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The Penn State Beaver Office of Career Services serves current students and Penn State alumni in any stage of career development. Our services are designed to help you make informed career decisions and learn more about your ongoing journey or career management, before and after graduation.

Whether you're exploring majors and/or career options, preparing for an internship, seeking job search services, or considering graduate school, our Career Services Office is here to assist you. We're all about your success in college and beyond.

Career planning is often a challenging process that can be complicated by many factors, such as others' expectations, lack of self-confidence, and labor market conditions. Regardless of your academic major or class year, Penn State Career Services is here to assist you in identifying and achieving your individual career goals.

Here are just a few of the topics we can help you explore:

  • Choosing or changing a career direction
  • Understanding the relationship between choice of major and career plans
  • Assessing abilities, interests, and priorities
  • Locating sources of career information
  • Learning about graduate school options and the admission process
  • Composition of a resume and a cover letter
  • Job search strategies
  • Creating a LinkedIn profile
  • Developing interview skills
  • Dressing for success
  • Posting your resume on the Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN)
  • Any related concerns, such as making the transition from college to the workplace and coping with parental and/or financial pressures
  • Numerous other topics

To schedule an appointment, please visit room 115-A Student Union Building (SUB), or contact Denise Turyan, staff assistant, 724-773-3951, or Jill Bender, staff assistant, 724-773-3959. We look forward to assisting you!

Discover: Understand yourself

Get to know yourself better. Learn how your interests, values, abilities, and attitudes line up with careers. Take a self-assessment to learn more about yourself as well as how and where to find the right fit!

Plan: Consider your options

Examine academic majors as they relate to your career interests, investigate options for Penn State majors, and explore information about graduate schools.

Prepare: Present yourself in a professional manner

Preparing to launch your internship or job search begins with a quality resume and cover letter (sometimes a curriculum vitae (CV) and plenty of practice interviews. Use these quick tips to learn how to prepare for an interview.

Take Action: Job search, employer research, and networking

The job search process involves more than looking at job postings on websites. Make the most of your search by researching employers and networking as much as possible to tap into the hidden job market.