Campus Career Guidance

Although at this time there is no office specifically focused on career services for graduate students, the Career Enrichment Network in the College of the Liberal Arts is a good avenue to gain some guidance.  This office primarily works with undergraduate students, however, they are happy to meet with graduate students and offer their guidance to the fullest extent possible.

The following resources are also available:

Penn State Career Services offers free career counseling.  They can provide tips on transforming a CV into a resume and much more.

The Graduate Internship Program matches students in the liberal arts with university internships thereby expanding student experience in different kinds of work.  Please visit the GRIP site to search for open positions.

Penn State periodically offers a Career Exploration Workshop which hosts several panels and offers networking opportunities.  Please visit their website for more information.

The Humanities Institute at Penn State sponsors fellows to attend Humanities Without Walls.  This is a national summer workshop for graduate students interested in jobs outside of academia.  This three-week workshop takes place in Chicago.

Penn State hosted a symposium on Alt-Ac in September 2014.  Podcasts from the symposium as well as a collection of essays resulting from the symposium are available.  Additionally available is  "The Alt-Ac Job Search: A Case Study" by Leonard Cassuto (November 23, 2015) describing how Professor Robert Hume (English) and former graduate student Patricia Gael worked together to prepare Gael for academic and non-academic Careers during her time at Penn State.

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