Meet the OCE Team

Hours & Appointments

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Appointments can be made with a Career Educator through Handshake.

Black Lives Matter

The Office of Career Education team members are devoted ADVOCATES of the Black Lives Matter Movement to fight for freedom, liberation, and justice. We are COMMITTED TO BEING BETTER, examining our own privilege, the ways our complacency has caused harm, and the changes we must make. We are UNITED with the Black community and corroborate the call for meaningful, anti-Black/anti-racist systemic change. We are dedicated to UPLIFTING BLACK STUDENTS and challenging our own structures, policies, perspectives, and behaviors. We VALUE DIVERSITY and we are dedicated to educating our community about equity and inclusion. We will do better. We will be better.

Dr. Cynthia Nichols

Associate Director of Career Education

Dr. Cynthia Nichols has been called a “career architect” because she is dedicated to helping students build their career plans brick by brick. She is the Associate Director of Career Education at Arcadia University, who also has 10 years of Human Resources (HR) experience. Her HR background provides her with a foundation for educating Arcadia’s students and alumni on the secrets of effectively navigating the career planning process, from the employers’ perspective. Dr. Nichols earned her doctorate degree in education from, Arcadia University in August 2023.

In addition, Dr. Nichols is an adjunct professor who developed the ID 125, 2-credit course titled “Design Your Career”. She enjoys teaching the 7-week ID 125 course twice each semester. The class empowers all levels of undergraduate students in defining and achieving their professional goals. For more information, search for ID 125 in Self-service.



Specialties and Interests

Human Resources, JEDI, Career Education