Career Advice

Making The Most of Your Winter Break

Winter break is right around the corner. Though it is important to relax and regroup during this time, you can also take advantage of your free time in many ways.

 

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By Dylan Helfrick
Dylan Helfrick Career Service Intern
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Making the Most of Your Thanksgiving Break

As the Thanksgiving Break approaches, many of you will be wondering what to do during this one free week from school. To help some of you out, I have thought of some things that might be good to do during …

By Lydia Lee
Lydia Lee
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Connecting with Smeal Alumni

As students, we are very comfortable in the classroom setting whether it be in person or on Zoom. However, when it comes to the “real world”, we are not as comfortable and that is due to a lack of experience. …

By Mohammad Hussain
Mohammad Hussain
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Networking for Beginners

“This is a great networking opportunity.”

This phrase has followed me throughout my four years at Penn State, especially as a Smeal student. It incidentally was also one of the reasons why I chose Penn State over other college choices. …

By Riley McConnell
Riley McConnell
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Navigating Skype, Phone, & Virtual Interviews

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
Justin Korman
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Tips for scheduling as a Smeal major

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

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
Yvonne McQuarrie
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How to Choose Your Smeal Organization

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

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

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
Jana Jaffa Associate Director of International Employment and Specialty Graduate Programs
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