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Career Workshops and Events

Join a Live Workshop
  • Adobe Personal Branding Workshop
    This workshop will walk you through the steps and design decisions made to create a headshot, logo, business card, intro video, and digital resume that are ready to send to potential employers.

    • All the Adobe software you need is provided to you by Penn State.

    • If you would like to work as we go, please make sure you have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud and please have a text only version of your resume and a scanned headshot.

      • Tuesday, Feburary 2
        3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

  • Spring Virtual Career Prep Expo
    Want to know all about Career Services? Need some resume, cover letter, interviewing, or career fair tips? Looking for resources to connect with employers and alumni? ​​​​​​ Log in, ask our staff, and get answers.

    • Wednesday, February 10
      12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

  • Spring Resume Review
    Need to polish your resume prior to a career fair or applying to a position? Virtually share your resume with Career Services professionals to get feedback and tips on standing out.

    • Thursday, February 11
      12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

  • Learn the Online Fair Platform: Brazen
    Anxious about using the Brazen platform to attend a virtual career fair? Attend a virtual workshop to discover how the platform works. Visualize screenshots with a step-by-step tutorial on navigating the Brazen platform. Workshop duplicates so you only need to attend one. 

    • Wednesday, January 27
      4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

    • Thursday, February 4
      4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Watch a Workshop
  • Using the Online Fair Platform
    Career fairs look a little different this year but don't let that throw you off of your game. Learn how to use Brazen, the career fair platform, so you're ready to navigate fairs like the professional you are.

  • Talk to the Recruiter Panel Series
    Hear from the recruiters themselves. Stream a series of panels that highlight a variety of industry organizations, how they're handling this shift in the workforce, and advice on how you can navigate the change.

  • All About LionLink
    Want to expand your network? Need to fill resume gaps? Want to conduct an informational interview? You need an account on Lion Link. This workshop will walk you through setting up an account, connecting to Penn State alumni, and expanding your network. Penn Staters love Penn Staters! Presented by the Penn State Alumni Association

  • Diversity Dialogues Employer Panel
    Diversity at work matters. Listen in to real employers attending Fall Career Days talk about the importance of a diverse workforce, how to tackle equity in the office, and how we can keep these needed conversations going.

  • Career Services Orientation
    Curious about who we are and how we serve Penn State students, alumni, and recruiting employers? Say no more! Learn about our office and what we do.

  • Acing the Virtual Interview
    It's a whole new world out there but you've got this. Learn how a virtual interview is different from a traditional setting and how to become a pro at navigating a remote interaction.

  • Acing the Interview
    Let's talk strategy. Learn what employers are looking for during an interview and how you can develop those skills to stand out from the crowd.

  • Virtual Job & Internship Search 101
    Fast forward to the 16-minute mark to get started
    Need to change direction and look for remote opportunities? We've got the tips, tricks, and resources you need to create a strategy and get started.

  • Creating a Resume
    Learn the rules of the resume! Find out how to format and structure a basic resume so you can start applying to opportunities. 

  • Rock Your Linkedin Profile:
    Maximizing the Contents of Your Profile

    Learn from Jen Jortner Cassidy, a Linkedin Learning expert, on how to build out a profile that will attract attention and highlight your professional story.

  • Cover Letter 101
    A cover letter is a key part of your marketing materials. Learn how to craft the perfect partner document for your resume, what to avoid, and how to follow-up with employers.

  • Excelling in a Virtual Internship
    Working from home just got easier. Learn the ins and outs of navigating an online experience, best practices to help you succeed, and how to maximize the opportunity even when you're off-site.

  • Navigating a Virtual Career Fair
    Online career fairs are a unique environment. Learn how to prepare before logging on, how to maximize your time in the platform, and how to follow-up afterward.

  • Alumni Career Services: Transitioning from Student to Alumni
    Getting ready to graduate? Learn about all of the career support provided to you at a Penn State alumni and how our teams support you for life.

  • Job Offers and Negotiating Strategies
    YOU DID IT. You have an offer but now what? Learn what to expect with an offer, how to negotiate things like salary, and how to wrap up your job search.

  • Being Career Resilient Workshop
    Do you feel as if professional experiences are out of reach?
    Join us to focus on reflection, building an action plan, developing relationships, learning, and setting a framework for your career success.

