Career Advice

Professionalism and the use of social media

We are living in a time where everyone and their mother (literally), are on social media. And how could we not? Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. are all exciting ways to interact with people and to gain all the likes and …

By Mollie Scarpino
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Gaining Leadership Without the Title

Leadership is an extremely important quality to possess, but leadership positions are not available in every setting nor to everyone. So how do you gain leadership without the title? By possessing and demonstrating the qualities listed below you will gain …

By Cassidy Soto
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Don’t GHOST this recruiting season!


As you are applying for jobs and internships in Nittany Lion Careers please be aware of the policies in place to ensure a smooth recruiting process for both students and employers!

The policy states that you will “maintain [your] commitments …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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What work environment fits me best?

While there are many tangible measurements to look at during your job selections such as salary, size, ranking, etc., the most important deciding factor of whether you will enjoy your job or not is the company’s culture. As the work …

By Helen Zheng
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Evaluating Offers- What does that mean?

As you are applying to jobs and interview with companies, you may begin to feel overwhelmed when you begin getting offers. Picking a company may seem difficult but think of it as a good thing that you have so many …

By Hunter R. Anderson
Hunter R. Anderson Career Service Intern
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Preparing for the Interview

Preparing for the Interview

Interviews are scary for most people, especially for people who have never interviewed before. Here is some information about interviews and how to help prepare for them. First, there are two different types interview, behavioral and …

By Lydia Lee
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Change of plans? Unexpected circumstances? Here’s what to do.

There are always so many things going on – exams, part-time jobs, club meetings, athletic practices, group projects, internship searching – all on top of spending time with friends and family while also trying to squeeze in personal time and …

By Lauren Watson
Lauren Watson Change of Campus Program Coordinator/Career Coach Lauren Watson
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Navigating Phone Interviews and Virtual Interviews

In my opinion, the best way to navigate a phone interview would be to treat it as if it were face to face. Many companies conduct their final round of interviews through the phone which means those companies take it …

By Mohammad Hussain
Mohammad Hussain Career Service Intern
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No-cost digital subscriptions to NYT and WSJ now available to all Penn State students!

Access to breaking news just got easier!

Penn State’s Student News Readership Program is evolving to include digital subscriptions to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. These no-cost subscriptions include access to podcasts, articles, videos, and other …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist Emily Tressler
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How To Keep In Touch With Recruiters

How to Keep in Touch with Recruiters  

Many students don’t know how to stay in contact with recruiters. They don’t want to come off as a pest, but at the same time, they want to express their interest in the …

By Linda Huang
Linda Huang Student Intern
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