Liberal Arts Career Week

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Liberal Arts Career Week

Liberal Arts Career Week (January 23– 27) 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!

Sessions will be in-person, virtual, or on Instagram. Details coming soon!

  • Follow us on Instagram @psu_liberalartsnetwork
  • Please use your Penn State log-in to access any Zoom links listed below.

Schedule of Events

Monday, January 23

Event Time Description Location
Gap Years Various

Are you thinking about a gap year but not sure what that means? Follow us on Instagram (psu_liberalartsnetwork) for information about what gap years are and opportunities available.

Instagram

What can I do with a Psychology major? 12:30–1:15 p.m. If you are currently majoring in psychology, or just considering it, and wondering what career paths are available to you after graduation, this workshop is for you! We will break down what you can do with your psychology degree, and resources you can utilize to get there. 

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

What can I do with a Language major?
4:30–5:15 p.m.

If you are currently majoring any one of Penn State language majors, or just considering it, and wondering what career paths are available to you after graduation, this workshop is for you! We will break down what you can do with your language degree, and resources you can utilize to get there. 

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

Tuesday, January 24

Event Time Description Location
LinkedIn Various LinkedIn is a key player in the job search process today! Follow us on Instagram (psu_liberalartsnetwork) for information about how to build your profiles and use this platform effectively.

Instagram

Economics Alumni Panel Noon–12:45 p.m.

Join Penn State alumni who graduated with degrees in Economics! Ask questions to learn about their career journeys and gain advice on how to follow in their footsteps.

Make connections and build your network to jump-start your career in fields related to economics.

View panelist details here.

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

 

English and Communication Arts and Sciences Alumni Panel 4:15–5:00 p.m.

Join Penn State alumni who graduated with degrees in English and Communication Arts and Sciences! Ask questions to learn about their career journeys and gain advice on how to follow in their footsteps.

Make connections and build your network to jump-start your career in fields related to English and Communication Arts and Sciences.

View panelist details here.

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

 

Wednesday, January 25

Event Time Description Location
Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree Various Follow us on Instagram (psu_liberalartsnetwork) for information about the transferable skills you are developing in your Liberal Arts degree! Learn how to market these skills to employers and in the job search process!

Instagram

 

Wayfinding Wednesday: Ask a Career Coach
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Stop by the Chaiken Center for Student Success to talk with a Liberal Arts Career Coach about your career goals, internship or job search, or any questions you have!

In Person.

Chaiken Center for Student Success:  139 Sparks Building

Interviewing 101 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Whether you've never had an interview before or you've had countless interviews and are looking to fine tune your skills, we invite you to join us for our Interviewing 101 Workshop.

Hear directly from a human resources representative about what they look for in candidates, and how you can stand out during the process, ultimately landing the job!

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

Drop-In or Pop-In Career Support Hours 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Not sure if your résumé is as competitive as it can be? Our Career Coaches will be available for 15-minute sessions to help you perfect your résumé!

In Person

101 Sparks Building

or

Virtual

Connect via Zoom. (Penn State log-in required)

Taking Your Writing Public: How to Leverage Your Writing for Career Development 4:00–5:00 p.m.

This in-person event will discuss ways in which students can get involved in public writing opportunities both on and off-campus. This panel reveals how to leverage an interest in writing into professional experience for career development. Participants will learn from other students about various publications, internships, and opportunities that focus on writing and publishing for public audiences, build resume experience, and offer networking opportunities. There will be time for questions and discussion. The panel will feature invited student speakers from The Daily Collegian, VALLEY, the University Libraries internships, and The Digital English Studio. 

Co-sponsored with Penn State Learning's Public Writing Initiative

In Person.

Grucci Room (102 Burrowes)

Thursday, January 26

Event Time Description Location
Deciding on Law School Various Are you thinking about applying to law school? Follow us on Instagram (psu_liberalartsnetwork) for advice and tips about the application process and more!

Instagram

What can I do with a Political Science or International Politics major? 12:30–1:15 p.m. If you are currently majoring in Political Science or International Politics, or just considering it, and wondering what career paths are available to you after graduation, this workshop is for you! We will break down what you can do with your Political Science or International Politics degree, and resources you can utilize to get there.

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

How to get a Job with the Federal Government 4:15–5:00 p.m. There are jobs open within federal agencies and offices across the country, and in the Washington D.C. area. But what do you need to do to make yourself marketable for one of these positions? How do you make sense of job descriptions on USA Jobs?

Hear from General Services Administration representative and Penn State Alum, Wendy Stoner, about how to get a job within the federal government.

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

Friday, January 27

Event Time Description Location
Grad School Various Thinking about applying to grad school? Follow us on Instagram (psu_liberalartsnetwork) for advice and tips about the application process and more!

Instagram

Find Out More Fridays: Ask a Career Coach
10:00 a.m.–Noon Stop by the Chaiken Center for Student Success to talk with a Liberal Arts Career Coach about your career goals, internship or job search, or any questions you have!

In Person.

Chaiken Center for Student Success:  139 Sparks Building

Careers in Research with a Bachelor's Degree
11:15 a.m.–Noon Are you interested in a career in research, but not interested (or not ready) to pursue a masters or Ph.D? This webinar will cover how to get started in the field of research with a bachelor's degree, and resources to help get you there.

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

 

Translating Ph.D. Training for Non-Academic Careers: From CV to Résumé 12:30–1:15 p.m.

Gather tips on translating your graduate school experience into a résumé for nonacademic positions. This event is intended for current grad students.

Virtual.

Zoom registration here. (Penn State log-in required)

 

Save the date for Liberal Arts Virtual Recruiting Week from Monday, February 6–Friday, February 10, 2023. Put the skills you learned during Liberal Arts Career Week to use and sign-up to meet one-on-one with a recruiter from a variety of organizations! Internships and full-time opportunities available!

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