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 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.

 

Find our Undergraduate and Graduate Career Guide here 

Find the Career Development Checklist Four Year Plan here

Mark your Calendars - Events for Spring 2017 Semester  
 
            

Wednesday, 3/29/17         Networking Luncheon & Job Fair
              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 March 29, 2017.  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 Friday 3/3/17.        Noon - 3 pm

Monday, 4/10/17           LinkedIn & the Job Search
               "LinkedIn is a job-seekers best friend - but only if you use LinkedIn's
               features to your advantage" (Forbes.com).  This workshop will teach
               you how to enhance your profile to attract employers, by show
               casing your skills and creating a brand.  You will also learn how to 
               research employers and scout promising opportunities in order to
               land your dream job.  Seating is limited so please register early by
               emailing aaa39@psu.edu.  RSVPs are due by 4/3/17.
                                                                        
                12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m