Navigating Skype, Phone, & Virtual Interviews

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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
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Tips for scheduling as a Smeal major

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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]

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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
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How to Choose Your Smeal Organization

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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

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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
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COVID-19 Cancelled Panama Immersion Transformed to Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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During the Spring 2020 semester, we (Stephen Day and Elizabeth Weiland) were enrolled in BA497: Special Topics/Global Logistics Seminar: Panama Immersion through the Smeal College of Business at Penn State. Throughout the first half of the semester, we studied the …

By Stephen Day and Elizabeth Weiland
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Make the most of your summer break even without an internship

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Speaking from personal experience, going into summer break without an internship can definitely be discouraging. However, it is not a reason or excuse to do nothing with your time over the summer. There are plenty of things you can do …

By Elliot Solomon
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How Will Coronavirus Affect Your Job Search in 2020? – originally posted by Vault

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Since the coronavirus arrived in the U.S., my clients have been asking, ”Will coronavirus slow down an already slow hiring process? Will there be layoffs and hiring freezes?” My answer is: it depends.

Keep searching

Not every industry slows down in …

By Emily Tressler
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Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience: Inside the Minds of Recruiters

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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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Engaging with Alumni Mentors

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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
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