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The GKN Career Services Center at Penn State DuBois is located in 102 Hiller Building and assists students in their career exploration, skill development and job search.

Students are encouraged to utilize career services from their first semester on campus to their last and even beyond.

We offer individual counseling sessions for students to explore the many career options with the following options: assessment tools, information interviews, job shadowing and lion link.

We use the above tools to shape our conversations and create a plan.  We use job shadowing and informational interviews to help students further explore their field.  

This office also conducts individual or group workshops on topics such as: resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, portfolio preparation and dining etiquette to name a few. 

We have a career library for students to use and we can also assist students in identifying an internship opportunity. Internships can offer students work experience which will assist in leading to employment.

In addition, as you prepare to leave the University, we can assist you in preparing a job search strategy, mock interviews and searching for a graduate school program that fits your needs.

We can build an individualized plan just for you!

 

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Check out some of our amazing students telling their stories about their experiences and career connections during their internships


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Find our Undergraduate and Graduate Career Guide Here

 Find the Four Year Plan Here

ATTENTION Employers and Students! 

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Consider participating in this brand new internship program. 

The PAWS 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.

Students, follow this link for more information.

Employers, follow this link for more information.

 

Mark Your Calendars - Events from August 2015 - May 2016

15
Sep
2015

Fall Career Days at U.P.
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | University Park

Travel with Career Services to UP's Fall Career Days to learn about non-technical full-time job opportunities in your major on Tuesday; internship opportunities on Wednesday; and technical full-time job opportunities on Thursday.  Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume!  Seats are limited; to sign up, please email aaa39@psu.edu or stop by Hiller 102 by Friday, September 11, 2015.  (Need 4 sign-ups in order to travel each day).  (Juniors, Seniors)



07
Oct
2015

Lunch & Learn: Chose a Major with Your Eyes Wide Open
Common Hour (noon - 1:30) | DEF 204

Are you currently undeclared or questioning your major?  Then join Career Services and the Advising Center in a workshop that will make choosing a major less daunting.  This workshop will introduce you to the process of career decision-making and all the different major options here at Penn State DuBois and the other Campuses.  Lunch is provided but space is limited to the first 25 people.  Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015.  Open to all DuBois students. 



12
Oct
2015

Internship Fair - BUS, HDFS, ENGR
Fair - 12:00 - 2:00 pm; Interviews - 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Gym

Are you looking to gain an internship opportunity?  Search no more!  The Career Center's Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students in Business, HDFS, and Engineering majors of all class levels to connect with local employers who are looking for PSUD students like YOU to fill their internship needs.  Don't miss out on this perfect opportunity to build upon your skills!

Studies show that participating in an internship while at school increases the chance you'll land a productive and rewarding full-time job when you graduate by providing a connection between your daily classroom experience and the world of work.  To register, please email aaa39@psu.edu by October 1, 2015.  (for students in targeted majors) 



21
Oct
2015

Dining Etiquette Luncheon
Common Hour (Noon - 1:30) | Hiller Quiet Lounge

Which fork do I use?  How do I pass the bread?  What if I drop my napkin?  Get these questions and more answered at this free dining etiquette luncheon to help you prepare for your job search and learn how to be more professional.  While this event is free, there is a limited number of seats and an RSVP is required by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, October 12th. 



09
Nov
2015

Lunch & Learn: Resume Workshop
Common Hour (noon - 1:30) | Swift 218, Language Lab

Are you ready to start working on your resume?  Not happy with it?  Let Career Services help!  We will discuss format, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.  You will get the chance to work on it while we discuss the different sections.  Bring your flash drive with your saved resume and start the process of getting your resume where it needs to be.  A lunch coupon will be given at the end of the workshop to all participants.  Space is limited to the first 20 people.  Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, 11/2/15. 



11
Nov
2015

Lunch & Learn: LinkedIn 101
Common Hour (noon - 1:30) | Swift 218, Language Lab

Join Career Services for a beginner workshop to LinkedIn.  Learn how to set up your profile and how to use it to effectively network for internships and other career related information and leads.  A lunch coupon will be give at the end of the workshop to all participants.  Space is limited to the first 20 people.  Please RSVP by emailing aaa39@psu.edu by Monday, November 9th. 



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Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN)

Use Nittany Lion Career Network for: Job Postings (from employers not coming to campus for On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), additional job postings available through On-Campus Interviewing (OCI), and posting your resume in online Resume Books On-Campus...

For more information about the NLCN »

Where are our Alumni now?

Read about our Alumni Student Success Stories here

Are you an alum of Penn State DuBois and want to share your own Success Story? Tell us your story here


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Penn State is the #1 overall institution of higher education for producing the best prepared, most well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired, according to a Wall Street Journal survey released in September.

The Journal surveyed 479 corporate recruiters whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates. Of those 479 recruiters, 436 ranked Penn State #1. A sample recruiter comment cited by the Journal was: “Bright, well-rounded students … with the core competencies we desire.” Read the article here and for the Penn State DuBois Career Services Homepage click here.

Learn more about the unique PAWS program only at Penn State DuBois and for the Career Services Homepage