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Career Services is ready to help you when you're ready to take control of your career. Schedule an appointment online, access virtual drop-in hours digitally, and connect with our Peer Career team all from the comfort of your device.

Access and Schedule Career Counseling

Career Services manages and schedules all career counseling sessions with Nittany Lion Careers. Use the menus below to learn how to navigate the system to find what you need.

Drop-In Counseling Hours

Drop-In Career Counseling Hours

Have a quick question and need career answers? We've got you covered with a 10-15 minutes session with a career professional. No appointment needed, ever.

  • Monday thru Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

    Perfect for...

    • Learning how to get help from Career Services
    • Resume or cover letter review
    • Prep for an upcoming interview or career fair
    • Personal statement or application essay questions
    • Getting started with other questions

How to Access Drop-In Career Counseling

  1. Log-in to your Nittany Lion Careers account with your Penn State email address

    • First time using Nittany Lion Careers?
      You'll need a minute to complete your profile before seeing the homepage. 

  2. Use the left-hand menu to navigate to COUNSELING APPOINTMENT

  3. Choose the DROP-IN button

  4. Select which team you need to connect with

  5. Wait in the queue until it's your turn to connect with a career counselor

Career Counseling Appointments

Career Counseling Appointments

Need more than a drop-in session? Our team of career counselors is waiting to help you navigate more complicated career questions.

Perfect for...

  • Asking in-depth questions or developing a plan
  • Questions about job and internship searches
  • Personal statement review
  • Learning career options for a major

How to Schedule an Appointment

  1. Log-in to your Nittany Lion Careers account with your Penn State email address

    • First time using Nittany Lion Careers?
      You'll need a minute to complete your profile before seeing the homepage. 

  2. Use the left-hand menu to navigate to COUNSELING APPOINTMENT

  3. Choose the REQUEST NEW APPOINTMENT button

  4. Use the criteria to choose what type of appointment, date and time ranges, counselor, and more. Click CHECK AVAILABILITY to see what is available.

  5. Click on the appointment you'd like to book. Enter the topic of your session and add any notes that may be helpful for the counselor prior to meeting. Click SUBMIT REQUEST.

Nittany Career Café

Nittany Career Café

Need a quick resume review or help with your LinkedIn profile? Meet with our highly trained Peer Career Assistants to help with your career questions. 

Perfect for...

  • Feedback from trained students just like you
  • Help with resumes, LinkedIn, resources, and cover letters

Schedule a Nittany Career Café Session

  1. Log-in to your Nittany Lion Careers account with your Penn State email address

    • First time using Nittany Lion Careers?
      You'll need a minute to complete your profile before seeing the homepage. 

  2. Use the left-hand menu to navigate to COUNSELING APPOINTMENT

  3. Choose the REQUEST NEW APPOINTMENT button

  4. Use the criteria to choose date and time ranges, counselor, and more. Click CHECK AVAILABILITY to see what is available.

  5. Click on the Nittany Career Café session that you'd like to book. Enter the topic of your session and add any notes that may be helpful for the peer prior to meeting. Click SUBMIT REQUEST.

  6. You'll get instructions on accessing the Microsoft Teams platform to connect with the peer via email.
     

Schedule career counseling online!
Meet with a career counselor to discuss your goals and ask questions. In-person and virtual appointments are available.
Log-on to Nittany Lion Careers to schedule!
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Not sure what career help you need?

Career Services is here for you with a wide variety of career counseling options. Choose what you think fits your needs or reach out to our team to get help.

Chat bubbles iconDrop-In Career Counseling

Have a quick question and need career answers? We've got you covered with a 10-15 minutes session with a career professional. No appointment needed, ever.

Perfect for...
  • Learning how to get help from Career Services
  • Resume or cover letter review
  • Prep for an upcoming interview or career fair
  • Personal statement or application essay questions
  • Getting started with other questions

Calendar iconCareer Counseling Appointments

Need more than a drop-in session? Our team of career counselors is waiting to help you navigate more complicated career questions.

Perfect for...
  • Asking in-depth questions or developing a plan
  • Questions about job and internship searches
  • Personal statement review
  • Learning career options for a major

Group of three people iconPeer Career Assistants

Need a quick resume review or help using a career resource? Meet with our highly trained Peer Career Assistants to help with your career questions. 

Perfect for...
  • Feedback from trained students just like you
  • Help with resumes, resources, and cover letters

Globe iconPeace Corps

Interested in spending time abroad to help educate others? Meet with our dedicated Peace Corps recruiter to find the answers you need.

Perfect for...
  • Learning about the Peace Corps application process
  • Asking about the Peace Corps Prep Program
  • Discovering what it's like to live overseas

Handshake iconMock Interviews

Practice makes perfect! Simulate a real interview with customized questions and interview feedback based on your career goals.

Perfect for...
  • Students prepping for a specific job or internship interview
  • Reviewing and understanding where you can improve
“ Students who receive career-specific support feel most prepared for the workforce. ”
Strada-Gallup January 2018 Student Survey Report

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No time to wait? Our online library of career information can get you what you need when you need it. Learn about everything from career exploration to graduate school and anything in-between. 

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