Career Advice

LinkedIn features you may not be using!

LinkedIn is great way to connect and network with professionals who have similar career interests. Recruiters are quickly moving towards LinkedIn has a key way to source and find candidates for internships and full-time positions. With LinkedIn you can also …

By Sherry Rice
Sherry Rice Director of Professional Development & Programming Sherry Rice
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2 Ways to Create a 1-Line Elevator Pitch (That’ll Make People Want to Keep Talking to You)

I still remember the ice breaker my English teacher kicked off our class with nearly a decade ago. It went like this:

I used to study at [Name of Elementary School]. I now study at [Name of High School]. In …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Be Aware—Avoid Job Scams!

Have you recently received an unsolicited email offering you an opportunity for employment? While it’s likely that you’ll be contacted by many legitimate companies over email, it is also likely that you will be contacted by illegitimate companies/scammers. Here’s what …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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Evaluating Offers

It’s winding down to the end of the semester and interviews are almost done… until the Spring semester. If you’ve had a good semester interviewing and landing a few different internships or jobs, then this week’s blog will come in …

By Priya Samuel
Priya Samuel
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Keeping it Professional: Social Media Platforms

How many of you would be comfortable giving your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account password to a potential employer? If your answer to this question was no, then you really need to start considering what “professionalism” looks like on social …

By Emilee Semple
Emilee Semple
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How to write a cover letter people will actually read!

You’re probably not the only one applying for that job.

That might seem obvious, but too many cover letters are written in a robotic style that leave little impression on hiring managers who are sifting through vast piles of applications, …

By Sherry Rice
Sherry Rice Director of Professional Development & Programming Sherry Rice
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Interested in working for the government? Quick tips to help you get there!

Did you know that there are urgent hiring needs within the government? Many of them are within business and students as young as sophomores are eligible to apply! You can learn more about these opportunities here:  https://www.usajobs.gov/?c=opportunities. The best resource …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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Beyond the 30 Second Pitch

Career fairs are just right around the corner. Soon enough, you’ll be going up to recruiters, shaking their hands, and giving them your 30 second pitch that took you forever to craft. That sounds great and all, but recruiters have …

By Ting Ng
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Career Fairs: Preparing for the Craziness

It’s that time of the year. The weather is still nice, classes are manageable, and Smeal is overrun by students wearing business formal and company stands taking over the ground floor sitting area. Welcome to recruiting season, everyone!

Now, if …

By Isadora Fraga
Isadora Fraga
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FREE BUSINESS ADVICE FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS – SBDC

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Penn State offers confidential, no-cost assistance to students interested in starting their own business. SBDC consultants have a wealth of experience, and are ready to help you navigate the complex process of starting …

By Ashley Stark
Ashley Stark Director for Corporate Relations Ashley Stark
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