Academic and Career Planning Center

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?

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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.

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:

Career Planning Schedule

The Career Journey: A Step-By-Step Guide

Nittany Lion Career Network

NLCNThe Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) is a resource that connects Penn State students and alumni with potential employers.

All students now have a free Nittany Lion Career Network account. New users no longer have to request an account. Simply log in using your PSU Access ID and password.

Exploring Majors

 

Students who aren't sure about their majors often want to make a decision as quickly as possible. But making a decision that's this important shouldn't be rushed—you can't take shortcuts if you want to make a well-informed decision. A one-on-one session with a counselor in the ACPC as well as a discussion with you adviser is recommended. The below resources can help you begin the process before your advising appointment.