It doesn’t feel very much like spring at University Park right now, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of companies from coming to campus to recruit our students for summer internships and full-time jobs.
Our annual Spring Career Days took place this week at the Bryce Jordan center, which was packed with about 350 companies here specifically to recruit Penn State students from a variety of majors. Marisha Baldwin, a recruiting manager for Siemans Corporation, told Penn State News that the company finds many desirable candidates at Penn State.
“A lot of times they are very passionate, and have a strong sense of community. There are a variety of programs offered at Penn State close to what we need, in business, engineering, health and human development, health sciences and even IST.”
This event is just one of many opportunities available for students to find full-time jobs and internships. Our Career Services office holds several other career fairs throughout the year, and many of our academic colleges and departments have their own fairs and networking events for their students. Plus, you can take advantage of resume reviews, mock interviews, and even etiquette dinners to show you how to interact with an employer at a meal.
The video below offers some tips on how to make the most of your career fair experience. Fairs are open to all students, even freshmen. We encourage you to visit as early as possible to begin building your professional network and working on your “pitch” to potential employers. Visit the Career Services website for more information about all of the opportunities they offer to students at Penn State.