Career Advice

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 Emily Tressler
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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 Jana Jaffa
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Having Casual Conversations with Recruiters

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

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

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 Associate Director of International Employment and Specialty Graduate Programs Jana Jaffa
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Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

Why joining a virtual info session can change your career

In the midst of a pandemic, typical ways of meeting recruiters and expanding connections through means such as career fairs have been put on hold. Information sessions that students and …

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5 Tips for Succeeding at Your Virtual Internship – originally posted on Vault

Virtual internships are new for all of us, which can make them feel intimidating. Part of the reason people do internships is to learn about the typical “day in the life” in one’s desired industry, but, well, days haven’t really …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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Where to Expect Job Market Growth in a Post-COVID-19 Economy – originally posted on Vault

The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted great global change in our lives personally and economically. Millions of people are now unemployed across the world’s most profitable industries.

A whopping decade of job growth in the U.S. came to an unforeseen halt …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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Introducing External Job Feed on Nittany Lion Careers!

Nittany Lion Careers is Penn State University’s single-system recruiting platform for all students, alumni, and employers. Through this system, you can see jobs that companies are seeking to fill as well as workshops and information sessions employers are hosting on …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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#Adulting: Social Distancing and Professional Development

Because of the unprecedented nature of the current situation, many students have been forced to forego their original summer plans in lieu of a social distancing-based alternative. It’s no surprise that due to COVID-19, conferences, networking events, and other professional …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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