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The GKN Career Services Center at Penn State DuBois is located in 102 Hiller Building and assists students in their career exploration, skill development and job search.

Students are encouraged to utilize career services from their first semester on campus to their last and even beyond.

We offer individual counseling sessions for students to explore the many career options with the following options: assessment tools, information interviews, job shadowing and lion link.

We use the above tools to shape our conversations and create a plan.  We use job shadowing and informational interviews to help students further explore their field.  

This office also conducts individual or group workshops on topics such as: resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, portfolio preparation and dining etiquette to name a few. 

We have a career library for students to use and we can also assist students in identifying an internship opportunity. Internships can offer students work experience which will assist in leading to employment.

In addition, as you prepare to leave the University, we can assist you in preparing a job search strategy, mock interviews and searching for a graduate school program that fits your needs.

We can build an individualized plan just for you!

 

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Find our Undergraduate and Graduate Career Guide Here

 Find the Four Year Plan Here

ATTENTION Employers and Students! 

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Consider participating in this brand new internship program. 

The PAWS Program at Penn State DuBois is designed to partner students with industry early on in their academic careers to allow them an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning their degrees. Development and employment of local talent is the program’s top priority.

The partnership will allow an accepted student in the program the opportunity to work with a company for a period of time and gain valuable input from industry. In addition, professional development activities are provided to students throughout the year.

Students, follow this link for more information.

Employers, follow this link for more information.

 

Mark Your Calendars - Events for Spring 2016 Semester

01
Feb
2016

Lunch & Learn: Resume Workshop
Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Room 204, Swift Building

Are you ready to start working on your resume?  Not happy with it?  Let Career Services help!  We will discuss format, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.  You will get the chance to work on it while we discuss the different sections.  Bring your flash drive with your saved resume and start the process of getting your resume where it needs to be.  A lunch coupon will be given at the end of the workshop to all participants.  Space is limited to the first 20 people.  Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, January 25, 2016.    



08
Feb
2016

Lunch & Learn: LinkedIn 101
Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Swift Building, Room 204

Join Career Services for a beginner workshop to LinkedIn.  Learn how to set up your profile and how to use it to effectively network for internships and other career related information and leads.  A lunch coupon will be given at the end of the workshop for all participants.  Space is limited to the first 20 people.  Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, February 1, 2016. 



09
Feb
2016

Spring Career Days at University Park
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | University Park

Travel with Career Services to U.P.'s Spring Career Days to learn about non-technical full-time job opportunities in your major on Tuesday, internship opportunities on Wednesday, and technical full-time job opportunities on Thursday.  The van will be leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 3:30 p.m.  Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume!  Seats are limited; to sign up, please email aaa39@psu.edu or stop by Hiller Building Room 102 by Wednesday, February 3, 2016.  (Need 4 sign-ups in order to travel each day). 



24
Feb
2016

Career Talks: Recent Grads Panel
Noon -1:15 p.m. | Hiller Auditorium

Learn from a panel of recently graduated Penn State DuBois professionals!  Come and ask the questions you always wanted to know, i.e. what it is like to have your first real job?  What skills employers really want you to have, what it took to land the job, and much more.  Remember, no career question is off topic.  To register, please email aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, February 15, 2016.   



14
Mar
2016

Resume Boot Camp
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Student Union

 Get your resume in shape in time for the April 6th Career Fair.  Career Services will be setting up camp in the Student Union on Monday, March 14; Monday March 21; and Monday March 28th.  We will be critiquing resumes and answering career-related questions during lunch.  Stop by the table whenever you are ready!



16
Mar
2016

Dining Etiquette Luncheon
Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Hiller Bluilding Quiet Lounge

Are you planning on attending the Networking Luncheon on April 1st?  Then this luncheon is for you!  Come and learn which fork to use, how to pass the bread, and what to do if you drop your napkin, and much more at this FREE dining etiquette luncheon.  It will help you prepare for your job search and learn how to be more professional while networking with employers.  There is a limited number of seats and an RSVP is required by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by March 4, 2016. 



21
Mar
2016

Lunch & Learn: How to Use Your Networking Style to Your Advantage
Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Hiller Building Quiet Lounge

Does the word networking send shivers down your spine?  Feel like you're not a born networker?  Networking may sound scary but it is one of the most effective career development tools you can carry with you your entire professional life.  Join Career Services to learn how to network in accordance with your strengths in order to get you ready for the Networking Luncheon and Job Fair.  Lunch will be provided, but there is a limited number of seats and an RSVP is required by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, March 14, 2016. 



30
Mar
2016

Mocktails & Career Fair Fashion Show
Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Hiller Building Student Union

Join Career Services and network with your peers while sipping mocktails.  Practice your 30-minute intro, apply your networking style with your peers in order to get ready for the Networking Luncheon and Career Fair on April 6.  You will also have the opportunity to view a spectacular do's and don'ts fashion show with PSUD faculty, staff, and students to learn about appropriate dress attire.  Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card to a select store to get a new suit for the Networking Luncheon & Career Fair.  To register, please email aaa39@psu.edu by Friday, March 18, 2016,   



06
Apr
2016

Networking Luncheon & Career Fair
12:00 noon 3:00 p.m. | Multi-Purpose Building Gym

Need a job or internship this summer or fall?  Want to start your career with a company you know?  Then join Career Services, the Alumni Society, and the DEF Board for the Networking Luncheon and Career Fair Event on April 6, 2016.  During lunch, you will have the opportunity to network with Penn State Alumni and business representatives relative to your major.  Following lunch you can continue to network with local employers at the job fair.  There's a $10 registration fee that will be refunded upon attendance of the event.  Seating is limited, so please register early by emailing aaa39@psu.edu.  RSVPs are due by March 14, 2016. 



08
Apr
2016

Lunch & Learn: Cover Letter Workshop
Noon - 1:15 p.m. | Swift Building Room 204

Do you need help writing an engaging cover letter?  Join Career Services to learn how to weave together your strengths with specific examples to write targeted cover letters that emphasize your fit for the job!  Bring the job description and flash drive and start working on your cover letter during the workshop!  A lunch coupon will be given at the end of the workshop to all participants.  Space is limited to the first 20 people.  Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, April 4, 2016.



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Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN)

Use Nittany Lion Career Network for: Job Postings (from employers not coming to campus for On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), additional job postings available through On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), and posting your resume in online Resume Books On-Campus...

For more information about the NLCN »

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Penn State is the #1 overall institution of higher education for producing the best prepared, most well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired, according to a Wall Street Journal survey released in September.

The Journal surveyed 479 corporate recruiters whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates. Of those 479 recruiters, 436 ranked Penn State #1. A sample recruiter comment cited by the Journal was: “Bright, well-rounded students … with the core competencies we desire.” Read the article here and for the Penn State DuBois Career Services Homepage click here.

Learn more about the unique PAWS program only at Penn State DuBois and for the Career Services Homepage