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This information was designed to assist you in working with the Penn State DuBois Career Office and our students.

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This information was designed to assist you in working with the Penn State DuBois Career Office and our students.  We welcome the opportunity to work with employers in our community and want to make the process as simple as possible.  Below, you will find links to the various opportunities that we have for employers.  Follow the link for additional information on each topic.  If you have any questions or are in need of additional information, please feel free to contact Anna Akintunde in the Career Office on campus in 102 Hiller Building, via email at aaa39@psu.edu or phone (814) 372-3015.

 

Job Postings

To post jobs for our students, please use Nittany Lion Career Network logo  an online job search engine for employer to register for Free and then post jobs and search resumes for students at DuBois and other Penn State locations.

Internships

Follow this link to see the online internship book Internships - . To have your company added to our internship book, please print this form, complete it and send it to aaa39@psu.edu  or mail to Penn State DuBois, Attn: Anna Akintunde, 1 College Place, DuBois, PA 15801. 

Please know there are multiple types of internships that employers can offer our students.  Students can complete internships for academic credit, paid or volunteer or any combination of these.  Also, employers can choose to list an ongoing internship with us in our internship book as listed above or can choose to list only a one time offering to students. 

 

Logo for P.A.W.S. Program. Parterning Academics and Workplace Learning for SuccessYour company can also consider participating in the PAWS Program.  This program at Penn State DuBois is designed to partner students with industry early on in their academic careers to allow them an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning their degrees. Development and employment of local talent is the program’s top priority.

The partnership will allow an accepted student in the program the opportunity to work with a company for a period of time and gain valuable input from industry. In addition, professional development activities are provided to students throughout the year.  For more information click here.

 

Either way, by contacting the Career Services Office, we can assist you in making the right decision for your company. 

You can contact one of the Career Service Representatives below for more information:

Anna Akintunde, Career Counselor at aaa39@psu.edu or (814) 372-3015

Stephanie DeMaro, Regional Job and Internship Developer at saw163@psu.edu or (724) 773-3953

Internships Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

1. How can my company obtain a Penn State intern?

Complete the internship application so that your company can be listed in our internship book.  You may also contact the Career Office directly to post your internship position directly to students and to faculty. Your company can also participate in internships through our PAWS program, which stands for Partnering Academics and Workplace Learning for Success.  For more information, visit the PAWS Program webpage.

2. What types of internships are available?

 There are multiple types of internships that employers can offer our students.  Students can complete internships for academic credit, paid or volunteer or any combination of these.  Also, employers can choose to list an ongoing internship with us in our internship book as listed above or can choose to list only a one time offering to students.  Either way, by contacting the Career Services Office, we can assist you in making the right decision for your company. 

 3. What responsibilities do I have if I host an intern?

It depends on the type of internship that the student is completing. If the student is completing a paid or unpaid internship then you would have no direct responsibilities other than ensuring the student is completing the work you assign and giving them a good internship experience.  If the student is completing a "for credit" internship you would then have evaluation forms to complete for the University.  Typically you would be asked to complete a mid-term and final evaluation of the student along with some questions to help the faculty in determining a grade for the student. Each major may have some differences in the reporting structure but the student will provide you with the information and forms that you need to complete.  We ask that you hold the students accountable for the work you assign and for coming to work on time, etc as you would your employees.

4. What if my company requires a memorandum of agreement to have an intern?

Some colleges have standard memorandum of agreements already established that they can provide to you for your company.  Other colleges do not have these agreements established.  In those cases, the Career Office will work with you to prepare the agreement.

5. Can I list my internship as a one-time opportunity?

Absolutely! You can just send your internship job description to the Career Office and we will post this opportunity for you.  You would not need to complete the internship application to be listed in our book.

6. Can I list my internship as an on-going opportunity?

Absolutely! You can complete the application and we will then include you in our internship book and post to students.

7. How many hours can/will an intern work and for what length of time?

It depends on the type of internship the student is completing.  If the student is completing a paid or unpaid not for credit internship then you can determine the number of hours and length of time you would like to have that student work for you.  If the internship is for credit, the student will have a required number of hours during the semester they are to complete. Together, you and the student can determine how those parameters best work for you in most cases. If the student meets their credit internship obligations; however, you would like to extend the number of hours or length of time the student works with your company, the two of you can do that as well.

8. What if I have an issue with my intern?

If the internship is paid or unpaid and not for credit, you would be able to treat that student as any other employee and let them go if need be.  We would highly recommend reporting this to the Career Services Office so that we can work with the student to improve their work skills.  If the internship is for credit, we would ask that you contact the faculty internship supervisor for that student.  This information should be noted on the papers you receive from the student.  If this information is not provided, you can always contact Career Services and we can help identify the supervisor.

9. Can we use the internship as a trial period in determining if we want to hire the individual for a permanent position within our company?

Absolutely!  Many employers are using internships as trail periods and finding that this is a great way to determine if the person is a match for your organization! 

How can I contact a Career Services Representative?

You can contact one of the Career Service Representatives below for more information:

Anna Akintunde, Career Counselor at aaa39@psu.edu or (814) 372-3015

Stephanie DeMaro, Regional Job and Internship Developer at saw163@psu.edu or (724) 773-3953

 

Penn State in Western PA

Penn State DuBois is part of Penn State's Western Pennsylvania region which is comprised of Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater AlleghenyNew Kensington, and Shenango campuses. These campuses collaborate on initiatives and work together to provide employer services.   

Working with all six campuses will expand your candidate pool as well as increase your organization's visibility.

To discuss your regional options and learn more about our regional employer services, please contact:  

        Stephanie DeMaro
Regional Job and Internship Developer
(724) 773-3953

About Penn State DuBois

Penn State DuBois has over 925 students and offers nine Associate Degrees (Business, Human Development & Family Studies, Information Sciences & Technology, Letters, Arts, & Sciences, Materials Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Wildlife Technology), five Bachelor’s Degrees (Business, Earth Sciences, Human Development & Family Studies, Information Sciences & Technology, Letters, Arts, & Sciences, and Organizational Leadership available in St. Marys ), as well as the first two years of almost all of Penn State’s 160 baccalaureate degree programs.

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