Career Enrichment Network

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. 

Lauren Granese, assistant director of the Career Enrichment Network, meets with a Liberal Arts student
Lauren Granese, assistant director of the Career Enrichment Network, meets with a Liberal Arts student.

Get Started

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

Explore Resources

Whether you’re looking for internships, prepping for interviews, or exploring grad school, our resources are here to help.

Apply for Funding

Get support for your out-of-classroom experiences, including internships, education abroad, and research.
Amanda Mohamed is the spring 2024 Liberal Arts college marshal.
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Amanda Mohamed

’24
Labor and Human Resources
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Global and International Studies
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Spanish
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Civic and Community Engagement (minor)
Labor and Human Resources
Global and International Studies
Spanish
Civic and Community Engagement (minor)
Graduating with three degrees, Amanda, the spring 2024 Liberal Arts college marshal, made the most of her time as an undergraduate student. Her love of learning took her abroad to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile, which in turn helped her land a human resources internship with First National Bank Corporation. On campus, she conducted research as a fellow for The Brain Tracking Lab and was a Lion Ambassador. Amanda is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Daniel Zahn

’20
English
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Philosophy
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Communication Arts and Sciences
English
Philosophy
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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Career Enrichment NetworkEconomicsPolitical Science

Mitchell Wootten

’19
Political Science
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Economics minor
Political Science
Economics minor
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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Campus LeaderCareer Enrichment NetworkChineseGlobal and International StudiesInternshipPaterno FellowsPhilosophySustainability

Nora Van Horn

’22
Philosophy
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Chinese
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Global and International Studies
Philosophy
Chinese
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

’23
Criminology
Criminology
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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Career Enrichment NetworkChapel InternsEconomicsEIDEnrichment FundingInternational PoliticsInternational StudentInternship

Hamza Al Aufi

’23
Economics
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International Politics
Economics
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. 

The Career Enrichment Network is an underrated resource that I would advise Liberal Arts students to take advantage of. They’ll help you narrow down career choices to find those that align with your passions and help you determine a future that is really meant for you. They’ve even helped me with my resume and interviewing skills. The College of the Liberal Arts has really prepared me.
Kauffman, Alexis
Alexis Kauffman

Meet our Team

Communication and Stewardship Coordinator, Career Enrichment Network
Jillian Balay
Assistant Director and Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Lauren Granese
Student Services Assistant, Career Enrichment Network
Danielle Hanna
Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Danielle Liddic
Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator and Career Coach, Career Enrichment Network
Dayna 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
2,398
%

internships posted in Nittany Lion Careers

433

Liberal Arts students participated in education abroad

328

Liberal Arts students participated in an internship

299

students received guidance from an alumni mentor 

1,915

students met with a career coach 

368

Liberal Arts students completed strengths assessments

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