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Career Services is located in 102 Hiller Building and assists students in their career exploration, skill development and job search.

Students are encouraged to utilize career services from their first semester on campus to their last and even beyond.

We offer individual counseling sessions for students to explore the many career options with the following options: assessment tools, information interviews, job shadowing and lion link.

We use the above tools to shape our conversations and create a plan.  We use job shadowing and informational interviews to help students further explore their field.  

This office also conducts individual or group workshops on topics such as: resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, portfolio preparation and dining etiquette to name a few. 

We have a career library for students to use and we can also assist students in identifying an internship opportunity. Internships can offer students work experience which will assist in leading to employment.

In addition, as you prepare to leave the University, we can assist you in preparing a job search strategy, mock interviews and searching for a graduate school program that fits your needs.

We can build an individualized plan just for you!

 

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Find our Undergraduate and Graduate Career Guide Here

 Find the Four Year Plan Here

ATTENTION Employers and Students! 

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Consider participating in this brand new internship program. 

The PAWS Program at Penn State DuBois is designed to partner students with industry early on in their academic careers to allow them an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning their degrees. Development and employment of local talent is the program’s top priority.

The partnership will allow an accepted student in the program the opportunity to work with a company for a period of time and gain valuable input from industry. In addition, professional development activities are provided to students throughout the year.

Students, follow this link for more information.

Employers, follow this link for more information.

 

Mark Your Calendars - Events for Spring Semester 2015!

30
Jan
2015

Leader Launch
TBA | Pittaburgh, PA

Join Student Engagement and Career Services for a conference with other western region Penn State campuses to develop your leadership skills and learn how to launch your career.  Attendees will spend a weekend in Pittsburgh developing their networking skills with professionals as well as attending workshops that will help them transform into career professionals. 


register

09
Feb
2015

Spring Career Day at University Park
TBA | University Park

Non-Technical Day - Monday, February 9th
Technical Day - Tuesday, February 10th

Travel with Career Services to UP's Spring Career Day to learn about non-technical and/or technical full-time job opportunities in your major.  Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume!  Seats are limited; sign up by January 2, 2015. 


register

23
Feb
2015

Career Talks Monday: Focus on IST & Engineering
12:00 Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Hiller Auditorium

Learn from a panel of professionals!  Come and ask the questions you always wanted to know, i.e. what they look for in a resume, what skills they really want you to have, how they got where they are today, and much more.  Remember, no career question is off topic.


register

27
Feb
2015

Match Your Personality and Interests to Career/Major Workshop
12:00 Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Swift 204

What do you want to do when you grow up?  What do you like to do?  What are your interests?  Join Career Services in an exploration of yourself to better help match your personality with a career.  Participants will be able to take the My Plan Inventories to get a better understanding of own interests, values, personality, and abilities.  A discussion of results will follow.


register

04
Mar
2015

Dining Etiquette Luncheon
12:00 Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Hiller Quiet Lounge

Are you planning to attend the Networking Luncheon on April 1st?  Then this luncheon is for you!  Come and learn which fork to use, how to pass the bread, and what to do if you drop your napkin, and much more at the FREE dining etiquette luncheon.  It will help you prepare for your job search and learn how to be more professional while networking with employers.  There is a limited number of seats and an RSVP is required by registering with the link below or emailing aaa39@psu.edu by February 23, 2015.  


register

16
Mar
2015

Resume Boot Camp
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Student Union

Monday thru Friday, March 16th - 20th

Get your resume in shape in time for the April 1st Career Fair.  Career Services will be setting up camp in the Union critiquing resumes and answering career-related questions during lunch.


register

25
Mar
2015

Career Fair Preparation Workshop
12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m. | Hiller Auditorium

Join Career Services in a friendly game of Career Fair Do's & Don'ts Jeopardy.  Students will be divided into teams and be competing against each other to become Do's and Don'ts Jeopardy Champions!  Winners will receive a small prize but everyone will learn proper career fair etiquette.  The workshop will end with a short fashion show performed by your favorite staff and faculty.

Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Wednesday 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Spot the Career Fair Fashion Faux Pas! One of our PSU DuBois staff and/or faculty will be committing a fashion DON'T somewhere on campus.  Take a picture of the fashion mistake and bring to the March 25th workshop to be entered into a raffle to win a prize at the completion of the workshop.    


register

01
Apr
2015

Networking Luncheon & Career Fair
12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m. | Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

Need a job or internship this summer or fall?  Want to start your career with a company you know?  Then join Career Services, the Alumni Society, and the DEF Board for the Networking Luncheon and Career Fair Event on April 1, 2015.  During lunch, you will have the opportunity to network with Penn State Alumni and business representatives relative to your major.  Following lunch you can continue to network with local employers at the job fair.  There's a $10 registration fee that will be refunded upon attendance of the event.  Seating is limited, so please register early by using the link below or emailing aaa39@psu.edu.  RSVPs are due by March 6, 2015. 


register

20
Apr
2015

Make Your Resume/Cover Letter POP!
Mon & Tue - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Wed & Thur - 8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon | Career Services

Do you need help with your resume and/or cover letter?  Then stop by Career Services all week for a 15 minute critique of your resume and cover letter.  The popcorn will be popping and any participating students may help themselves to some popcorn.   



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Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN)

Use Nittany Lion Career Network for: Job Postings (from employers not coming to campus for On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), additional job postings available through On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), and posting your resume in online Resume Books On-Campus...

For more information about the NLCN »

Where are our Alumni now?

Read about our Alumni Student Success Stories here

Are you an alum of Penn State DuBois and want to share your own Success Story? Tell us your story here


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Penn State is the #1 overall institution of higher education for producing the best prepared, most well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired, according to a Wall Street Journal survey released in September.

The Journal surveyed 479 corporate recruiters whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates. Of those 479 recruiters, 436 ranked Penn State #1. A sample recruiter comment cited by the Journal was: “Bright, well-rounded students … with the core competencies we desire.” Read the article here and for the Penn State DuBois Career Services Homepage click here.

Learn more about the unique PAWS program only at Penn State DuBois and for the Career Services Homepage