EACE Virtual Site Visit Series

EACE Virtual Site Visit Series

Sponsored by the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)

Interested in learning about a company from the comfort of your device? Register to attend a virtual site visit and get an inside view of locations, culture, and various industries. Students are able to register up to 24 hours prior to the start of a site visit.

Graduate and Professional School Workshops

Graduate and Professional School Workshops

January

  • Health Professions Overview
    Explore your options in medical, dental, optometry, PA, podiatry, and more.
    Tuesday, January 26
    6:00 p.m. EST

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These workshops and programs are organized by the following offices:

Professional Attire Closet

Professional Attire Closet
Temporarily Closed

In accordance with Penn State’s policy on social distancing and encouraging students to avoid campus, the Professional Attire Closet will be closed throughout the fall semester.

Currently, we are temporarily halting clothing donations for the Professional Attire Closet.  Information will be posted later on our website when we plan to resume accepting donations. 


 

Dress for Success

We know that a great suit can be a professional game-changer. Be confident in your look and find a suit to wear at the Professional Attire Closet. Learn more about the closet now.

  • The Professional Attire Closet exists to serve students in financial need and limited geographically with professional event needs like career fairs, interviews, and networking events. Please note that other needs cannot be accommodated.

Career Fairs

Ready to find opportunities? See the full schedule of career fairs on campus and start your internship or job search.

Career Fairs at Penn State

Career Fairs for Nittany Lions

Penn State's career community organizes a wide variety of career fairs throughout the academic year. 

Vetted Online Career Fairs

Vetted Online Career Fairs

Hop online and search for opportunities at a variety of online fairs. While not run or sponsored by Penn State, these events are a great opportunity to connect with a variety of organizations from across the country.

  • Check back often for upcoming spring events

Request a Workshop

Career Services can present a workshop for your class, student organization, or group. Complete the request form and our Program Assistant will contact you directly with questions and confirmation.

Workshop Guidelines

  • Demand may require a workshop limit per semester.

  • 72 hours of lead time is needed to guarantee a presenter.

Interview Training Program

The Interview Training Program provides options for large courses and student organizations interested in hosting mock interview events. Due to student demand for mock interview services, Career Services cannot provide independent mock interviews for required class projects or assignments without prior approval.

GROUPS OF 40 INDIVIDUALS OR LESS

Please review the available options for your group size.

  1. One-on-One
    30-60-minute mock interviews via in-person, phone, or virtual. Must be approved in advance by the peer program coordinator. 

  2. In-person Short Mock Interviews
    Sessions with Career Services staff at the Bank of America Career Services Center. Depending on the course size 1-2 students per interviewer.  

  3. InterviewStream
    Online virtual interviewing tool that allows teachers to create customized interview assignments for their class/organization out of 700 interview questions. Students can evaluate themselves, be assessed by instructor, and/or share their interview with other for feedback. 

    • InterviewStream Option 1
      Career services staff can provide an interview presentation with Interview Stream How-to. Instructor has the option to create an interview assignment for their class or CS staff can provide the interview.  

    • InterviewStream Option 2
      Peer Program coordinator  can give instructor permissions on Interview Stream. Instructors can create an assignment for their course with options to have the students assess themselves, instructor give feedback, or students can pair up for peer review feedback.  

GROUPS OF 40 INDIVIDUALS OR MORE
  • Train the Trainer
    Career Services staff will train staff in your department or organization on how to conduct mock interviews and give feedback to students. We may be able to provide interview room in the interview center depending on the time of year (November, December, March, or April).  

  • Interview Workshop with Peer Interviews
    Career Services staff will conduct an interview presentation before breaking students into small groups to conduct practice interviews and receive feedback from their peers.  

  • InterviewStream
    Online virtual interviewing tool that allows teachers to create customized interview assignments for their class/organization out of 700 interview questions. Students can evaluate themselves, be assessed by instructor, and/or share their interview with other for feedback. 

    • InterviewStream Option 1
      Career services staff can provide an interview presentation with Interview Stream How-to. Instructor has the option to create an interview assignment for their class or CS staff can provide the interview.  

    • InterviewStream Option 2
      Peer Program coordinator  can give instructor permissions on Interview Stream. Instructors can create an assignment for their course with options to have the students assess themselves, instructor give feedback, or students can pair up for peer review feedback.  

 

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