Liberal Arts Career Week

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Liberal Arts Career Week

Liberal Arts Career Week (January 25-29, 2021), is a week-long event designed to provide students with opportunities to develop professional skills and provide networking opportunities that will support their future career paths. By participating in this week’s employer and alumni panels, workshops, and networking events, students can learn skills needed to embark on their career journey and achieve success in their professional lives.

Join the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network and take advantage of all the great events and networking opportunities!

All Liberal Arts Career Week events will be virtual this year.

Follow #LACareerWeek on Instagram and Twitter.

Watch recordings of Liberal Arts Career Week events from 2021 on the Career Enrichment Network YouTube playlist.


Monday, January 25

Event Time Description Link
Career Development: Where Do I Start? 12:15 p.m.–
1:15 p.m.
Join the Network Assistants of the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network to learn more about how to get started on your career path. Feel like there are no resources, or that there are just so many? Let Hope and Casey navigate where to start and how to move forward in your career. Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers

Tuesday, January 26

Event Time Description Link
Graduate School: Should I Go? 12:15 p.m.–
1:15 p.m.

Considering graduate school but not sure if now is the time to go? Interested in learning more about the application and selection process? Join Terri Frasca (dual doctoral candidate in Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and other Liberal Arts graduate students to learn more and consider your options.

Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers
Translating Ph.D. Training for Non-Academic Careers: From CV to Résumé


3:15 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Gather tips and ideas on translating your graduate school training into language appropriate for non-academic positions. Workshop specific to graduate students but undergraduate students are welcome.

Zoom link  in Nittany Lion Careers
Virtual Recruiting and Networking: How Do I Find a Job or Internship? 5:30 p.m.–
6:30 p.m.
Join recruiters from GEICO, Community Service Group, Target, Kohl's, and Ferguson to gain helpful advice on the job and internship search. They will also share advice on navigating the virtual recruiting environment. Come connect with experienced recruiters to answer all your questions! Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers

Wednesday, January 27

Event Time Description Link
Liberal Arts: What Can I Do with My Major? 12:15 p.m.–
1:15 p.m.
Confused about what you can do with your Liberal Arts major? You can do a lot of things and that can be overwhelming. Join alumna Stephanie Yoon to hear about her career journey from the White House to the corporate world of American Express and many other roles in between. She will share helpful skills and key networking tips to help you market your degree. Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers
Mentors: What Are They and Why Do I Need One? 5:30 p.m.–
6:30 p.m.

Penn State has the largest alumni network in the world. So, how do you form a meaningful connection with an alum? Finding a mentor is a crucial step in building your professional support network. Hear from a panel of Liberal Arts Alumni Mentors, who were once in your shoes as mentees in the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program during undergrad. Learn what a mentor can do for you, how to find one, and how to effectively build relationships with Penn Staters who want to help Penn Staters.

Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers
Workforce of the Future? 7:00 p.m.–
8:00 p.m.

Join Deloitte's Human Capital Consultants to learn more about the workforce of the future including impacts from COVID-19 and how you fit into it. 

Register here

Thursday, January 28

Event Time Description Link

Virtual Employer Office Hours

*This event requires pre-registration.

11:00 a.m.–
2:00 p.m.

It's your time to virtually meet with a recruiter to review your resume, find out more about the company/organization, maybe do a short mock interview, virtual networking, and more! Use the time in the way that makes sense for you.

Recruiters from the following companies/organizations will be available on a first available basis per 15-minute time slot:

  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Centre Helps
  • Kohl's
  • City Year
  • Community Services Group

Register to the event posting in Nittany Lion Careers by Tuesday, January 26.

Registered attendees will be provided with a Zoom link the day prior.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How Do I Make This Part of My Career Search?

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Join TFA and our incredible speaker, Alexa Broderick, who serves as the Managing Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity for Teach For America, as we dive into DEI in the workplace. This session is meant to help us navigate companies and organizations' commitment to DEI and their values.

We will discuss strategies on how to probe for DEI priorities at career fairs and in job interviews. Lastly, we want to explore our own shortcomings in DEI and what Teach For America is doing and has done to center DEI in our daily work and actions. You can expect to walk away with language that helps you facilitate your own DEI conversations as you embark in your own career searching.

Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers

Friday, January 29

Event Time Description Link
Gap Year: Is It Just a Vacation? 12:15 p.m.–
1:15 p.m.

Considering your plans for after graduation? Thinking about taking some time to figure out your next step in your career journey?

Join Lauren Wright, Assistant Director of Alumni Career Services, to hear more about your options and potential purposes of a gap year. We will also be joined by alumnae currently navigating their own gap year through service with AmeriCorps and City Year.
Zoom link in Nittany Lion Careers

2021 LACW Save the Date

*Photos in header were taken during Liberal Arts Career Week events prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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