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The Career Services office provides programs and information for current students, prospective students, and Penn State alumni. Our services are designed to help you make informed career decisions and learn more about the ongoing journey of career management, before and after graduation. 

Career planning is often a challenging process that can be complicated by many factors, such as expectations of others, lack of self-confidence, and labor market conditions. Feel free to stop by the Career Services office for counseling sessions on the following topics:

  • Choosing or changing a career direction
  • Understanding the relationship between choice of major and career plans
  • Assessing abilities, interests, and priorities
  • Locating sources of career information
  • Developing electronic portfolios
  • Learning about graduate school options and the admission process
  • Composition of resume and cover letter
  •  Job search strategies
  • Developing interview skills
  • Dressing for success
  • Any related concerns, such as making the transition from college to work and coping with parental or financial pressures
  • And many, many more topics!

Assessment Tools

MyPlan.com

MyPlan.com helps students and professional plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers.  Whether you are deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan.com can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what's right for you.

If you decide you want to use MyPlan, which is provided at no cost to you, please contact Tina Rose at tmr24@psu.edu, and she will provide you with the code to access the site.

To learn more about these valuable resources, stop by the Health & Wellness Center to set up an appointment. If it is more convenient, contact the Career Services office.

Current Job Postings


Nittany Lion Career Network 

Nittany Lion Career Network
This web site can be used by all Penn State students and alumni to post resumes and search for jobs.

 Link To Complete Career Guide (Campuses Edition):

Complete Career Guide (Campuses Edition):  http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/pdf/Career_Guide_Campus.pdf

CareerBeam

Getting Started:

1.  Go to URL:  http://cb.careersearch.net/login/?school_id=2218

2.  On the upper right side, click on Create Account - please use your Penn State email address

3.  Click on Where Do I Start (middle of the page, on the left)

Available to currently enrolled Penn State students and faculty/staff.  Please use your Penn State email to create an account. This incorporates CareerSearch access to help you research 60 million companies, 70 million industry contacts, in-depth industry profiles, detailed occupational intelligence, and firms in over 170 countries. 

Internships.com and Career Search are now housed in Career Beam. 

Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a career community where past and current employees have contributed over 5 million pieces of content on salary information, company reviews, and interview questions.  They have over 300,000 companies, in all industries, as well as over 15 million job and internship postings. 

Services for Employers  

Networking Opportunities

Lion Link
This networking program matches you to a Penn State Alumni Association member who has volunteered to provide an informational interview about their chosen profession.

For more information about connecting with Penn State alumni, please contact the Career Services office.  

University Park Resources 

Career Services at University Park

Other Resources

Job Searching

Another useful method of locating an internship or employment opportunity is searching the internet. Many internship listings can be located by simply entering the word "internships" in a search engine page.
The Career Services office recommends, and strongly encourages students to register on College Central Network. Here students and alumni can search for jobs and post their resumes.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact the Career Services office.

Job Choices http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nace/JobChoices0812/index.php

Job Choices, Diversity Edition http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nace/JobChoices08/12_Diversity/index.php

Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

What Can I Do With A Major In? http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/cic/majors/default.html

Pennsylvania Career Guide http://www.dli.state.pa.us

Wetfeet:  http://www.wetfeet.com  WetFeet provides profiles of companies, careers, and industries to help job seekers find the right career, industry, company, and job for them. 

Vault:  http://www.vault.com  For jobs, careers, top employers and education programs, job search advice, salary information, job listings, employee message boards and surveys.

GoingGlobal:  http://www.goinglobal.com  Find international jobs and internships.  Expert advice on CV, resume, work permit and visa requirements for work abroad. 

Internships - USA:  http://cei-internship.squarespace.com  Search for internships in non-technical fields such as social services, law, media, sports, and museums. 

Job Posting/Company Verification Disclaimer:  Read the full disclaimer which describes the shared responsibility amoung Penn State Career Services (including University Park and Commonwealth Campus Career Offices) and internship/job seekers in researching and identifying potential concerns about the legitimacy of employers and their respective postings.  http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/students/disclaimer.shtml

Exploring Colleges and Graduate Schools


College Net
This site offers a complete search for colleges or scholarships. Apply online, get financial aid information, or take a 3D campus tour of specific schools

Petersons.com: The Education & Career Center
Search for colleges and universities, graduate schools, study abroad opportunities, and more. Also, check out the sections regarding "Financing Education" and "Careers and Jobs."

NACE (National Association for Colleges and Employers)

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated.  NACE connects more than 5,200 college               career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide, and more than 3,000 HR/staffing professionals focused on college relations and recruiting.

NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks legal issues in employment, the job search, and hiring practices; and provides college and employer professionals with benchmarks for their work.  NACE      provides research and information to its professional members through NACEWeb, a survey of starting salaries for new college graduates, a quarterly journal, a biweekly newsletter, and surveys of employer and college members.           

Onet Online

Onet Online has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Undergraduate Career Guide

The Undergraduate Career Guide will provide pertinent information about resume writing, letters of intent, cover letters, interviewing, job search, career fair information, and more!

Graduate Guide

The Graduate Guide will provide pertinent information about resume writing, letters of intent, cover letters, interviewing, job search, career fair information, and more!!