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.
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. https://nittanylioncareers.psu.edu
*for students and alumni
MyPlan is a comprehensive career planning tool that is free to Penn State students and alumni who obtain the license code from Career Services. This system is useful for those in various stages of the career planning process, whether exploring majors, seeking to discover careers associated with specific majors, or changing careers. MyPlan contains four self-assessments and corresponding career suggestions (interests, skills, personality and values), all free provided the license code is entered during the account registration process. For the code and instructions, email [email protected].
*for students and alumni
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
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).
*for current students, faculty and staff
Students can research employers, industries, and career subjects through free books in VAULT. This site contains over 90 career, industry, and employer guides, occupational and industrial profiles with surveys and salary ranges, an internship database, Gold company surveys that feature in-depth profiles and employee and salary surveys.