UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Education, in collaboration with Penn State Career Services, now offers drop-in career counseling services to its undergraduate and graduate students. While Career Services has always offered drop-in counseling sessions to University Park students, students in the College of Education will now have access to a career counselor who specializes in the field of education and can address a variety of questions and concerns.
"The drop-in sessions are relatively short, lasting about 10 to 15 minutes so that students don't have to wait too long," said Cassandra Rosas, career counselor. “If students want their resume or cover letter looked at, or some interview coaching, we can help them with that within these sessions. If a student needs more time, we can discuss ways to schedule a longer appointment in Career Services."
Students also may receive advice on job searching as well as interviewing tips. Because the field of education is unique in the ways in which employees are recruited when compared to other fields, accessibility to job postings can be a challenge for job-seekers. To help combat those obstacles, Rosas is working closely with the college’s Advising and Certification Center to make sure students are informed about career opportunities.