Liberal Arts Career Week is the perfect career-building opportunity for students

Hope Bodenschatz
January 16, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — There is no better opportunity for students in the College of the Liberal Arts to explore the plethora of career opportunities available to them than Liberal Arts Career Week, which will be held Jan. 21 to 25. The weeklong series of workshops and panels, hosted by the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network, is in its third year of connecting liberal arts students with alumni and employers representing a wide range of sectors.

Liberal Arts Career Week features events applicable to liberal arts students with diverse career interests in all stages of their academic careers, from first-year students to those in graduate school. Workshops provide guidance on interacting with potential employers, pursuing graduate school or law school, choosing a major and career focus, taking a gap year, and highlighting marketable liberal arts skills. The week also features a workshop on stepping out of your comfort zone led by Happy Valley Improv and a Networking Etiquette Reception. Visiting employers include Kohl’s, Goldman Sachs, Teach for America, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Centre Helps, and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.

Liberal Arts Career Week events also provide students with distinctive opportunities to personally engage with employers and alumni. They can hear from public sector employers at the Government and Non-Profit Employer Panel and from alumni working in the private sector at the Business Industry Panel. Students also can register for one-on-one resume reviews with employers and appointments with the alumni from the Business Industry Panel on Friday, Jan. 25.

Students can check out the full list of 2019 Liberal Arts Career Week events below or on the Liberal Arts Career Week website. In addition to Liberal Arts Career Week, the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network hosts a multitude of events throughout the year and has four career coaches available to meet with liberal arts students about internships, job searches, study abroad opportunities, and resume and cover letter reviews.

Monday, Jan. 21

Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Purposeful Selection: Exploring Majors, Careers, and Directional Decision Making

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Networking Etiquette Reception (requires RSVP in Nittany Lion Careers)

6 to 7:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Is Law School Right for Me?

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Translating PhD Training for Non-Academic Careers: From CV to Resume in 75 Minutes

2 to 3:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Communicating with Employers presented by Kohl’s

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Networking and Interviewing

6 to 7 p.m. in 103 BC Bank of America Career Services

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Liberal Arts Students Wanted presented by Goldman Sachs

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

A Practical Approach to Leveraging Your Strengths (Attendees should request a code to complete the StrengthsFinder assessment prior to the event.)

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Government and Non-Profit Employer Panel

6 to 7:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

Gap Year Opportunities

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Thinking about Graduate School?

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Business Industry Panel and Networking

6 to 7:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

 

Friday, Jan. 25

One-on-One Alumni Appointments

9 a.m. to noon in 234 Bank of America Career Services Building

Employer Resume Reviews

1 to 3 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

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Last Updated January 16, 2019