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The Liberal Arts Edge

As an undergraduate in the College of the Liberal Arts, you have access to a world-class education in the core values of the liberal arts, to enriching out-of-class experiences, and to a Penn State family invested in your success. We call this unique combination of opportunities the Liberal Arts Edge. But to achieve all of the benefits, you have to put in the work. You've found a good place to start, but know that your student experience will be richer when you step away from the computer and engage with our liberal arts community. So consider the information before you as a starting point, and as you browse the site take note of how you can put what you are learning into action—whether that means joining a student organization, meeting with an academic or career adviser, or applying for funding to support your studies, your internship, or your experience abroad.

The Liberal Arts Honor Code:

"I pledge to conduct myself with honor and integrity in all academic, personal, and professional pursuits. I will be responsible for the academic integrity of my work and encourage my peers to do the same. I will carry these values with me as I graduate from this college."

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The liberal arts teaches us to see the world from varied perspectives, to respond to it in informed and ethical ways, and to lead people in virtually every field of work and human endeavor. It is an educational approach as old as the academy itself, and in today’s world—where the only thing constant is change — your training in the liberal arts tradition will make you sought after for your ability to think critically and creatively, to communicate artfully, and to motivate and inspire those around you.
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In the 21st century, a world-class education cannot be limited to the classroom. In the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, we encourage every student to participate in study abroad, research, and internship experiences, and we offer guidance and financial support to make those experiences possible. Whether you want to lead a non-profit organization, become a titan of industry, or continue your education in graduate school, these experiences will help you refine your goals, and give you a competitive edge over your peers.
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We all know the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” And, at Penn State, we know a lot of people. As a student, you can join student organizations to connect with your peers. And our dues-paying alumni network is the largest on Earth, and the loyalty Penn Staters feel for one another is unmatched in higher education. For you, this means that thousands of alumni give of their time to make your Penn State experience the best it can be, and when you leave you’ll have tens of thousand of people ready to open doors of opportunity for you.
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  • Apply to be Matched with a Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor! On May 21, 2018 Interested in networking with Liberal Arts alumni? Want to receive assistance on your job and internship searches? Hoping to get advice about the future? Apply to the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program! Students are matched with alumni in a field related to their major and/or their career interests. Mentors work with students to reflect on […]
  • County Social Casework Internships with Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission On May 18, 2018 Are you an undergraduate student majoring in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other related social science fields?   Consider applying to become a County Social Casework Intern today!  This is a flexible internship opportunity lasting six months.  Positions will be available in numerous county government settings, such as children and youth agencies, mental health and […]
  • New Positions with Community Services Group (CSG) On May 18, 2018 New College Graduates – Congratulations on your new milestone!  Please check out the Education / Experience section on the attached list of employment opportunities that match your new degree in a human services related major.  Our Mental Health Direct Support Specialist and Direct Support Professional positions are great opportunities to start your career at CSG […]
  • Daversa Partners hiring Consultant-Level Recruiters On May 18, 2018 hiring consultants nationwide be mentored and trained by the top recruiting entrepreneurs in the technology industry. Daversa Partners builds the leadership teams for the most important tech companies of our generation. We are expanding our recruiter talent by seeking young professionals with entrepreneurial spirits who have the drive to recruit world-class talent in the technology, […]
  • Business Development Internship with Edge Strategy Group On May 18, 2018 About this Job Edge Strategy Group is a boutique strategy consulting / M&A firm focused on the wealth management industry. We develop and execute growth strategies for our clients, independent wealth management firms. We are looking for a bright and highly motivated individual to work as a Business Development Intern in our Greenwich, CT office […]
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Join the LAUC, the student government of the College of the Liberal Arts – Liberal Arts students are always welcome. WE ARE both serious and silly, functional and friendly!

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