Academic and Career Planning Center

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.

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.

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

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?

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:

Email Job Listings

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