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NLCN Penn State's Job Board

Includes jobs, internships, alumni contacts, salary calculator, and more. For use by all students in all majors and alumni. Upload your resume, apply for positions, request interviews, and set up automated email job alerts.


 

Penn State Job Boards by College
(includes internship postings)

In addition to using Nittany Lion Career Network, students are encouraged to search for jobs and internships through the following job boards:

College of Agricultural Sciences (Career Network)
Smeal College of Business (SmealConnect)
College of Communications
College of Engineering (eCareer)
College of IST (Compass)
College of the Liberal Arts (Career Enrichment Network)
Eberly College of Science (SciOpps)  


 

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CampusPhilly

Need an internship or job? Campus Philly Careers has hundreds of great, regional jobs and internships for students to discover. Upload your resume and begin your search.


 
Job Fair

Career Fairs

A variety of job fairs are held in the region and at University Park. We are a consortia member for an Education Job Fair held each February or March and a Non-Profit/Government fair held each March or April. A large fair is also held at University Park at the early part of each semester and job fairs are regularly held in the Philadelphia region. Refer to Career Fairs and Events for dates and details about Brandywine affiliated and area career fairs.

Resume critiques take place by appointment or come as a “walk-in” Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. to Room 104 Main. Mock interviews, available by appointment and via InterviewStream, help prepare you for on-the-spot and follow-up interviews.

Be sure to register for fairs ahead of time so that you can review the list of registered employers attending and plan your research and table visits.


 

Job Search Methods

Best and Worst Job Search Methods

Job Search Strategies

Job Search in Tough Economy 


 

Networking

Expand Your Network

The Value of Networking

 
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Use LinkedIn and review the tutorial to learn how to use it effectively during your job search.

Be sure to join groups of interest, especially Penn State Career Connection and Penn State Alumni Association to make it easier to connect to others and to stay informed.


 

Targeting Your Search

Use Google maps to find employers by ZIP code and industry. Type ZIP code in search window, click “search nearby” and type in your search term (i.e. marketing, engineering, etc.)

Government Employment

Staffing Agencies Search

Agencies Ranked by Profession

 

career beam logo A comprehensive career system focused on increasing employment opportunities for job seekers at all levels including interns, entry-level, professional and executive positions. Features include;

  • CareerSearch, a comprehensive database with organization/company profiles, contact information, revenue, specialties, competitors, and many more details. Generate an employer list by region and industry or keyword to uncover the hidden job market.
  • Option to complete exercises to produce a personalized Career Profile report
  • Ability to explore sample resumes and interview questions related to your field of interest

Use your @psu.edu email address to create your account.


 

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GoingGlobal (for students, faculty/staff)

This database contains employment information within the U.S. and abroad, including internship and job postings, as well as cultural norms and expectations. It also contains accurate and up-to-date country-specific information on hot industries, in-demand careers, visa restrictions, as well as H1B Plus database of U.S. visa-sponsoring employers.


 

Employer Research

Set up Google alerts to receive emails about employers of interest.

Use Google maps – just enter your zip code then click on Search nearby and enter a keyword to find companies by an industry within a zip region (i.e. marketing, accounting, childcare, etc.).

Use LinkedIn to research employers and find out who you may know that works there or who might be able to introduce you to an insider.

Hoover's is one of the most respected sites for researching companies, people, and industries. Access Hoover's through the University Libraries database.

 

Glassdoor.com

Find out what employees are saying - www.glassdoor.com.

Unlimited access to Glassdoor's information about salaries, employees' opinions about employers, sample interview questions asked by employers, job postings.


 

ANGEL logoThe “Brandywine Career Services” group contains internship postings and listings of where past Brandywine students have interned. Enroll in this group after logging in to Angel by clicking on “find a group” under “My Groups” section. Type in “Brandywine Career Services” in the keyword field to enroll and access this extremely valuable information.


 

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Vault Career Insider - Click on Companies tab for a list of valuable resources and rankings. Select the Guides tab access “Top Employers” guides by Industry. Students must create an account using their Penn State email address in order to be able to download guides.

Rileyguide – Advice on how to research employers and various rankings such as Fortune, Forbes, Working Mother, and Dog Friendly.

Visit the employer's website and search the Internet for what others are saying about the organization.


 

USA Jobs logo•    Discover opportunities in Public Service working for the government, whether a student, recent graduate, executive, veteran, and/or an individual with a disability.

•    “Pathways” is a special program that allows students and recent graduates to gain access to internship and entry-level employment opportunities.


 

Salary Information

Post-Graduation Activities (including salaries of Penn State grads by major).

The O*Net – Lookup a career, click on the Wages tab to compare national average pay to state averages.

Salary Calculator – Developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), this salary calculator provides salary ranges based on occupation, geographic region, years of experience, level of education and college attended.


 

Public Job Boards

(A word of caution: web searches on public job boards only yield a 4-10% success rate.)

Below is just a sampling of some of the more reputable sites:

Job Search Engines: www.simplyhired.com / www.indeed.com / www.jobster.com
For Students:   www.careerrookie.com / www.collegegrad.com / www.campusphilly.org / www.internships.com
For All:    www.rileyguide.com / www.careerbuilder.com / www.careerphilly.org
Specialty:    www.idealist.org / www.phillyadclub.com / www.dice.com /  www.recruitdisability.org/                

 

Additional Resources

The Gateway Project - Job Seeker’s Guide (contains a Healthcare component)
University Park Job Search web page