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

January 22, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — College of the Liberal Arts students seeking to gain a thorough understanding of post-graduation opportunities, hone professional skills, and network with employers should engage with Liberal Arts Career Week, set for Jan. 27 to 31 at University Park and hosted by the Career Enrichment Network. In its fourth year, Liberal Arts Career Week is bringing back top workshops, as well as incorporating new opportunities for eye-opening, useful and fun career development.

Some of this year’s workshop highlights include an interactive mock hiring committee experience; guidance on law school, grad school, and gap years; peer to peer career advice; and gaining networking and interviewing skills through interactive improv. led by Happy Valley Improv and the Department of Economics’ James Tierney. Students can get a leg up with LinkedIn through a Geico event on developing a professional brand, as well as free, walk-in professional headshots. Students also can meet, greet and eat with employers from Geico, Kohl’s, Teach for America and Deloitte, and network with liberal arts alumni over hors d’oeuvres.

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. 27

Career Crash Course

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Peer to Peer Career Advice

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 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Paying the Way: Internships and Study Abroad

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

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

Workshop is specific to graduate students but undergraduate students are welcome.

3:30 to 4:45 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

Networking Etiquette Reception

6 to 8 p.m. in 233B HUB-Robeson Center

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Professional Interviewing 101

Workshop is available to both graduate and undergraduate students.

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree

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

Meet, Greet, and Eat with Employers

6 to 8 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Thursday, Jan. 30

Develop Your Brand and be LinkedIn

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

LinkedIn: Professional Headshots

Please dress professionally.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Employer Resume Reviews

Pre-registration through Nittany Lion Careers is highly recommended.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Get Hired: Behind the Scenes of the Hiring Process

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

Friday, Jan. 31

Deciding on Law School

10 to 11 a.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

What is a Gap Year?

11:15 to 12:15 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Thinking about Graduate School?

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 134 HUB-Robeson Center

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Last Updated January 22, 2020