Fall Career Days workshops prepare students for career events

August 30, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students are encouraged to attend Fall Career Days Workshops available from Sept. 5-11. These programs are designed to get students ready for Fall Career Days on Sept. 12-14. The workshops help students not only navigate the three-day career fair, but also prepare for success.

“With over 10,400 student attendees last year and more than 300 employers registered for this year, Fall Career Days can be very overwhelming for students looking for internships or jobs,” said Ashley Citarella, assistant director of strategic management and programming at Penn State Career Services. “These workshops help students develop a strategy for their career fair experience, making a large event more effective and manageable.”

The Resume Review workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, where students can have their resumes reviewed by employers attending Fall Career Days. This is a great opportunity for students to get feedback on their resumes from recruiters before the career fair.

Below is the full workshop schedule. All workshops take place in room 103 of the Bank of America Career Services Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Marketing Your Military Experience — 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Professional Tips for Non-Technical Majors — 4-5 p.m.

Interviewing Tips for Non-Technical Majors — 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Branding Yourself On Social Media (Linkedin and More) — 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Dress To Impress — 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Finding Your Top Five Organizations — 4–5 p.m.

After The Handshake — 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Disclosing Disabilities — 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Tips For International and Graduate Students — 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Resume Tips for Technical Majors — 4 -5 p.m.

Interviewing Tips for Technical Majors — 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 11

Diversity Dialogues — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  *Held at the Nittany Lion Inn

Resume Review — 1-4 p.m.

Students have the ability to livestream workshops for Fall Career Days. Access information for each program can be found on the workshop schedule at http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/fairs/Fall/student/default.shtml.

For more information on how to prepare for Fall Career Days, students can explore the event website. This page has a list of employers registered for the fair, strategies for success and other preparation tips.

These events are organized by Career Services, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs. For students looking to identify and achieve their career goals, career counselors and Career Services programs are helpful resources. More information about upcoming programs and events can be found online at studentaffairs.psu.edu/career.


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Last Updated August 30, 2017