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Tuesdays @ 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Professional Attire Closet fall hours are Monday through Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please come to the front desk for assistance upon arrival. We are located in the Bank of America Career Services Center.
Bring your student ID to access the closet. Limit one outfit per student once an academic year.
The Professional Attire Closet exists to serve students and recent alumni in financial need and is limited geographically to professional event needs like career fairs, interviews, and networking events. Please note that other needs cannot be accommodated.
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.
Demand may require a workshop limit per semester.
2 -3 weeks of lead time will increase the likelihood that we can secure a presenter.
Ready to find opportunities? See the full schedule of career fairs on campus and start your internship or job search.
Career Workshops and Events
Attend one of these career-related workshops or events to get the skills you need.
- Graduate School Gone Global
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
Zoom: Click here to register
Interested in continuing your education? Have you considered graduate and professional school options outside the United States? This session will provide you with an understanding of some options for how to pursue graduate school at universities outside of the United States. Hear from Penn State alumni and representatives from global universities and get answers to your most pressing questions. This event will take place on Wednesday evening during Graduate and Professional School Week at University Park and Fall Career Days at Harrisburg. It will be hosted by Global Programs in partnership with Career Services.
- Global Entrepreneurship Careers: Alumni Stories
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Zoom: Click here to register
Interested in entrepreneurial ventures with global impact or considering starting a business outside of your home country? This session will offer stories from Penn State alumni who have had career success in global entrepreneurship settings. This event will take place on Wednesday evening during Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Month. It will be hosted by Global Programs in partnership with Career Services.
Watch a Recorded Workshop
Browse and stream a recorded career workshop when you have the time. Choose from a wide variety of topics from the career professionals at Penn State.
- Career Fair Prep
Career Fair Prep Workshops
Prepare for the Fair
A career fair is a unique experience for both students and employers. Be confident in how you approach a fair, how you pitch your skills, and how you take the next step afterwards.
Career Fair Strategies for International Students
Understand the unique experience you bring to a career fair and how to find employers who need your talent. Learn how to effectively research employers prior to the fair, how to approach recruiters, and how to highlight your global perspective.
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.
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.
- Career Basics and Resources
Career Basics and Resources
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.
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.
- Recruiter Insights
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.
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.
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.
- Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn
Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn
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.
- Job & Internship Search
Job & Internship Search
Job and Internship Search Strategies
Be the potential hire with a plan! Understand how to make the most of job and internship resources, how to make an action plan, and how to maximize your efforts to find the perfect job or internship opportunity.
Career Strategies for International Students
Understand your options for working in the United States, visas, sponsorships, and how to navigate a job and internship with your international background.
- Offers, Negotiating & Career Success
Offers, Negotiating & Career Success
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.
- Graduate & Professional School
Graduate and Professional School
- Navigating Graduate School with a Disability
Listen and learn from this insightful panel of current and former graduate students, faculty, and higher education administration about navigating graduate school with a disability, from applying to asking for accommodations.
- Navigating Graduate School with a Disability
Listen in for Career Advice
- Penn State Career Convos Podcast
Penn State Career Convos
Struggling to find an internship? Worried about entering into the workforce after graduation? We’re here to help! Welcome to Career Conversations, the new career-focused, student centered podcast hosted by Penn State Career Services.
In each episode join host Zach Follador as he connects with guests like recruiters, Career Services staff, and recent alumni to help current students get prepared to enter the real world.
Listen to the latest:
- Smeal Lifelong Learners Podcast
Smeal Lifelong Learning Podcast
Smeal Alumni Career Services is dedicated to connecting our alumni with professional advancement opportunities at any stage of their career.
Our lifelong learning webinars and brand new podcast program deliver live and on-demand digital content with subject matter focused on higher education business research, corporate and small business industry knowledge, and career development best practices.
Podcast episodes are 20-30 minutes in length as one-to-one interviews featuring Smeal faculty, alumni, and well regarded industry partners. This program was developed for busy, on-the-go professionals looking for a quick immersion in trending business content.