Academic and Career Planning Center

Understanding Yourself

 

You already know many of your interests, talents and abilities through experiences you've had growing up. But many students discover new interests during college through new academic experiences, outside activities and employment opportunities. It is important to ask yourself three questions to understand what you like, what you do well, and what you value most.

What Are Your Interests?

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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.

Career Planning Schedule

The Career Journey: A Step-By-Step Guide

Creating a Cover Letter

 

When an employer asks for you to send your resume, always send an introductory/cover letter along with it. If you are applying for a position, and you are not in the presence of the individual to whom you are submitting your resume, always send a letter introducing yourself and your resume to the employer.  Read the guidelines below to write a basic cover letter, then stop by the ACPC to have your letter and resume reviewed.

Cover Letter Basics

 

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!