Includes jobs, internships, job shadowing opportunities, alumni contacts, salary calculator, and more.
Hundreds of Internship Opportunities just waiting for you to log on and apply!
Our campus is now a "partner school" with campusphilly.org which runs various social and career events throughout the year.
One of these events, the online Internship Fair will take place the week of Oct. 29. This week-long virtual event provides an easy and free way for employers and students to meet their internship match. Employers recruit from a large pool of Campus Philly partner students, and students create profiles and upload their resumés, search for internships and apply directly online.
If you are interested in participating, follow these steps:
- Create an account today at www.campusphilly.org/careers
- Upload your updated resume
- Log on beginning Monday, October 29 to apply
- Keep checking back through November 2 - new internships will be posted daily
- Share the love and tell your classmates and friends!
Note: You must post your resume by Oct. 26 to participate, so be sure to create an account soon.
Also, be sure to check www.campusphilly.org/careerevents to learn more about their other events like LinkedOUT for LGBT identified and allied students looking for internship opportunities and career advice, and Tech Start-up Crawl for those looking for connections with the tech start-up community.
A variety of job fairs are held in the region and at University Park. We are a consortia member for an Education Job Fair held each February or March and a Non-Profit/Government fair held each March or April. A large fair is also held at University Park at the early part of each semester and job fairs are regularly held in the Philadelphia region. Refer to Career Fairs and Events for dates and details about Brandywine affiliated and area career fairs.
Resume critiques take place by appointment or come as a “walk-in” Mondays through Thursdays, noon–1 p.m. to Room 135 or 136 Commons. Mock interviews, available by appointment and via InterviewStream, help prepare you for on-the-spot and follow-up interviews.
Be sure to register for fairs ahead of time so that you can review the list of registered employers attending and plan your research and table visits.
Use LinkedIn and review the tutorial to learn how to use it effectively during your job search.
Be sure to join groups of interest, especially Penn State Career Connection and Penn State Alumni Association to make it easier to connect to others and to stay informed.
Use Google maps to find employers by ZIP code and industry. Type ZIP code in search window, click “search nearby” and type in your search term (i.e. marketing, engineering, etc.)
(for students and alumni)
Schedule an appointment with Career Services to access this system and obtain an excel spreadsheet of employers by industry and region. This comprehensive database contains organization/company profiles, contact information, revenue, specialties, competitors, and many more details. Searches can be done by zip code mile radius and type of industry or keywords (such as software, hardware, etc.).
GoingGlobal (for students, faculty/staff)
This database contains employment information within the U.S. and abroad, including internship and job postings, as well as cultural norms and expectations. It also contains accurate and up-to-date country-specific information on hot industries, in-demand careers, visa restrictions, as well as H1B Plus database of U.S. visa-sponsoring employers.
Set up Google alerts to receive emails about employers of interest.
Use LinkedIn to research employers and find out who you may know that works there or who might be able to introduce you to an insider.
Hoover's is one of the most respected sites for researching companies, people, and industries. Access Hoover's through the University Libraries database.
Find out what employees are saying - www.glassdoor.com
Vault Career Insider - Click on Companies tab for a list of valuable resources and rankings. Select the Guides tab access “Top Employers” guides by Industry. Students must create an account using their Penn State email address in order to be able to download guides.
Rileyguide – Advice on how to research employers and various rankings such as Fortune, Forbes, Working Mother, and Dog Friendly.
Visit the employer's website and search the Internet for what others are saying about the organization.
Post-Graduation Activities (including salaries of Penn State grads by major).
The O*Net – Lookup a career, click on the Wages tab to compare national average pay to state averages.
Salary Calculator – Developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), this salary calculator provides salary ranges based on occupation, geographic region, years of experience, level of education and college attended.
(A word of caution: web searches on public job boards only yield a 4-10% success rate.)
Below is just a sampling of some of the more reputable sites:
Job Search Engines: www.simplyhired.com / www.indeed.com / www.jobster.com
For Students: www.careerrookie.com / www.collegegrad.com / www.campusphilly.org / www.internships.com
For All: www.rileyguide.com / www.careerbuilder.com / www.careerphilly.org
Specialty: www.idealist.org / www.phillyadclub.com / www.dice.com / www.recruitdisability.org/
135 or 136 Commons
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2nd Floor Commons
- Academic Advising