Academic and Career Planning Center

Creating a Resume

 

There is no consensus as to what makes a good resume.  However, one of the basic rules is that employers will spend less than 20 seconds scanning your resume to see if it is worth further consideration.  Therefore, be sure that your resume is organized and attractive enough to pass this test.  Your resume, if effective, will quickly show the employer:

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

 

Just as a marketing executive needs strong, effective advertising to sell products, you need strong resumes and effective cover letters to sell your product--yourself. The purpose of the resume and cover letter is to get you an interview. Resumes don't get you a job--they get you in the door. You get the job!

Internship Requirements

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

Deciding to Attend Graduate School

 

Deciding whether or not to attend graduate school is an important, life-changing decision. So before you choose to take the plunge into graduate school, you need to determine what your goals and interests are and ask yourself some questions to be sure that you are prepared for the commitment and are attending for the right reasons.

Reasons to go:

New Student Orientation Procedures

For an overview of the process after you accept your offer to Penn State visit Admissions Accepted Students

Step 1: Complete Your Educational Planning Survey

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: