Career Advice

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience: Inside the Minds of Recruiters

On average, about 29% of all Smeal students study abroad during their time at Penn State. It is also safe to say that the majority of students will be looking for a job in the future, whether it is immediately …

By Alessandra Auster
Alessandra Auster International Programs Intern
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#Adulting: Don’t be a Michael, a Dwight, or a Jim. 

It’s the year 2020, and most of the general population has seen at least an episode or two of the hit TV show, “The Office”. While it’s an entertaining show to binge on a Saturday afternoon, anyone in the working …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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Engaging with Alumni Mentors

Through our academic courses, we absorbed so much knowledge about the business world, but it may be different when applying the skills in a professional setting. The choice to have an alumni mentor can offer you an opportunity to understand …

By Linda Huang
Linda Huang Engaging with Alumni Mentors
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Take Advantage of the Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word!

Resume Assistant in Microsoft Word helps you to create effective resumes by providing you content suggestions to include in your resume. Based on the role and industry you’re interested in, you’ll receive suggestions regarding work experience summary, skills, and also …

By Sherry Rice
Sherry Rice Director of Professional Development & Programming Sherry Rice
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#Adulting: Money isn’t the only currency

So, you find the listing for your dream job, only to discover that the salary is way lower than you expected it to be. Do you panic? Lash out in frustration at the unfairness of it all? Before throwing your …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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Navigating Skype, phone, and virtual interviews

As technology advances, more and more platforms are emerging to increase efficiency and save money for both the recruiters and the candidates. On top of that, there are also platforms that utilize Artificial Intelligence to detects a candidate’s strengths and …

By Helen Zheng
Helen Zheng Helen Zheng
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#Adulting: Sticking to your moral and ethical beliefs is hard…but worth it.

Recruiter: So, as part of this position, you’ll be required to lie, steal, and cheat. Are you comfortable completing those tasks?

Interviewee: Umm…

It’s unlikely that a recruiter will directly ask you in an interview whether you feel comfortable doing …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern Ali Chiavetta
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Networking For Beginners

Networking can seem scary especially when your parents are calling everyday to see if you’ve gotten a job yet. But it isn’t so scary if you prepare.

Here are 3 quick tips to ensure that you can be prepared for …

By Emma Moul
Emma Moul Emma Moul
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Free resources as you get ready for career fair season!

Check out these free resources available to you as you start planning for the upcoming career fairs!

Free Resume Printing

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), voted to pass a bill that will fund resume printing for students.

The program …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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#Adulting, Making Social Comparsions

How did they land that awesome internship?
How were they able to hold executive positions in 2 student organizations and still maintain a 3.5 GPA?
They always know what to say!

These are just some of the comparisons we ask …

By Sherry Rice
Sherry Rice Director of Professional Development & Programming Sherry Rice
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