Latest News

I graduated… now what?

The sad news is we all have to leave the Happy Valley eventually. Apparently, we can’t be in college forever. As a recently graduated Penn Stater, I found myself asking myself: “Now what?” as graduation crept up on me. And …

By Anika Sinha
Anika Sinha
Read more

Graduate School Rankings Matter and Here’s Why

When was the last time you were excited to stay at a two-star hotel or eat at a restaurant with only one star? There is an innate reason why you were not interested in lower-ranked establishments.

It is in our …

By Brenda Fabian
Brenda Fabian Senior Director of Professional Graduate Career Services
Read more

Use the Value Bridge to Ace Your Interviews

The internship and job search process is time-consuming and competitive. The Value Bridge is a tool that offers candidates a framework to quickly and systematically organize their company research to their unique talents and skills based on the needs of …

By Brenda Fabian
Brenda Fabian Senior Director of Professional Graduate Career Services
Read more

The Mechanics of a Handshake, and Why It Matters

Greetings and even handshakes may vary across cultures and contexts. The goal of any professional interaction should be to make a connection with the other person and demonstrate courtesy and respect.

How you greet someone with a handshake is one …

By Brenda Fabian
Brenda Fabian Senior Director of Professional Graduate Career Services
Read more

Summer Advice for College Students

Here are some tips for what to do with your time throughout the summer months!

Get an internship or micro-internship
Update your resume
Learn a new skill
Get a summer job
Try a new hobby or sport

By Tina Rose
Tina Rose Director of Professional Development and Programming
Read more

How to Choose Your Smeal Schedule

Every year, students get the chance to choose their classes for the upcoming semester. It is extremely important and critical that students pick the right classes not only for their GPA but to graduate on time and gain the most …

By Ritika Nagpal
Ritika Nagpal
Read more

Networking for Beginners

Networking for college students can be influential in finding, obtaining, and starting a career after school ends. When networking, there are some finite details that one must keep in mind during the process. First, be aware of whom you are …

By Anthony
Read more

Looking after Your Mental Health as a Student

Most students see university as an opportunity to experiment, have fun with new friends and experience freedom for the first time in their lives.

However, lots of students across the world struggle from a whole host of different mental health …

By Boris M
Boris M Mr
Read more

Displaying Confidence, even if I don’t feel confident

In my experience, displaying confidence can be challenging at times for all students. There are going to be situations where you feel nervous or uncomfortable and that is when it is the hardest to act confidently. So if you feel …

By Mark Chuirazzi
Mark Chuirazzi
Read more

Connecting with a Company while Interning Remotely

As a college student, starting any internship can be intimidating. For many, it’s a first glimpse into the professional work field, working longer hours than ever before and completing assignments with semi-proficiency. Meeting new faces behind a Microsoft Teams or …

By Gaby Garofolo
Gaby Garofolo CSI Intern
Read more

Contact & Location


Smeal College of Business
114 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Office Hours Drop-In Hours
Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.