From the day you’re accepted as a student, you can further your career development with resources and tools provided by Penn State World Campus. These tools are beneficial whether you’re in an established career, or you’re searching for a job.
Three Ways to Manage Your Career
1. Contact a Career Counselor
Speaking with a career counselor has many benefits and can help you:
- build confidence in your career decisions
- identify careers that are suited to your skill set and background
- improve your self-marketing (resume, cover letter, and interviewing assistance)
- increase your self-awareness and connect that self-understanding to occupations or majors
2. Find Careers and Salary Information, Internships, and Graduate School Resources
Whether you’re looking for a job or internship, searching for salary information, or trying to connect with employers, you can find career resources that meet your needs.
3. Connect with Employers
Through online and in-person career fairs, you can network and build professional connections with potential employers. You can also search Nittany Lion Careers, an online resource for connecting students with employers.
Get to Know World Campus Career Counselors
Lynn Atanasoff is a Distance Credentialed Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys helping students figure out their career interests and goals, and empowering them to find better careers.
Matthew Soroka is a career counselor with over 10 years of experience working in higher education with graduate students enrolled in the Smeal MBA Program and undergraduate students across Penn State.
Career Services Hours
Monday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
All times are Eastern Time.
Throughout your education, you may wish to participate in an internship. Penn State World Campus Career Services can faciliate the search for available positions. You can explore available virtual internships via the Virtual Student Federal Service from July 1-31.
If you are in the Pittsburgh area, you can apply for the Study Away position offered through the Penn State Center. Students interested in learning more about this opportunity to study urban sustainability issues should email [email protected].