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Career Exploration

  • One-on-one advising
  • Help with choosing a major
  • Career assessment inventories that match your interests to career possibilities

Job and Internship Search

  • Assistance with résumé and cover letter writing
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking events, career fairs and on-campus recruiting
  • River Hawk Recruiter, an online recruiting system
  • On-campus employer information sessions
  • Online résumé accumulation system for employers
  • Referrals to prospective employers
  • Potential for networking opportunities with more than 18,000 alumni

Professional and Graduate School

  • Help with identifying schools that match your interests
  • Study aids for graduate school entrance exams
  • Assistance in identifying and securing scholarships, fellowships and grants
  • One-on-one advising

Workshops and Programs

Topics include:

  • Negotiating a job offer
  • Acing the interview
  • Networking
  • Power dining
  • Interview etiquette
  • Starting your job search
  • Graduate school search
  • Résumé help
  • Marketing your study abroad program
  • Investigate career possibilites by scheduling an individual appointment with a Career Advisor to develop an understanding of what we have to offer.
  • Attend campus workshops and events each semester.
  • Review the academic course catalog and the "What Can I Do With This Major?" page on the mySU Career Development webpage to narrow down major/minor combinations of interest.
  • Participate in some of the many campus activities, join an organization, volunteer in the community and/or obtain a campus job.
  • Develop a first draft of a professional résumé using resources from Career Development.
  • Attend Career Development‐sponsored workshops, programs, and networking events promoting exploration of all career interests and reinforcing that there are many options.
  • Visit Career Development each semester.
  • Initiate a conversation with faculty in your field of interest.
  • Connect with family, friends and colleagues who can provide information on career fields of interest or guide you toward job shadowing or internship opportunities.
  • Meet with a Career Advisor to begin developing a career plan and for a résumé review, and continue to attend workshops, programs and networking events.
  • Consider completing experiential learning opportunities (internships, community service, GO programs) to help you learn about potential careers, gain experience, build a network, and become more competitive in the job market or graduate school search.
  • Research industries or employers that might be of interest and/or graduate programs for continued education.
  • Meet with a Career Advisor and continue attending workshops, job fairs and internship search programs.
  • Attend Break Through workshops, networking trips, and employment and internship fairs throughout the year.
  • Work with a Career Advisor to obtain a list of alumni in fields of interest since networking and building relationships early is important.
  • Narrow down possible career or graduate program choices, and begin making decisions for your future.
  • If you have decided to attend graduate school, prepare proactively by enrolling in prep courses, buying test‐prep materials, and taking practice tests.
  • Don't forget the importance and value of expanding related experiences. Find opportunities for growth and experience through GO programs, volunteer and civic engagement opportunities such as SU SERVE, internships and student activities.
  • Meet with a Career Advisor and have an updated résumé reviewed.
  • Attend Break Through workshops, networking trips, and employment and internship fairs throughout the year.
  • Practice interviewing skills by scheduling a mock interview with Career Development.
  • Create a calendar with deadlines of jobs, graduate school, and/or scholarships applications (and any other important information that may be of assistance in making life planning easier).
  • Attend job fairs to network and interview with professionals in the industries, locations and companies of interest. Each semester, Career Development takes students to the largest job fair in central Pennsylvania.


New Student Employment Orientation
Degenstein Campus Center Theater | Sunday, Aug. 26 | 10–10:45 a.m.

So You Need A Resume Workshop
Seibert Hall, Room 108 | Tuesday, Aug. 28 | 4:15–5 p.m.

On Campus Student Employment Fair
Mellon Lounge, Degenstein Campus Center | Thursday, Aug. 30 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

CDC/CAA Munch & Mingle
Fisher Hall, 2nd Floor | Thursday, Aug. 30 | 3–4:30 p.m.


Penn State Career Fair Bus Trip
Tuesday, Sept. 11 & Wednesday, Sept. 12 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet the Firms
Degenstein Campus Center, Meeting Rooms 1-5 | Thursday, Sept. 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Graduate School Workshop
Natural Sciences Center, Room 128 A&B | Tuesday, Sept. 18 | 4:15–5 p.m.

Marketing Your GO
Faylor Hall in Fisher Hall | Thursday, Sept. 20 & Thursday, Sept. 27 | 7–8:30 p.m.

Break Through: Career Trek
Philadelphia, Pa. | Wednesday, Sept. 26 | All day


SU Employment & Internship Fair
Field House, Garrett Sports Complex | Thursday, Oct. 4 |10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Marketing Your GO
Faylor Hall in Fisher Hall | Thursday, Oct. 4 | 7–8:30 p.m.


Break Through: Career Trek
New York City, N.Y. | Thursday, Nov. 1 | All day

Drop-in hours

Fisher Hall, Room 211 | Monday–Friday | 2–4 p.m.

Have a quick question about career planning? Want a quick review of your resume, cover letter or personal statement? Stop in during our drop-in hours! We also offer help on applying for a fellowship or award during drop-in hours on Mondays and Fridays. 

Get Career-Ready Outside the Classroom

The skills you gain outside of the classroom are just as valuable as the ones you learn in it.

Running a club, being part of a sports team and performing community service will give you important skills employers seek, like leadership, teamwork, planning and problem-solving.

We can help you sell these skills to future employers on paper and in person!

Career Planning

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Career Development Center

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Fisher Hall, Second Floor, Room 211

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