Navigating Skype, Phone, & Virtual Interviews

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While virtual interviews used to be the exception, it is safe to say that in 2020 they are not only the norm, but they are pretty much our only option. As if the traditional interview process wasn’t intimidating enough, we …

By Justin Korman
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Tips for scheduling as a Smeal major

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Every semester up until graduation students are asked to schedule their classes for the upcoming semester. In theory this is a simple task, but in actuality it is quite daunting. Smeal offers a variety of different majors and minors, which …

By Hunter Anderson
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LinkedIn for Students: How to Use It Right [Tips & Examples]

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Originally posted: https://ivypanda.com/blog/linkedin-for-students/ 

As an undergraduate in the US, you must have heard of LinkedIn. LinkedIn allows users to manage career opportunities, network, and demonstrate personal accomplishments. Through the platform, a person can find a job, explore a particular industry, …

By Yvonne McQuarrie
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How to Choose Your Smeal Organization

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No matter what grade you’re in, if you are looking for a new Smeal organization to join, you can feel overwhelmed by all of the choices. Should you join a club focused on your major? Or one that organizes a …

By Christine Kovell
Christine Kovell Career Service Intern
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The Most In-Demand Soft Skills and Which Industries Want Them- Originally Posted by Vault

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When candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it’s often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. While skills like imagination or patience may not seem like something to put on your resume, employers certainly want …

By Emily Tressler
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Is Graduate School in Your Future Plans? Utilize These Resources for Your Career Trajectory!

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Considering graduate school is an important life decision. There are many options to consider when choosing your program based on your academic and professional goals. Setting your goals early, establishing a timeline, and staying on top of applications, are important …

By Jana Jaffa
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Having Casual Conversations with Recruiters

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Hello. Talking to recruiters seems scary right?

I know. I have been there, and I’m still there sometimes. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Remember that recruiters are people too. I have been doing recruiting as a student ambassador …

By Emma Moul
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Practice Your Upcoming Virtual Interview with HireVue

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Have an upcoming virtual interview you need to prepare for? As a Smeal student, you have access to HireVue to practice virtual interviews. Did you know, many companies that recruit at Smeal use HireVue for their virtual interviews?

Take advantage …

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

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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:

Prepare for the Fair:

Create a Brazen account with …

By Emily Tressler
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My study abroad experience was cancelled. How can I add a global experience to my resume?

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For many Penn State students, the pandemic impacted Spring, Summer & Fall 2020 study abroad programs: https://news.psu.edu/story/622560/2020/06/08/academics/global-programs-announces-cancellation-fall-education-abroad#:~:text=UNIVERSITY%20PARK%2C%20Pa.,Eric%20Barron%20on%20June%2015.

There are many ways to stay engaged globally. Check out some of the resources below for more information:

Join a Penn State student …

By Jana Jaffa
Jana Jaffa Specialty Programs & International Career Coach Jana Jaffa
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