Career Workshops and Events
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Virtual Diversity Dialogues: Diversity in Communications Panel
Our Diversity Dialogues Panel is an opportunity for students to virtually connect with recruiters passionate about diversity in the communications profession. Students are encouraged to join this event and ask a panel of professionals anything they'd like about diversity in the workplace.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
Via Zoom | Registration Required
- Panelist Information
DEI & Belonging Business Partner
Horizon Media, Inc. is a global leader in data-driven media and marketing. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. Recognized as one of the world’s 10 most innovative marketing and advertising companies by Fast Company, Horizon Media has been recognized as U.S. Media Agency of the Year by Adweek and AdAge. Renowned for its incredible culture, Horizon is also consistently named to all the prestigious annual Best Places to Work lists published by Fortune, AdAge, and Los Angeles Business Journal. Horizon Media has estimated billings of $9.5 billion and over 2,000 employees making it the largest privately-held agency in the U.S. with a diverse list of clients that includes Hershey’s, Chobani, GEICO, and A+E Networks.
Director of Business Development, AL DÍA Foundation
Taylor Cobb joined Al Día Foundation in 2021 as the first Director of Business Development. Born, raised, and educated in North Philadelphia, PA, Taylor Cobb was born to Puerto Rican and African American parents. Taylor Cobb, is a proud 2X graduate of Temple University (KLN ‘16, EDU ‘18) and is currently pursuing her Ed.D from Saint Joseph University. Cobb’s natural affinity for ending poverty and creating access to education plays a critical role in her work to elevate the voices of the Black and Latino/a/x communities.
Talent Development & HR Manager
Jevon’s professional background is focused in leadership, talent/career development, and ultimately in helping maximize people’s potential in a business environment. With his success professionally and personally, it's not uncommon for him to be asked to speak in front of audiences of thousands of people. With a successful track record starting at Messiah University, Jevon left his Alma Mater with a Bachelors in Sociology, concentration in Cultural Anthropology, 3 national championships in soccer, and a dream to impact people. Growing up in a multicultural family of a Malawian native father and a Wisconsin native mother, Jevon values a global mindset. He is a believer that getting to the best outcome requires elite talent from multiple worldviews. He's been called a leader, a collaborator, and even a fanatical Marvel movie fan, but his favorite titles are husband and dad. Jevon currently lives in central PA with his wife and 5 month old son.
Curtis Parker - 35 years of experience in television and video production.
Producer | Editor | Strategic Communications
Produce video content that tells the story of Penn State while advancing its goals to be seen as a premier learning and research institution
WPSU Public Television (then WPSX)
Camera operator | Audio engineer | Tape operator | Producer | Editor | On-air talent
Worked on a variety of programming such as nature, sports, and educational programs
Freelance Camera Operator
Worked as a cameraman for ESPN, FOX, ABC, CBS, and independent networks during sporting events
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.
Introducing MyPlan: A Career Assessment Instrument
This program will provide an over view of the MyPlan career assessment tool. This will include a broad overview of career planning, and the role of assessment within career planning. Included in the program will be information regarding when and how to use MyPlan
All About LionLink
Presented by the Penn State Alumni Association
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!
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
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.
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.
Obtaining Work-Life Balance
An important part of occupational wellness is establishing and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With both internal and external demands placed on you to perform well, many people spend too much time and energy on their job and not enough time and energy for themselves and for their friends and family. In this seminar, you will learn about the pitfalls as well as the success strategies related to establishing and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
- 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.
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.
- See the full schedule of career fairs start your internship or job search.
- 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.
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.
5 business days of lead time is needed to guarantee a presenter.