Seek opportunities for leadership within an organization or athletic team (i.e. become an officer or take on a position that demands responsibility)
Volunteer on campus or in the community. For volunteer opportunites, contact Marly Doty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out part-time and summer opportunities
Seek Part-time/Summer Jobs
Your seemingly unrelated summer/part-time job will help you develop additional skills that can carry over into your professional future.
Example: Being a food server will teach you patience, customer service, efficiency, time management and interpersonal skills
Consider connecting your summer/part-time work with your academic and career goals
Example: If you are interested in publishing, seek employment with a local media outlet
Look for opportunities on Nittany Lion Career Network
Watch your email for new opportunities that become available in the weekly job and internship email alert
Be proactive and ask employers about summer/part-time work opportunities (don’t wait for something to be advertised)
Take a Class or Conduct Research in a Field of Interest
Select general education or elective courses that interest you
Explore undergraduate research opportunities to work with faculty in a specific academic area or contact a faculty member that you currently have a relationship with to ask about any opportunities with them.
Seek Internships/Co-ops related to your Field
Check with your academic advisor to find out if you will need to complete a for-credit internship.
Complete an internship for experience (paid or unpaid). You can find companies that are seeking interns by going here.
Consider applying to participate in the PAWS Program. Find more information here.
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