Learn about Brazen – the virtual career fair platform for this semester!

Brazen is the virtual platform being utilized by the university for virtual career fairs this semester. Make sure you are ready for recruiting season this fall and the following career fairs:

Virtual Career Fairs: September 1 – 3 | Supply Chain & Information Systems Career Fair September 9 | Mock Career Fair, 12 – 3 p.m. September 10 | Smeal MegaFair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. September 14 | Corporate Partner Career Fair, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. September 14 | Actuarial Science Career Fair, 5 – 8 p.m. September 21 | Fall Career Days – Non-Technical, Full-Time September 24 | Fall Career Days – Internship & Co-Op September 25 | Fall Career Days – Technical, Full-Time

Prepare for the Fair:

Participating in the Fair:

  • Scan the event lobby for booths you want to chat with
  • Set your ‘chat’ status to ‘available’
    • When you enter an event your chat availability is automatically set to available. In order to accept chats, you must still get in line at a specific booth of your choice. You may toggle your status to ‘Away’ at any time during the event to stop receiving chats from any booths you may be in line for. *Note: if you are in line for chats and you set your status to ‘Away’, your place in line will still be held for you.
  • Enter booth
  • Click to chat
    • *note you can get in line to chat with multiple booths during the event. You will not miss an opportunity if you are in multiple lines while engaged in other chats. Your place in line will be saved – if an employer sees you are engaged in another conversation they will move to the next student in line until you are available.
  • Start chatting
    • You will be notified when it is your turn to chat with a representative and will be automatically taken to the chat screen. Note: Make sure to respond to the chat invitation promptly, as the chat will time out if the invitation is not accepted in a timely manner.
  • Rate and take notes
    • You will be taken to a chat conclusion page when the conversation has ended. This page allows you to rate your chat and take notes. When you are done click ‘contine to the event’ to return to the Event Lobby.

How To’s:

  • Attending an event: Link
  • Joining Video/Audio Chat: Link
  • How do I upload/change my resume? Link
  • How do I change/add my resume after I register? Link
  • Sending and Receiving “Final Thoughts”:Link
  • How can I select the correct time zone for display on my profile? Link
  • How to Change My Password: Link
  • Brazen Service Check– use this link to check if everything within your computer/browser is compatible with Brazen

For more information on FAQ’s regarding the Brazen platform visit: support.brazenconnect.com/hc/en-us/sections/360001780653-Event-guests

Check out the recorded student tutorial hosted by Penn State Career Services!


Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please contact the Smeal Business Career Center at smealcareers@smeal.psu.edu or call 814-863-6161 to leave a message with one of the Directors. Students or Professionals using a screen reader such as JAWS should contact the Smeal Business Career Center at smealcareers@smeal.psu.edu or call 814-863-6161 at least two business days prior to the start of this Brazen event for assistance in connecting with prospective employers (or vice versa).

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler