Academic and Career Planning Center

Interview Resources

The Academic and Career Planning Center has a wide variety of books and DVD's for student use. In addition, ACPC staff members are available for one-on-one sessions to improve your interviewing skills. Finally, attend a ACPC workshop on job interviewing or complete a practice interview in the ACPC to cover the basics of the interviewing process. Here are some additional links:

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:

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.

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ACPC Workshops and Programs

The ACPC offers many programs and workshops for student organizations and residence life staff.

Handouts and Online Resources

The Academic and Career Planning Center has many resources available in our office for reference related to resume creation, job and internship searching, professional dress, and many other topics. You can pick up these handouts at our office at any time.

Career Counseling


Both students and alumni can benefit from the Career Counseling services offered through the ACPC. Students can get assistance with developing a career plan by exploring their interests, abilities and values to find a career path that suits them, as well as with developing a resume and preparing for the job search process. Alumni can receive help searching for jobs, preparing for interviews and more.

e-Portfolio Development

Electronic Portfolios (e-Portfolios) are dynamic, developmental spaces representing your professional "self" on the Web. More than just a resume, they are becoming standard practice for academics, students, and professionals and typically include examples of skills and achievements, as well as a reflective blog element.

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

Alumni Registration

New Alumni Users - Register for Nittany Lion Alumni Career Network

For alumni who have never held a Nittany Lion Alumni Career Network account, please visit the registration page to set up an account.  You will receive a confirmation email once your account has been approved by a Alumni Career Services staff member.  The process usually takes 2-3 business days.

Major and Career Exploration

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With so many options, finding the major and career that's right for you can be a difficult task. There is no one right way to develop a career plan, however there are three basic areas that you need to consider in order to find your fit: