Career Services

Career Services

Penn State Lion in a hot air balloon looking to the future

Penn State Lion in a hot air balloon looking to the future

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The GKN Services 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.

Find our Undergraduate and Graduate Career Guide here 

Find the Career Development Checklist Four Year Plan here

2017 FALL CAREER SERVICES EVENTS  

Event Date Time
Lunch & Learn: Resume Workshop Friday, September 8 12:12pm-1:15pm
Fall Career Days at University Park Tuesday-Thursday, September 12-14 10:00am-3:30pm
Dining Etiquette Luncheon Wednesday, October 5 12:15pm-1:15pm
Lunch & Learn: Choose a Major with Your Eyes Wide Open Tuesday, November 1 12pm-1:15pm

Lunch & Learn: Resume Workshop

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 for all participants. Space is limited to the first 20 people. Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Friday, September 1, 2017.

Fall Career Days at University Park

Travel with Career Services to UP's Fall Career Days to learn about non-technical full-time (Tuesday), internship & co-op (Wednesday), and technical (Thursday) opportunities. The van will be leaving at 10:00am and returning no later than 3:30pm each day. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume! Seats are limited, to sign up for a day please email aaa39@psu.edu or stop by 102 Hiller by Wednesday, September 6, 2017. (Need 4 sign-ups in order to travel).

Dining Etiquette Luncheon

Which fork do I use? How do I pass the bread? What if I drop my napkin? Get these questions and more answered at this free dining etiquette luncheon to help you prepare for your job search and learn how to be professional in a dining setting. While this event is free there is a limited number of seats and an RSVP is required by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Wednesday, September 20, 2017. 

Lunch & Learn: Choose a Major with Your Eyes Wide Open

Are you currently undeclared or questioning your major? Then join Career Services and the Advising Center in a workshop that will make choosing a major less daunting. This workshop will introduce you to the process of career decision-making and all the different major options here at Penn State DuBois and the other campuses. Lunch is provided but space is limited to the first 20 people. Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Wednesday, October 25, 2017.