UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s not too soon for students to start preparing for Penn State’s Spring Career Days, to be held March 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. More than 300 employers will attend, hiring for internship, full-time and co-op positions.
On March 20 it is the Business and Finance, Communications and Design, Human Services, Liberal Arts, and Sales and Marketing Career Day. On March 21, it is the Computer and Information Technology, Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Research Career Day.
Career Services is offering a series of workshops prior to the event to help students create a personalized plan to feel confident and prepared to attend.
Workshops will be held on the following dates in 103 Bank of America Career Services Center:
4 p.m. – Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree
Presented by: Liberal Arts & Career Services
5:15 p.m. – After the Handshake: What to Say to Employers at the Fair
Presented by: Target
4 p.m. – Resume Tips for Non-Technical Majors
Presented by: PLS Logistics Services
5:15 p.m. – Interviewing Tips for Non-Technical Majors
Presented by: Geisinger
6:30 p.m. – Dress to Impress
Presented by: Macy’s
4 p.m. – Resume Tips for Technical Majors
Presented by: Dick’s Sporting Goods
5:15 p.m. – Interviewing Tips for Technical Majors
Presented by: Career Services
Also, HR professionals will be on hand on the second floor of the Career Services Center to review resumes and provide tips and advice during “Resumania” on March 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In preparing for the event, you should check out useful links at careerfairs.psu.edu/spring for information on what to do before, during and after the fair. The links offer advice such as what to wear, how to research employers attending the fair, and how to upload a resume online in advance so that chosen employers may view it ahead of time.
Students and employers may also participate in an online forum via LinkedIn and the “Penn State Career Connection” Group. The subgroup focused on “Career Fair Prep” allows students to ask questions and employers to offer tips for success.
For additional preparation help, students may visit Career Services Drop-in Counseling in the Bank of America Career Services Center, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.