Career Services is interested in partnering with faculty and staff to inform and encourage our students to make good use of resources, events and services. It is our goal to prepare our students for life beyond Brandywine, whether pursuing experiential learning, employment or further education.
We invite faculty and staff to become a Career Success Partner (CSP) by completing this form. This may involve advertising our events, services and resources (see links on right) and receiving the Career Connection newsletter.
Whether a CSP or not, consider incorporating relevant events/resources into your syllabi and posting on your Canvas sites and in your office areas.
Students are encouraged to complete internships, paid or unpaid, for credit or not, one semester or multiple. Career Services provides numerous resources to help students prepare for, find and succeed at their internships. Most notably, we teach a 1-credit course each semester (CN ED 280 * Job/Internship Search and Professional Skills). Students may also schedule appointments with a Career Counselor for individual assistance. The Internships webpage contains many details, including student profiles, our definition, forms students must complete, the law regarding unpaid internships, Brandywine majors’ requirements and coordinators, and more.
Here you'll find a listing of Penn State Brandywine, University Park, virtual and regional career-related events including networking events and career fairs, to name a few.
Whether it's a five-minute intro to our resources or a full-blown workshop, Career Services can visit classes to cover topics such as: career assessments, career options related to majors, applying to graduate school, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job search methods, networking, and more.
CN ED 100: Effective Career Decision Making (2 credits) - appropriate for students exploring majors and careers.
CN ED 280: Job/Internship Search and Professional Skills (1 credit) - appropriate for students at all academic levels focused on a major. Not recommended for HDFS and Business majors since these programs have a required equivalent course (BA 420, BA 297/Smeal and HDFS 490).
Employer Connections via Penn State Job Board
Nittany Lion Careers (NLC), Penn State's online job board, allows students and alumni to post their resume, apply for internships/jobs and request an on-campus interview at University Park or Harrisburg.
Canvas Pride to Support Faculty
Faculty are invited to enroll in a Canvas Pride containing classroom resources to aid students in their Professional Development. From the dashboard, click on Pride Manager on the bottom right, search for “BW Student Professional Development - Class Resources”. To obtain the passcode, email [email protected] from your Penn State email account.
Online career resources includes free access to many subscription-based systems in which Penn State has invested. Most notably, students and often alumni have access to career assessments and exploration via Focus2, the Penn State Job Board, InterviewStream to practice interviewing and view tips from experts, GoinGlobal and Vault Career Insider for industry guides, “a day in the life” videos and more. Faculty and Staff may have access to some of these systems as well. Email [email protected] for questions about access.
Major and Career-specific Information
Find major-specific and career-related resources here along with resources for specific populations (Veterans, Students with Disabilities, LGBTQA, International Students).