Academic and Career Planning Center

Email Job Listings

Alumni can add their names to our email distribution lists to receive job announcements and other important information as we receive it. If you would like to be included on these lists, send your email address to recruitbehrend@psu.edu. PLEASE NOTE: Lists are NOT organized by major, due to the volume of alumni requests we receive.

What Employers Want

Candidate Skills and Qualities

Employers rate the importance of candidate skills/qualities:

5-point scale: 1=Not important; 2=Not very important; 3=Somewhat important; 4=Very important; and 5=Extremely important

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.

On-Campus Interviewing

The Academic and Career Planning Center's on-campus interviewing program offers students and alumni the opportunity to interview for internships and full-time positions with a variety of employers from business, industry, and government. On-campus interviewing is primarily a pre-select system, where employers select candidates from among the students who request interviews with them.

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.

Please open NLCN in Chrome or Firefox

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.