Academic and Career Planning Center

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.

Creating a Cover Letter

 

When an employer asks for you to send your resume, always send an introductory/cover letter along with it. If you are applying for a position, and you are not in the presence of the individual to whom you are submitting your resume, always send a letter introducing yourself and your resume to the employer.  Read the guidelines below to write a basic cover letter, then stop by the ACPC to have your letter and resume reviewed.

Cover Letter Basics