Career Services Partners with Faculty and Staff

Career Services Partners with Faculty and Staff

Career Services is interested in partnering with faculty and staff to inform and encourage our students to make good use of resources, events and services. It is our goal to prepare our students for life beyond Brandywine, whether pursuing experiential learning, employment or further education.

We invite faculty and staff to become a Career Success Partner (CSP) by completing this form. This may involve advertising our events, services and resources (see links on right) and receiving the Career Connection newsletter. 

Whether a CSP or not, consider incorporating relevant events/resources into your syllabi and posting on your Canvas sites and in your office areas.  

Internships

student interns

Students are encouraged to complete internships, paid or unpaid, for credit or not, one semester or multiple. Career Services provides numerous resources to help students prepare for, find and succeed at their internships. Most notably, we teach a 1-credit course each semester (CN ED 280 * Job/Internship Search and Professional Skills). Students may also schedule appointments with a Career Counselor for individual assistance. The Internships webpage contains many details, including student profiles, our definition, forms students must complete, the law regarding unpaid internships, Brandywine majors’ requirements and coordinators, and more.

Please encourage students to complete the Internship Acceptance Form once they’ve been hired and the Internship Feedback Form at the conclusion of their internship.

 


Career Events

students and alumni at career event

Here you'll find a listing of Penn State Brandywine, University Park, virtual and regional career-related events including networking events and career fairs, to name a few.

 

 


Class Visits and Course Offerings

studentCareer Services class visits and courses cover such topics as career assessments, informational interviews, elevator speeches, LinkedIn, career options related to majors, applying to graduate school, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills and more.

Click on the link above for details about the two courses offered through Career Services: CNED 100 and CNED 280.

 


Employer Connections via PSU Job Board

student

Penn State's online job board allows students and alumni to post their resume, apply for internships/jobs and request an on-campus interview at University Park or Harrisburg. Beginning Fall 2018, all PSU job boards from all colleges will be consolidated into this one system and renamed Nittany Lion Careers.

 


Canvas Pride to Support Faculty

two studentsFaculty are invited to enroll in a Canvas Pride containing classroom resources to aid students in their Professional Development. From the dashboard, click on Pride Manager on the bottom right, search for “BW Student Professional Development - Class Resources”. To obtain the passcode, email bw-careers@psu.edu from you PSU email account.

 

 


Online Resources

female student at computerOnline career resources include free access to many subscription-based systems in which Penn State has invested. Most notably, students and often alumni have access to career assessments and exploration via Focus2, the Penn State Job Board, InterviewStream to practice interviewing and view tips from experts, GoinGlobal and Vault Career Insider for industry guides, “a day in the life” videos and more. Faculty and Staff may have access to some of these systems as well. Email bw-careers@psu.edu for questions about access

 

 

 


Major and Career-specific Information

career guide coverFind major-specific and career-related resources here along with resources for specific populations (Veterans, Students with Disabilities, LGBTQA, International Students).

 

 


Informational Interviews with Alumni

student and alumniAlumni can offer valuable advice that will help students and alumni compete in today's job market. If you are an alumnus of Penn State, you might wish to register as a career coach.