Preparing to launch your job or internship search involves more than just thumbing through the classifieds or exploring mega search engines for jobs. A quality job search will involve networking and utilizing a variety of job search strategies and search tools. There are many ways to become focused.
Visit the Career Services Calendar for an updated list of workshops and career fairs. Attend a workshop, watch a prerecorded video, or schedule an individual meeting with the campus career counselor. Do something to help yourself move your search to the next level.
If you're serious about managing your career, LinkedIn is where you can build your professional presence. Connect with professionals who can help lead you to job opportunities, research employers, link with groups that can help boost your job search, and meet other career goals, too.
Glassdoor is a career community where past and current employees have contributed more than 5,000,000 pieces of content about salary information, company reviews, and interview questions. The site includes more than 300,000 companies in all industries as well as more than 15 million job and internship postings.
Wetfeet provides profiles of companies, careers, and industries to help job seekers find the right career, industry, company, and job.
Vault offers information about jobs, careers, top employers, and education programs as well as job search advice, salary information, job listings, and employee messages.
Career Bliss can help you find jobs, research salaries, read company reviews, and more.
Going Global can help you find international jobs and internships. It offers expert advice and information about resumes and curriculum vitae (CV), work permits, and visa requirements for working abroad.
Job and Internship Search
Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) is the portal for Penn State students and alumni to access job postings. You can upload a resume for employers to view as well as connect with hundreds of alumni via LionLink. Use your standard University user ID and password to access the site. This service is provided for Penn State students and alumni only.
Below are sites that target internships. Another useful way to locate internship or employment opportunities is by searching online. Many internship listings can be located simply by entering the word "internships" in a search engine.
Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace, bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location. Recognized by Forbes as a Top 10 Careers Website, Internships.com provides a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services designed to provide students, employers, and educators with a better understanding of how to optimize internship opportunities.
Penn State Job Boards by College (includes internship postings)
In addition to using the Nittany Lion Career Network, students are encouraged to search for jobs and internships through the following job boards:
- College of Agricultural Sciences (Career Network)
- Smeal College of Business (SmealConnect)
- College of Communications
- College of Engineering (eCareer)
- College of IST (Compass)
- College of the Liberal Arts (Career Enrichment Network)
- Eberly College of Science (SciOpps)
For more job search resources, please visit the Internet Job Search Resources.
- Career Services for Students
- Other Career Services