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Douglas Education Center’s Career Services Department strives to send each student into the professional world, with the strength and confidence to succeed. We support the academic and professional growth of each student and alumnus by offering services help develop career goals, pursue those goals, attain practical experience and achieve long term career success. Individual and group counseling is available to teach the skills required to search for and obtain meaningful employment (i.e., identifying and assessing work content skills, writing resumes and application letters, gaining the competitive edge through non-traditional job-search methods, company research, developing portfolios, dressing professionally, and preparing for interviews).

DEC College Central Network
Your source for everything career-related – find job opportunities specifically for DEC alumni, search the nation’s largest entry-level job board, build and submit your resume and portfolio and access hundreds of job search advice materials.

Receive real-time job opportunities and stay in touch with your Career Services advisors.

Art Careers
Specialized Careers

DEC Employer Database
To access a nationwide listing of Special Effects, Art, FX Shops, Film, Video, and related companies click here.
This is a password protected list for our students and alumni only.
If you are a student or alumni and have forgotten the password, please email Career Services with your name and graduation date. Once verified we will email you the password.

Career Services / Library Staff
Donna Stairs

Donna Stairs // Director of Career Services

Len DiNaples

Len DiNaples // Career Services Coordinator

Angela Phillips

Angela Phillips // Career Services Coordinator

Rick Szymanski

Rick Szymanski // Portfolio Coordinator

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  • David Wayne Plunkett – DEC Alumni - On April 3, 2015, at his home in Rock Hill, SC, David Wayne Plunkett was gravely injured when a propane gas container exploded.  Chelsea, his wife and the mother of their 14-month old daughter, Catherine, had been in the kitchen when David had gone outside, saying he was about to mow the lawn. She was feeding Catherine when “there was a big, white flash and then, huge ‘BOOM!!’, and the den […]
  • New Student Lounge is Great Place for Students to Relax, Study - There is a new spot on the Douglas Education Center campus for students to relax, study, and grab a bite to eat. The Student Lounge is located in the Young building next to the Van Keulen Complex on Schoonmaker Ave. The entrance to the Student Lounge is in the Van Keulen building by the Career Services department. Students can study on the leather sofa or at the many tables throughout […]
  • Illustration Student Aaron Raybuck Shows Work at Two Pittsburgh Art Festivals - “Art is my main passion. I love the way emotions can be brought out from different techniques or subjects in artwork,” says Aaron Raybuck, a third semester student enrolled in the Allan and Wilson’s Digital Illustration Program at Douglas Education Center. Originally from Butler, PA, Aaron now resides in Washington, PA and commutes to DEC. He attributes being around all the many great artists at DEC that has taught him […]
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