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


Event Date Time

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. 

Wednesday, October 4 12:15pm-1:15pm

Zach Ballinger: Acing the Interview

Nervous about an upcoming interview? Want to learn more about nailing a future interview? Come hear what Zack Ballinger, a motivational speaker, CEO, and career consultant has to say about “Acing the Interview”.  Learn how to present yourself in the most compelling, interesting, and professional way. With over 100 job interviews under his belt, he will share his tested method of being cool, calm and killer in the dreaded interview. Please let us know you’re coming by emailing                

Thursday, October 12 12:15pm-1:15pm

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 by Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Wednesday, November 1 12:15pm-1:15pm