safe and healthy living environment. I encourage you to visit our departmental websites to learn more about each of these areas.
Student Affairs http://lehigh.edu/~instuaff/
Dean of Students http://lehigh.edu/~indost/
Counseling and Psychological Services http://lehigh.edu/~incso/
Health and Wellness Center http://lehigh.edu/health/
Lehigh University Police Department http://lehigh.edu/~inlpd/
Alcohol, Drugs, and Other Lifestyle Choices Programs
At Lehigh University, alcohol, drug and other addiction services are provided as a resource for students directly and indirectly affected by alcohol and/or drug use or concerned about other lifestyle choices such as excessive gambling and internet use. Services are offered through the University Counseling & Psychological Services (UCPS) office, and counselors are able to meet with students in a confidential setting to discuss personal choices and concerns; determine whether engaging in particular behaviors is negatively affecting personal goals and quality of life; and collaborate together in identifying strategies to initiate change and develop a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
These services include a variety of resources to assist students, including confidential brief individual counseling and group therapy; consultation for students concerned about friends; and referral to outside treatment programs and community resources. On-campus counseling may allow students to successfully enter into recovery without having to disrupt their university careers. At other times, referrals to in-patient or outpatient treatment programs can be made. Aftercare services can be provided once a student returns to campus, utilizing on-campus counseling or by referral to 12-step group meetings held on campus and in the surrounding community.
In addition, counseling staff members are available to lead outreach discussions on various topics including alcohol and other drugs, gambling, and peak performance lifestyle choices. Students are strongly encouraged to contact any of the UCPS staff by phone (610-758-3880) or e-mail (email@example.com) to answer further questions about available services, or to visit the 4th floor of Johnson Hall during office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some additional evening hours), Monday through Friday.
Disability Support Services
In accordance with the federal legislation, specifically Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the recently amended Americans with Disabilities Act (2008), Lehigh University is committed to ensuring equal access to students who are substantially limited by a disability. Services for students with a documented disability who are in need of academic support services are coordinated by the Dean of Students Office (610-758-4152). Services for students with physical disabilities who require assistance with nonacademic needs are coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, in conjunction with Facilities Services. Students requesting accommodations must present the University with current and comprehensive documentation. For more information refer to our website at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inacsup/disabilities/
Health & Wellness Center
The university offers health services to all students at the Health and Wellness Center in Johnson Hall. Clinicians including physicians and nurse practitioners see patients by appointment 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. A registered nurse is present to see patients on Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a provider always on call. Saturday clinics are for urgent issues only. During breaks and summers, hours are shortened.
Nurses and providers treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. Gynecologic care is available, and allergy injections can be administered. Some laboratory studies can be done at the Health Center; students are referred to local facilities for X-rays. Patients are referred to local medical and surgical specialists when indicated. More seriously ill students are sent to a local hospital Emergency Department.
Incoming students must comply with immunization requirements. There is no charge for most of the care provided to students. Exceptions include referrals to physicians, labs, hospitals or other medical facilities outside the student Health and Wellness Center. A low-cost university-sponsored insurance plan is available, which complements the services of the Health Center. Families are urged to review existing insurance coverage and to consider purchasing the university sponsored plan if they are not adequately covered. Students should carry their insurance cards with them and know which lab they can utilize to facilitate outside lab testing.
The Director of Health Promotions arranges for educational programming, trains student peer educators, and coordinates with other university departments to promote a healthy campus environment.
For more information, please consult our web page at www.lehigh.edu/health.
Counseling and Psychological Service
The University Counseling and Psychological Service, at 610-758-3880, is located on the fourth floor of Johnson Hall. The office is open from 8:00 - 5:00 (with some additional evening hours), Monday through Friday. Most services are free of charge. Counselors are available for 24-hour emergency consultations via campus police (610-758-4200).
