Liberal Arts Undergraduate Festival to be held Sept. 5

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of the Liberal Arts will host a festival for undergraduate students from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The festival is open to all Penn State students, including those interested in learning more about the majors and resources in the college. The event will take place on Pattee Mall between Sparks and Burrowes buildings.

The festival will include more than 50 departmental and informational tables staffed by faculty and staff to meet and greet students. Students will have the opportunity to learn about scholarships, undergraduate research, the Paterno Fellows Program and more. The Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council and Liberal Arts Envoys also will be on site to talk to students about getting more involved in the college community.

“We encourage our students to participate in events like these that bring together our liberal arts community,” said Kimberly Smith, administrative operations coordinator for Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies. “The festival will give our current students, as well as prospective students, an opportunity to learn more about our exciting majors, minors and courses that we offer. Additionally, it will be a great opportunity for the college deans, faculty and staff to engage with our students.”

The Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network will have a tent where students can learn more about study abroad opportunities and internships. Resources will be available to help students prepare for the upcoming Fall Career Days. Employers from Centre Helps, Macy’s, Oracle, Teach for America, and Vanguard will be on hand for résumé reviews and networking. Additionally, students can have their résumés reviewed by featured alumni mentors.

Soft pretzels, kettle corn, cotton candy, Berkey Creamery ice cream, Rita’s Italian Water Ice, and Insomnia Cookies will be available for free. Students also will be able to enter raffles and receive free giveaways. Students are encouraged to share a photo from the event on social media using #LiberalArtsFest to be entered to win a free Liberal Arts quarter zip sweatshirt.

For more information about the event, visit the Facebook event page.

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Last Updated September 05, 2018