It’s that time of year Behrend Students. The Late October / early November crunch. Now is the time when every time consuming activity starts to come together all at the same time. Class projects, club meetings, exams, presentations, and scheduling classes are all haunting your daily planner. Not to mention one important thing you need to do in your spare time: find a summer internship or full-time position.
Sometimes finding these openings can be a job itself. But I’m here to let you know that it’s not as difficult as it seems! Employers aren’t that scary, right?
At the ACPC office, we have a couple resources to help you in finding internships and jobs:
I cannot speak greater volumes about this personally. As a senior, I am in the same position of trying to find a great full-time position. I use the Nittany Lion Career Network every day. There are many great features on here, such as saving a search and getting updates by email when a new position is posted! I highly recommend using this student resource.
These are some great handouts with links to a variety of job search sites. They also have many organizations linked to certain majors that can help you getting that dream job.
These are some more great resources we have on our website, dealing with things such as exploring careers, interviewing, networking, negotiating salaries, etc.
- Last but not least, our fantastic career counselors in the office!
We have a very qualified group of career counselors that can give you advice and help you get to where you need to be! I highly recommend you set up a mock interview with one before a real interview, just to practice your interviewing skills.
(If you want to meet with a career counselor, you can stop in for a quick 15-minute drop-in Monday through Friday, from 12 – 4 PM. If you want something longer, schedule an appointment!)
One last quick note, if you are a senior please fill out this survey for the ACPC! It helps us understand what seniors are doing after school!
Keep looking out for our twitter @BehrendACPC, as we regularly update it with different events going on and things students should be aware of!