Philosophy & Mission
The University Counseling and Psychological Service (UCPS) is dedicated to the belief that a person’s college years are a time of challenge, inquiry, experimentation, productivity and change. Services are designed to help students not only manage crises, but to thrive in meaningful ways . . . to grow in self-understanding in order to make more satisfying and better use of their personal and interpersonal resources. Individual contacts, group therapy, faculty and staff consultation, and numerous outreach activities are some of the primary means by which the mission is accomplished. UCPS staff members are committed to providing assistance to all registered Lehigh students interested in personal, social, and academic growth and discovery, and to the larger campus community through consultation, teaching, research, and various other types of involvement.
To accomplish its mission, and while upholding the established state and APA (American Psychological Association) ethical principles and code of conduct for psychologists, the UCPS provides a variety of services to the Lehigh University community including:
Crisis Intervention Services
The UCPS provides assistance to individuals and groups in crisis. Psychologists provide 24-hour coverage through the campus dispatcher (call dispatcher at 758-4200 and ask for psychologist on call).
Group and Individual Psychotherapy
Ongoing group and relatively brief individual counseling and psychotherapy services are available for registered students. Although students do not have direct access to a university psychiatrist, counselors in an ongoing working relationship with a student may schedule meetings with the UCPS consulting psychiatrist to discuss additional treatment options. All counseling services within the UCPS are confidential.
The UCPS provides programming focused on the developmental needs of college students—designed to enhance the capacity of students to maximize their personal, social, and academic potential. These presentations occur in various settings, including living residences, classrooms, athletic sites, and meeting rooms across the university. Topics may include issues related to race, eating and body image, sexuality, drinking and other drug use, study styles, athletic performance, grieving, stress, and relationships.
Assessment and Evaluation
Upon request and when appropriate, UCPS personnel administer and use personality and career exploration instruments. They also utilize a wide variety of assessment tools when assisting groups and individual students.
Staff members provide consultative services to the university community with the objective of helping students, faculty and staff identify and resolve difficulties that may be exerting a negative effect on some individual, group, or system. This may include the use of referral resources within the university or in the local community.
One component of UCPS work is to help persons such as residence life staff, peer counselors, university personnel, student leaders, and faculty more effectively advise, counsel, interact and communicate with others. A second component is to enhance the development of persons specifically interested in securing the identity and skills of a psychologist - these typically being advanced graduate students, doctoral level interns, and professional staff.
Staff of the UCPS advocate for those students and groups who struggle for understanding and respect in a society sometimes blinded by traditional norms and expectations. Through dialogue, education, programming, consultation, and direct service, the staff is committed to being engaged with issues such as racism, sexism, and other practices that destroy self and group esteem.
Center for Academic Success: University Center 403
Mastering time management, study skills appropriate for college level courses, as well as specific subject matter is imperative for academic success. The Center for Academic Success provides undergraduate and graduate tutors for most first and second year courses as well as study skills strategies and presentations to individual students and student groups. Center staff members work closely with other Academic Support Services to ensure that students are supported in their academic endeavors.
The Writing and Math Center: 110 Drown
Success at Lehigh depends, in part, on mastery of a number of advanced academic skills. The Writing and Math Center supports these vital academic abilities, providing trained consultants in writing and math. The Center provides individual or small group tutoring for students enrolled in undergraduate math courses, and writing consultation in all areas for students and for the Lehigh community. Tutoring and consultations are provided by graduate students; the service is free of charge.
One function of a college education is to foster the growth and development of the student to prepare for a meaningful and satisfying life after college. Lehigh provides career planning services for undergraduate and graduate students as an integral part of the career development process.
Career planning can best be described as an educational process through which students (1) identify and develop their abilities, aptitudes, and interests; (2) learn the relationship between their capabilities and interests, their university experiences, and professional opportunities outside the university; and (3) prepare for those opportunities.
Career Services assists students through the process of researching targeted organizations that provide the types of work desired, interviewing for specific positions through which career or professional interests can be satisfied, and then selecting from the available options the one that best meets the student’s needs. This part of the process requires students to develop skills in such areas as effective resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, and individual job search strategies to enhance productive interactions with employers.
