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Fall 2016 Welcome Week

Graduate Salary and Employment Data

Salary Information for Graduates:

Contact ACPC for Penn State Behrend graduate salaries.

 

National Salary Information:

Career & Internship Fair Information for Employers

Fall Career & Internship Fair, Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Registration is now open. Click here to register.

New Student Orientation

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New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation is a half-day program for you and your family members. It will familiarize you, as a first-year incoming student, with the opportunities, resources, and services available at Penn State. Our advisers will help you with your educational planning for your first semester.

New Student Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation Dates

All new first-year students to Penn State must participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO, you will meet with faculty and staff, begin to develop goals for your time at Penn State, learn about campus resources, and schedule courses for your first semester.

Gaining Experience

Gaining experience is one of the best ways for you to learn whether or not a field or career may be of interest to you. It can also be a way for you to develop skills that would be applicable across a number of fields. Consider some of the strategies below for developing these skills:

Graduate School Links

Gradschools.com: Search from over 60,000 graduate programs by subject, school, or geographical area.

Online Master's Programs: Here you'll find everything you need to identify a reputable program.

Peterson's Educational Center: Search for graduate programs, get test prep assistance, and more.

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:

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.