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Virtual Resume Drop: Save My Resume/Cover Letter

Email your resume and/or cover letter to smealresumes@psu.edu to have a Career Coach or Career Service Intern review and give you feedback within 72 business hours! Make sure to include a job …

By Emily Tressler
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Learn about Brazen – the virtual career fair platform being utilized 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:

Upcoming Virtual Career Fairs:

Sept. 8: Mock Career Fair, …

By Emily Tressler
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Join over 200 students and apply for the Smeal Alumni Mentoring Program to be matched with an industry professional!

The Alumni Relations Office manages the college’s formal Alumni Mentoring Program for undergraduate students. This program allows students to apply and be matched one-on-one with an alumnus/alumna who can share their perspectives from the business world. The program allows students …

By Emily Tressler
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7 Essential Career-Readiness Tips for Students

Deciding what to do after school and how to prepare for life after college can be stressful and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be. If you follow the below seven stress-free tips, you’ll be well prepared for the next …

By Melissa Fisher - Vault
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These 7 Interview Skills Will Help You Stand Out From the Pack

Having conducted hundreds of interviews—both mock interviews with career coaching clients and real interviews as part of search committees—and seen what the outcomes are, I can say with confidence that getting through the hiring process and landing a job is …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
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8 Body Language Tips for Your Next Job Interview (Because It’s Just as Important as What You Say)

There are several steps to nail when it comes to landing your dream job, like polishing your resume and perfecting your cover letter. Once you make it to the interview stage, give yourself a brief pat on the back, but …

By Taneasha White - The Muse
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Stay on track with your career goals this summer!

Summer is here! There are plenty of ways to make sure you stay on track with your career this summer:

Build your online brand: Make sure you have an up to date LinkedIn profile (see the Business Career Center website …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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3 Tips for Starting a Job Remotely

This has been the year of everything virtual — and that includes the workplace. Many companies plan to keep their employees at home for the foreseeable future, so if you’re currently job hunting, you may find yourself not only interviewing virtually

By Jacqueline DeMarco - Vault
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Tips for Crafting a Post-Interview Thank-You Note

One of the most important pieces of interview advice is to remember your manners—and by that I mean, write thank-you notes. Sending your interviewer a quick thank-you note is an easy way to make a great impression and show your …

By Ashley Reed - Vault
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Ring in the New Year with These 5 Tips to Make your Resume Sparkle

Start the new year by getting a jump start on your career goals by following these 5 resume tips.

TIP 1: Consider including global experiences in 3 locations on your resume: Education section, Work Experience Section, and Skills/Interests Section (IES …

By Jana Jaffa
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