The goals of this process are: to enable Lehigh students to think of themselves as educated individuals with skills and abilities of value to employers; to think in terms of functional responsibilities rather than simply linking major subjects to jobs; to acquire and develop the skills necessary to become self-reliant and informed decision-makers; to prepare for a competitive job market; and to develop the potential to become self-reliant managers of their own careers.
The Office of Career Services is committed to the preparation and education of all Lehigh students during the transition from the academic environment to the work place. Career Services offers the following resources and services to help students prepare for professional opportunities after graduation:
Career Counseling. Students may meet with professional counselors to discuss their career options and goals, individual job-search strategies, effective interviewing, and related interests. Self-assessment tools are available to assist students in identifying interests, skills and values.
Career Services Ambassadors. Ambassadors are student volunteers who have applied and interviewed to be trained to provide career assistance to their peers. Ambassadors are available throughout the semester to students who walk in with quick questions regarding resume assistance, the LUCIE system, library resources, and general job searching help.
Career Resources. Among the resources available in the Career Library are books and articles on career planning, current information on career opportunities, occupational information, graduate school resources, job search directories, a library of employer literature, and a database of alumni contacts who have volunteered to assist students with their job search strategies. Students may obtain our Career Planning Guide that describes how to use the on-campus interviewing system, prepare for interviews and plant/office visits, write resumes and cover letters, and develop individual strategies.
Workshops and Special Programs. Throughout the year counselors conduct a variety of seminars and presentations in collaboration with academic departments, professional societies, and other interested campus organizations. Workshops are offered on resume writing, interviewing techniques, networking, career portfolios, job searching and internet strategies. Special programs are conducted each semester, including career panels and mini career classes.
Experiential Education. Experiential Education programs are designed to enable Lehigh students to make educated decisions about career choices. Through participation in these programs, students gain firsthand knowledge and experience in a particular career field. Experiential Education programs include: internships, part-time positions, externships and cooperative education.
On-Campus Interviewing. Career Services works with over 200 organizations that interview on campus each year. Students utilize web-based software called LUCIE (Lehigh University Career Information Exchange) to view job openings, apply for positions using an on-line resume and sign-up electronically for specific interview times. Employers interview undergraduate and graduate candidates from all four colleges. Each year the OCI program is kicked off by a Career Fair that showcases nearly 200 employers interested in recruiting Lehigh students.
LUCIE. LUCIE is a searchable job listing database available on Career Service’s Web Page at www.lehigh.edu/careerservices. Job openings for internships, full-time and advanced-level positions can be searched by employer, location, job function, or major. Undergraduates and graduate students from all four colleges will find listings related to their fields of study.
Pre-professional Advising. The pre-professional advisor, along with a faculty advisory committee, provides information and guidance to candidates pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions, including individualized advising, special programs on health-related topics and field trips. In addition, information and assistance is provided for students interested in law school and legal careers.
The office is open throughout the year. The main phone number is (610)-758-3710 and the website is www.lehigh.edu/careerservices.
Office of Fellowship Advising
The Office of Fellowship Advising (OFA) helps Lehigh undergraduates apply for competitive national fellowships and scholarships. It publicizes opportunities, oversees the selection of candidates for awards that require university nomination and, with the assistance of Fellowship Advisors, guides students through frequently complicated application procedures.
The OFA web-site (http://www.lehigh.edu/~inofa/) contains descriptions of a wide variety of fellowships and scholarships, with links to the foundations’ official sites. The descriptions are divided into two categories. “Undergraduate Awards” are grants which students hold before taking their bachelor’s degrees and, in a few cases, during the summer following graduation. “Graduate Awards” are fellowships for which students apply either as seniors or as graduate students. Other sections of the site provide three types of information: the latest news and deadlines of the major awards; advice about how to present an effective application; and a compendium of publications, databases, and web-sites pertaining to awards in general.
Students who are interested in applying for awards and faculty members working with motivated, well-qualified students are encouraged to contact the OFA director, Richard Barsness (firstname.lastname@example.org), or email@example.com.