Career Advice

Finding a Summer Internship After Freshman Year – Forte Foundation Blog

At my college, in the weeks nearing the summer months, all you hear are the students discussing their summer plans. As a freshman, I was intrigued by the older students talking about their internships at impressive places …

By Ashley Stark
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Power of the Network – Penn State Alumni Association

VIDEO: Power of the Network

Penn State Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford speaks to the power of the Penn State alumni network, the immense networking possibilities and the personal connections Penn Staters share with each other and their alma mater.

By Ashley Stark
Ashley Stark Director for Corporate Relations Ashley Stark
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Tips & Tricks – Government Applications

Suggestions provide by Amy Marks, Missile Defense Agency

The government application process is different from industry in that typically there are two phases (resume rating and interview) instead of multiple reviews and interviews. Federal resumes provide selecting officials a first …

By Ashley Stark
Ashley Stark Director for Corporate Relations Ashley Stark
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5 Things to Do Halfway Through Your Internship

Congratulations, career-minded [collegians]; you’ve officially made it to the halfway point of your summer internship! Spending hours picking out your perfectly-ironed first-day outfit and getting to the office 45 minutes early for fear of getting lost seems like it happened …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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Students should know there are pitfalls to reneging on an internship offer

From Smeal News, February 18: Original Source

A recent issue of Penn State Today included the latest edition of its Ask the Ethicist column. The current topic was especially relevant to Penn State Smeal College of Business students: “Can I …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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Entrepreneur: Startup CEOs Reveal the 1 Question They Ask Every Job Candidate

View original post here: Top Questions

The companies in this article were included in the Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index.

Part of the appeal of running your own business is that you get to hand-pick exactly who you work alongside each day. …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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TED: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

As the COO at the helm of …

By Paul Guzek
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Entrepreneur: The 12 Most Important Things I’ve Learned About Leadership

In honor of our first Making the Leap Leadership Program beginning on Monday, January 25, here’s a great article from Entrepreneur: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/269744.

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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5 Ways that I Landed My Ideal Job

My name is Corey Bobak and I am a Software Consultant for Manhattan Associates in Atlanta, GA. I received my degree in Management Information Systems degree a little early in December of 2015. I also interned at Erie Insurance in …

By Corey Bobak
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Vault: What Managers Can Learn From Coaches

From Vault Careers: http://careerinsider.vault.com/blog/workplace-issues/what-managers-can-learn-from-coaches/

Watching a great sports team play together is something amazing. The perfectly coordinated teamwork. The impressive displays of athleticism. The obvious joy of the game that radiates from their success.

All of these qualities indicate a …

By Ashley Rippey
Ashley Rippey Executive Director Ashley Rippey
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