Liberal Arts Career Week

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Liberal Arts Career Week

Liberal Arts Career Week (January 24– 28) 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!

Liberal Arts Career Week will be hybrid this year with both in-person and virtual events.

  • Please use your Penn State log-in to access any Zoom links listed below.
  • In accordance with Penn State policy, all individuals are required to wear face masks inside all campus buildings, regardless of their vaccination status.

Follow #LACareerWeek on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Employers will also be looking to meet with Liberal Arts students the week after Liberal Arts Career Week. Details and sign-up information for this additional virtual recruiting opportunity is available after the schedule of events below.

Schedule of Events

Monday, January 24

Event Time Description Location
Drop-In Résumé Reviews 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EST

Not sure your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Want some help? Heading to Spring Career Day? Not even sure where to start with a résumé?

Liberal Arts Career Coaches will be available for 15-minute résumé reviews to help you!

Hybrid

Stop by 101 Sparks Building or connect virtually via Zoom.

Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree

1:30–2:30 p.m. EST Join Liberal Arts alumna, Tara Bendler, marketing professional at Spotify , to better understand how to market your Liberal Arts degree. Whether in an interview or networking Liberal Arts students can be the most competitive candidates. Find out how you can showcase yourself even better.

Virtual

Zoom link here.

Connecting Your Major to a Career

4:30–5:30 p.m. EST

"What are you going to do with your major?" You have probably heard this question hundreds of times - whether from a well-intended family member, or a new classmate. Whether or not you are sure of your plans after Penn State, this question may provoke feelings such as anxiety, uncertainty, and even excitement.

This presentation will help you better understand how to connect your Liberal Arts degree to potential career paths and skills employers look for. It will also provide you with action steps to empower you in your career planning as a future Penn State Liberal Arts graduate.

Hybrid

Attend in-person in 124 Sparks Building or access live via Zoom.

 

Tuesday, January 25

Event Time Description Location
A Guide to Graduate School: The Search and Application

1:30–2:30 p.m. EST Join Liberal Arts alumnus, Dave Fortna, Director of Graduate Enrollment Services at Duquesne University , to learn more about the current trends in graduate school applications and programs. How has the pandemic changed graduate school admissions? Be better prepared in your search and application process!

Virtual

Zoom link here.

Deciding on Law School 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

Join Kathy Garren, Penn State's Pre-Law Adviser to help you decide if law school is right for you. Kathy will share information on the admissions process, deadlines, the LSAT, and the current Penn State resources available to help you.

Penn State Law Admissions will also participate and share insight on the Penn State Law program as well as helpful advice within the law school application process.

Virtual

Zoom link here.
PSUEA Spring Business Mixer 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST Come join the PSUEA for Spring Business Mixer on January 25th from 5:30–6:30 p.m. The Spring Business Mixer is a miniature career fair consisting of companies from the finance, general business, and economic research industries. There will be recruiters from various companies including Emerald Asset Management, Fisher Investments, ALKU and more! Visit the PSUEA website for details.

In-Person

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Wednesday, January 26

Event Time Description Location
Marketing Your Education Abroad Experience 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST Participating in an education abroad experience provides students with the opportunity to develop the transferable skills employers are looking for in future employees. Come learn about the benefits of participating in a global learning opportunity and how you can market these skills throughout your job search process!

Hybrid

Attend in-person in 124 Sparks Building or access live via Zoom.

LinkedIn Workshop with ALKU 1:30–2:30 p.m. EST

It's time, now more than ever to be Leaning into your LinkedIn - Come learn tips and tricks from the Talent team at ALKU on all things LinkedIn!

Virtual

Zoom link here.

The Secrets of a Recruiter: Résumés, Cover Letters, ATS, and More 4:30–5:30 p.m. EST Join Liberal Arts alumnus, Todd Kahn, Manager of Talent Acquisition for Strategy & Operations at ViacomCBS , to learn the secrets of what recruiters are doing with your application! Todd will review resume and cover letter tips, discuss the new trends of Application Tracking Systems (ATS), and the importance of specializing your application to the industry you are applying for. Todd has worked in HR for several years for such companies as Liberty Mutual, American Express, Deloitte and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Virtual

Zoom link here.

Thursday, January 27

Event Time Description Location
Gap Year: What is It and What Can I Do? 1:30–2:30 p.m. EST Are you thinking about a gap year but not sure what that means? Join us for a presentation to learn how to make this year or more as productive as possible. This event will include a general presentation and panel with various service organizations providing gap year opportunities such as Teach for America, City Year, and Peace Corps. Students will have the opportunity after the panel to meet with each recruiter for additional questions.

Virtual

Zoom link here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Hiring Process 4:30–5:30 p.m. EST Join Gabrielle Royal, Senior Director of Global Inclusion & Diversity at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. , to take a deeper look at the hiring process and the importance diversity, equity and inclusion for both the company and you as the candidate or new hire. Gabby will discuss what you can look for when researching companies, preparing for interviews, and available resources to support your search.

Virtual

Zoom link here.

Friday, January 28

Event Time Description Location
Navigating USAJobs.gov: Federal Entry-Level Job and Internship Opportunities 12:00–12:55 p.m. EST This session will offer attendees essential knowledge in the three-step process for applying for federal jobs. Participants will be provided an orientation to the federal hiring process, insight on the application process, and additional resources beneficial to successful completion of the application process.

Virtual

Zoom link here.
Overview of Working for the Federal Government: A "Day in the Life" of a Dept. of Labor Employee 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST A Day in the Life of A…
To understand the daily working activities and workplace culture of various professional positions in the Department of Labor (DOL), participants will get to hear the stories of Departmental employees and learn what to expect applying their college education to the practical experience of the DOL workforce.

Virtual

Zoom link here.

Liberal Arts Virtual Recruiting (January 31 February 4, 2022)

Put the skills you learned during Liberal Arts Career week to use and sign-up below to meet one-on-one with a recruiter from Monday, January 31 Friday, February 4, 2022!

Internship and full-time opportunities are available! Talk with employers about internships and full-time positions and company culture. All appointments are virtual and must be scheduled in advance in Nittany Lion Careers.

Participating organizations include:

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