Career Development

Office of Career Development at Ambler

West Hall Room 109

Career Development at Ambler, an integral part of the Academic Advising office, is committed to providing the resources to guide students through the job search process and teach them the skills necessary to make educated career decisions. Career Development services are designed to:

  • Assist with career self-assessment and selection of major and career choice.

  • Facilitate career transitions and exploration of employment options.

  • Teach the job search process and the skills necessary to make career-related decisions.

  • Facilitate contact between students and employing organizations.

Extern Program

The Extern program offers students an opportunity to explore career ambitions and alternatives in a professional setting. An externship is similar to an internship; however, the program only lasts for two weeks. It is usually offered during the winter break and students are able to earn either two or three credits for successful completion of their work experience and academic assignments.

Earn Credits Through Temple Ambler’s Externship Program

Download an externship application online

Download a consent form

Earn credits during the winter break, gain professional experience to add to your résumé and shadow a professional in your ideal career choice by taking part in the Temple University Ambler Externship program!

The Externship Program offers students a combination of work experience and college credits from January 3 to 12. Students additionally attend online classes on Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4 and class at Temple University Ambler on Friday, January 5. A shuttle will be available for students from the Ambler Train Station to the Ambler Campus. Site shadowing will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, January 12.

Students earn two or three credits for successful completion of their work experience and academic assignments.

Applications for the Externship Program are due by Monday, December 4 (date extended). While submitting the application, make an appointment with the Externship Coordinator in the Ambler Campus Office of Academic Advising and Career Development, West Hall Room 109. Students that need background checks for their externship placement should apply as early as possible. Please be sure to additionally fill out a consent form.

For additional information or to apply contact Lucille D’Emilio-Wilkinson, Career Coordinator, at or 267-468-8241.

Extern Program - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Extern Program? The Extern Program is an experiential learning program that offers students a combination of work experience and college credits.  Students “shadow” professionals at a business related to their field of study and intended career. 

  • When does the externship take place? Temple University Ambler’s Extern Program placement is from January 3 to 13, 2017, a portion of the winter break. Classes are held on Thursday, December 22 and Monday, January 9 (full days) and one online class to be announced. The course is scheduled at the Ambler Campus. A shuttle bus is available for students from the Ambler train station to the Ambler Campus. 

  • Can students receive credit for the Class? Topical Studies 1285 is the class title. It is a lower level College of Liberal Arts (CLA) class. The course carries variable credits, 2 or 3 credits, and students earn a letter grade for successful completion of work experience and academic assignments. 

  • Who can participate? The Extern Program is open to students of all class years and majors in good academic standing. Advisors may inform students if they can take the program  for credits toward graduation or for experience.   

  • Why participate? The benefits that students receive from being an Extern are invaluable. In addition to helping students consider career choices, they will complete a career portfolio that includes all pertinent documents to secure employment.  Many employer-sponsors have hired students as interns or as part-time employees.

  • How can students apply for an externship? Talking with an advisor or with the Extern Coordinator about a career interest is the first step. Applications are available in West Hall Room 109 or by emailing Lucille D’Emilio-Wilkinson, Extern Coordinator, at You may also download an application online.


An internship is an academically-sponsored career-related work experience that may also provide students with an opportunity to earn academic credits. Requirements regarding credits and assignments are dictated by department. Internships typically last one or two academic semesters.  Students obtain their own internship with the help of resources such as career development and their academic department.

Career Library

Instructional pamphlets, employer literature, graduate school catalogues and materials on job seeking are available in our Career Library (West Hall Room 110). If you cannot find the type of resource you are looking for let us know. We are constantly updating the library.

Job Postings

Students may use the OWLnetwork to search for hundreds of jobs posted specially for Temple students. Employers may also the OWLnetwork to advertise open positions by visiting the Temple University Career Center website.

Temple University Career Center

The Temple University Career Center offers a variety of services to help our Temple talent make a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace. Career development is an ongoing process. Whether you're a freshman seeking information, a senior seeking employment or considering graduate school, the information below is designed to help you through this process. Learn more about the Career Center.