Academic and Career Planning Center

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

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.

Student On-Campus Interviewing Policies

The Academic and Career Planning Center’s (ACPC) on-campus interviewing program offers students the opportunity to interview for internships and full-time positions with a variety of employers from business, industry, and government. On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is primarily a pre-select system, where employers select candidates from among the students who request interviews with them. The procedures for requesting and scheduling OCI interviews using the Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) (formerly Nittany Lion Recruiting NLR) system are described in a separate section.

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.

Internship Requirements

Accounting
Must be fifth semester standing minimum and have completed Business core courses.
Supervisor: Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, 814-898-6438

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.