Program Coordinator, Career Enrichment Network
Stacey Hoffman
Career Enrichment Network
Career Enrichment Network

Get Career-Ready

The Career Enrichment Network empowers Liberal Arts students to explore, engage, and define their career journey through diverse career development opportunities. Students can meet with a career coach to explore careers, internships, education abroad, research, the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, and more. Through donor support, the Career Enrichment Network is able to provide Liberal Arts students with funding to participate in many of these experiences. 

Student Janiyah Davis meets with Stacey Hoffman in the Career Enrichment Network
Student Janiyah Davis meets with Stacey Hoffman in the Career Enrichment Network.

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Find interviewing and networking tips, view sample résumés, watch career webinars, or connect with a mentor.

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Our Find a Resource tool lets you search and filter exactly what you’re looking for, from career-planning to graduate school.

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Get support for your out-of-classroom experiences, including internships, education abroad, and research.
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Daniel Zahn

Communication Arts and Sciences
Communication Arts and Sciences
As a student, Daniel, a Paterno Fellow alumnus, participated in a linguistics research project in Bassila, Benin made possible by the Career Enrichment Network, where his research focused on everyday language use.
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Mitchell Wootten

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Political Science
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Mitchell, a policy specialist for Google, advises current students to take advantage of Penn State’s career resources, including the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network. Mitchell says his Liberal Arts education provided analysis tools needed to be an effective leader and communicator.
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Nora Van Horn

Global and International Studies
Global and International Studies
Nora created a lasting change for sustainability at Penn State. She helped establish the University Park Undergraduate Association’s Department of Sustainability and the University’s Environmental Sustainability Fund to support on-campus sustainability efforts.
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Gwendolyn Boe

Gwendolyn spent a week in Curaçao as part of CRIM 425. She said the trip focused on studying organized crime and that “being there and hearing from the people directly involved helped me understand the true impact and the challenges that these people face.”
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Hamza Al Aufi

International Politics
International Politics
Hamza, an international student, received funding through the Virginia Todd Chapel Executive Internship Program, which allowed him to intern with Swiss Re America Holding Corporation in Armonk, New York. He learned about the opportunity by meeting with a career coach in the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network.

Career Coaching

Liberal Arts career coaches are available to meet with you virtually and in person to talk about your goals and provide advice.  

  • Have your résumé reviewed. 
  • Discuss your career plans.  
  • Make a plan for grad school or law school. 
  • Map out your job or internship search. 

Log into Nittany Lion Careers to schedule your appointment and make sure to select the career coaches with “(Liberal Arts)” next to their name. 

I credit the College of the Liberal Arts for aiding me in my internship endeavors by empowering my education and bolstering professional development. The Career Enrichment Network has been especially helpful.
Rachel Sorensen

Meet our Team

Communication and Stewardship Coordinator, Career Enrichment Network
Jillian Balay
Assistant Director and Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Lauren Granese
Program Coordinator, Career Enrichment Network
Stacey Hoffman
Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Danielle Liddic
Global Experiences Coordinator and Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator and Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Dayna H. Wenger
Director and Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Katie Wysocki

Student Org Presentations

Career Enrichment Network staff members are available to present to your student organization on a variety of subjects, including the services we provide, finding and preparing for education abroad opportunities, CliftonStrengths®, and more.

To request a presentation, please complete the form at least two weeks in advance; requests for presentations with shorter notification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In the Last Year

of students who applied for enrichment funding received some support for their out-of-classroom experiences


Liberal Arts students participated in education abroad


Liberal Arts students participated in an internship


students received guidance from an alumni mentor 


students met with a career coach 


events hosted by the Career Enrichment Network

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Rock Ethics Institute research associate Yael Warshel is poised to receive a book award at the International Communication Association’s annual meeting for her pioneering work in the book “Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication, and Socialization.” Her book, a critical examination of peace communication interventions and their effects on children in conflict zones, has received international acclaim, with this being the book’s second major accolade.

Penn State University Libraries’ Open Publishing program recently launched a new Open Access monograph. “The Future of Foster Care: New Science on Old Problems,” edited by Yo Jackson and Sarah Font, is a collection of expanded conference proceedings from the 2019 conference of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, a national leader in research designed to influence public policy that better protects vulnerable children from abuse.

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and professor of African American studies and history at Penn State and a 2023 MacArthur Fellow, embarked on a decade-long creative endeavor that culminated in her recently released edited volume, “Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: Art and Poetry for David Drake.”

WPSU uncovers the stories that unveil the triumph, grit, caution and legend that make up the history of the commonwealth in a new digital series titled “Past PA.”

Janet van Hell, a longtime Penn State faculty member in the College of the Liberal Arts’ Department of Psychology and director of the Center for Language Science, was recently promoted to distinguished professor of psychology and linguistics.

Liberal Arts Professor of English and Asian Studies Xiaoye You’s new book on rhetoric in early imperial China offers insights into how ancient rulers built and maintained an empire, and what that may reveal about contemporary issues.

Nearly 100 Centre County high school students visited Penn State’s University Park campus on April 12 to participate in the fourth annual Language and Linguistics Day hosted by Penn State’s Center for Language Science.

The Penn State Consortium on Substance Use and Addiction recently hosted its fourth annual conference in the HUB-Robeson Center at the University Park campus. 

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers have received a $442,750 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, to support a multi-faceted, three-part study that observes how gay and bisexual men search and find HIV prevention information — specifically information about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, a medicine that when taken as prescribed, is very effective at preventing HIV.

Two Penn State professors — one in history and the other in art history and anthropology — have collaborated on a three-pronged project that will spark conversation and awe about the art, culture, science and history of Andean peoples.