and College-Based Recruiting
Enhancing Your Brand
Career Services offers numerous strategies to connect with and recruit Penn State students. Many of these strategies are part of the Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) - our comprehensive on-line system that manages much of the recruiting activity.
Conduct interviews for full-time positions and internships in our state-of-the-art Interview Center – one of the largest college career centers in the country. You’ll have the opportunity to recruit high caliber students from a variety of disciplines during one visit in the fall or spring semester. Connect with Nittany Lion Career Network to get started.
Penn Staters are in demand. Connect with highly qualified and well-prepared students and alumni at multiple fairs throughout the year. Opportunities exist for all employment needs within large corporations to small organizations, including non-profit and government agencies. Review all career fairs and register online.
If visiting campus is not possible, you can post your positions to Penn State students and alumni through our online job posting service which is available to ALL Penn State students and alumni at ALL campus locations. Connect with Nittany Lion Career Network to get started.
Post your prospective/future entry-level jobs and internships on our Nittany Lion Career Network. When your job/internship becomes available, you’ll have access to a pool of qualified and interested Penn State students who have proactively expressed interest in your positions. Connect with Nittany Lion Career Network to get started.
Conduct large-group information sessions to educate students about your organization and about job and internship opportunities. Career Services can help you market and make arrangements for your information sessions. Connect with Nittany Lion Career Network to get started.
Network online with Penn State students by joining this LinkedIn Group (professional online networking). You’ll be able to discuss career issues and industry trends with students, as well as provide updates on new initiatives and opportunities within your organization.
Penn State Career Services offers assistance with reaching out to students from underrepresented populations to support your diversity recruiting needs. Employers attending Fall Career Days, Spring Career Days, and Education Career Day, have an option of participating in diversity networking events.
Help students to more deeply explore career areas of interest through hosting an externship or job-shadowing experience at your work-site. This can be another good way to enhance your brand and to identify students interested in your line of work and your organization.
Offer your advice directly to students during one of our special programs and events. You can be a guest presenter in one of our career courses or during a student club meeting.You can also serve as a panelist for our Industry Spotlight Series or help critique student resumes during Resumania (during Fall or Spring Career Days).
LionLink Career Coach (PSU Alumni Volunteers)
Penn State students and alumni can explore various career fields through informational interviews with alumni volunteers (career coaches). Through sharing your professional experience, you can offer valuable advice that will help students and alumni compete in today’s job-market.
The staff at Career Services welcomes all students and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity. We are supportive of each client's gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural and religious backgrounds, and abilities. We are committed to helping students deal with career issues. Employers recruiting at the University Park campus give assurance that they are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Feel free to contact our Recruiting and Employer Relations Office for more information on any of the initiatives in which you’re interested at 814-863-0225 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.