Resources for Faculty

Resources for Faculty

Overview

The Career Services Office offers a variety of services to both faculty and students.  We offer assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job search, interest inventories, internships, and graduate school preparation.  We also have a career library that is available to both faculty and students.  What this means for you as a faculty member is that you can better inform students of where to turn for help, and even bring us into the classroom to augment a lesson.

Class Presentations & Career Related Class Assignments          

If you would like us to come into your classroom, you can choose from the list of career topics below or you may ask us to tailor one for your class that suits your needs.

  • 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College/Transferable Skills Employers are Looking for in New Graduates 
  • Career Issues for Women
  • ​Cover Letters
  • Creating a Brand and Selling Yourself to Employers
  • Creating a Portfolio
  • Current Career Trends
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Graduate School and the Application Process
  • How Career Services can Help Students - General Information
  • Interviewing Skills & Preparing for the Behavior Based Interview
  • Letters of Recommendation Session (for Staff/Faculty)
  • LinkedIn - How to Build Your Professional Brand and Land a Job
  • Making a Difference While Making a Living
    • Going Green, the Eco Guide to Careers that make a Difference​
    • Transferring Service into a Career
  • My Plan in the Classroom - Interpreting Your Assessment Results
  • PAWS Informational Session
  • Planning for a Career
  • Professionalism (including communication)
  • Resume Preparation
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Sexual Orientation and Career Decision Making
  • The Adult Learner and the Job Search
  • The Importance of Networking
  • The Job Search - skills and strategies
  • Using a Portfolio in an Interview
  • What to do with a Liberal Arts Degree (or any other degree)
  • Why Transferrable Skills Matter - for success in the workplace and job search

PICKING A MAJOR

If your student needs to pick a major, encourage them to make and appointment with Career Services.  We can assist them with interest inventories including My Plan, Skill Scan, and Self Directed Search. Please refer students to this picking a major link.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

If your student needs skill assistance (resume, cover letter, portfolio, interview), encourage them to make an appointment with Career Services to work on these items. In addition,  some of these online resources regarding skill development may be helpful.

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

If your students are in need of an internship this link may be helpful. 
Internship Information

In addition, our goal is for EVERY student to complete an internship regardless of whether one is required or not.  Students can also apply to participate in the PAWS internship program.

JOB SEARCH

If your student is looking for a job, we can help with the search. Also, these links may be useful to them. 
Job Search
Nittany Lion Career Network
Career Fairs at University Park

Please feel free to refer students to the Career Services office for assistance, or call us with any questions that you may have!

Please contact  Career Services below for more information about our services.

Career Representatives

Anna Akintunde

Career Counselor

102 Hiller Building

(814) 372-3015 or email aaa39@psu.edu