Major Resources

While the following career resources are utilized by many Penn State students and alumni, they are not directly affiliated with Penn State and the University cannot control their security. It is recommended that users NOT create accounts for these resources using the same credentials (username and password) that they use for their Penn State access accounts.


*for students, alumni, faculty and staff

Focus assists students in making informed decisions regarding majors and careers. This system includes five assessments to help identify suitable majors/careers (interests, skills, values, personality, and leisure activities). Students can also discover "What can I do with this Major?" and learn “Am I Career Ready?” among other features.

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Create a Focus account and enter "lion" when prompted for the Access code. Follow up with a Career Coach in 104 Main / 610-892-1390 for help reviewing your results and connecting them to Penn State majors and area employers. 

Nittany Lion Careers (NLC) - Penn State's Job Board

*for students and alumni

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Nittany Lion Careers (NLC) includes jobs, internships, alumni contacts, salary calculator, and more. For use by all students in all majors and alumni. Upload your resume, apply for positions, request interviews, and set up automated email job alerts.

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Webcam recorded mock interviews that students can conduct in the privacy of their own space and then optionally share with peers or a career coach in Career Services to help critique their skills. Faculty can set up an account to explore this system for potential use with their class. Career Services can create question sets (comprised of 10 questions) to assign to students to complete.


*for students, faculty and staff

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Contains employment information within the U.S. and abroad, including:

  • Internship and job postings
  • Cultural norms and resume and cover letter expectations
  • Accurate and up-to-date country-specific information on hot industries, in-demand careers
  • Visa restrictions and H1B Plus database of U.S. visa-sponsoring employers

Access by logging into Nittany Lion Careers (click on GoingGlobal from the home page on the bottom left).