Career Services

Bank of America Career Services, 865-2377

http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career

Career Services, located in the Bank of America Career Services Center, offers a number of programs and services to assist students in their career planning and implementation.

Drop-in and Individual Career Counseling
Drop-in counseling is available to address students' questions and to determine the best course of action. A counselor is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings during the fall and spring semesters on a first-come, first-served basis to clarify career concerns; provide career information and make referrals; review resumes, cover letters, and application forms; and provide information on job-seeking skills. One hour individual career counseling appointments are also available to help students with their career planning, make informed decisions and set goals, and improve communication and job-seeking skills.

Career Information Center
The Career Information Center has online, printed and video information on hundreds of occupations, academic majors, job-search strategies, and career planning. The center also offers career, graduate and professional school guides; employer directories; and notices of available internships, scholarships, and summer employment prospects. A career library assistant is on hand to help you find the information you need.

Career Planning and Job Search Courses
Career Services offers credit-bearing courses for career planning, professional development, and job-search strategies. CN ED 100, Effective Career Decision Making, focuses on factors that influence decision making, career, and major choice and is available to first through fourth semester students. AG 100, CN ED 303 and LA 401 assists students in technical, education, and non-technical majors with their job search. Topics covered include determining career goals, identifying potential employers, formulating effective search strategies, preparing a resume, and improving interview techniques.

Outreach Programs
Workshops and outreach programs are offered each year on a wide range of career topics such as resume writing, interview skills, job-search strategies, internships, and the graduate school process. Each spring, a series of Industry Spotlights are hosted to help students gain insight into different career areas and to meet with employers.

Job Search/Graduate School
To aid in plans after graduation, students will want to take advantage of many programs, such as On-Campus Interviewing and Nittany Lion Career Network. From October through April, employers conduct interviews in the Interview Center located on the second floor and hundreds more post a variety of job opportunities. Annually, numerous career and graduate school fairs occur where students can meet with representatives from companies and graduate schools to talk about internships, jobs, and grad/professional programs. The Education Credentials Service can assist students and alumni seeking teaching or administrative positions in elementary, secondary, or higher education.

To access any of these services, visit Career Services in the Bank of America Career Services Center, visit our website at http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career, or call 814-865-2377.