Academic and Career Planning Center

New Student Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation Dates

Spring 2016 admit students need to complete the Educational Planning Survey and ALEKS Math Assessment by following the instructions on the New Student Orientation email that was sent from University Park. The ALEKS Math Assessment will be available after November 2, 2015.

New Student Orientation Procedures

For an overview of the process after you accept your offer to Penn State visit Admissions Accepted Students

Step 1: Complete Your Educational Planning Survey

Spring 2016 Admits: You will receive additional information about completing your Educational Planning Survey in early in the fall.

Explore Majors and Careers

Did you know that there are approximately 20,000 job titles in our society? Many people choose career paths based on very limited knowledge regarding just a few of the career opportunities available to them. There are many ways to learn more about possible careers. Listed below are a few suggestions:

Understanding Yourself


You already know many of your interests, talents and abilities through experiences you've had growing up. But many students discover new interests during college through new academic experiences, outside activities and employment opportunities. It is important to ask yourself three questions to understand what you like, what you do well, and what you value most.

What Are Your Interests?

Visit the following Web sites:


Employer Registration

At Penn State Behrend, we welcome employers to recruit potential employees from our ranks of intelligent and talented students and graduates. The Nittany Lion Career Network allows employers to post job, internship and co-op listings, and schedule on-campus recruiting opportunities accessible by thousands of students and alumni from all 16 Penn State campuses, free of charge.

Career Planning Schedule

The Career Journey: A Step-By-Step Guide

Preparation for your first step after graduation happens throughout college and begins as a first year student. Career development is a lifelong journey, and you are embarking on a key piece of that journey during your college career! We think of career development as a revolving lifetime cycle consisting of three phases-- Exploration, Preparation, and Action-- and we are here for you in each step.