Career Services - Penn State Altoona

Upcoming Events

Engineering Career Fair
Nittany Lion Inn
1:00 - 6:00 pm

IST Future Forum
College of IST Building
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Career Days, Non-Technical Full-Time, Internships
Bryce Jordan Center
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Career Days Technical Full-Time, Internships
Bryce Jordan Center
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

WestPACS Job Fair
Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

JobExpo.Comm 2016
HUB, Alumni Hall
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Education Career Day
Penn Stater Conference Center University Park, PA

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Career Services

Welcome to the Career Services Office. We are located in 126 Slep Student Center and our hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Career Services also provides drop in hours Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for a 20 minute first come first serve career planning appointment. We look forward to assisting you with career decision making, resumes and cover letters, job search strategies, summer work experience, interviewing skills, networking, job shadowing, graduate school, creating a LinkedIn profile, and posting your resume on Nittany Lion Career Network. To schedule a career planning appointment please call the office at 814-949-5058.


MyPlan is a four part career assessment that looks at your personality, interests, skills, and values. It is a great tool for both traditional students interested in career/major options and professionals considering a career change. MyPlan will provide a list of occupations that are a match with your results. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with a staff member in Career Services to discuss your results. Contact Career Services to receive the access code.

Nittany Lion Career Network

Nittany Lion Career Network is our portal for Penn State students and alumni to access job postings. You can upload a resume for employers to view. You also have access to hundreds of alumni to connect with via LionLink. To access the system go to the NLCN page and use your standard University User ID and Password.


Interview Steam is a self-paced online interview practice tool that allows you to build and customize an interview based on your major or area of interest. Once you complete the interview you may complete a self-assessment and send it to Career Services for a staff member to review. The system also has best practice videos from experts.

Career Closet

Attending a career fair or professional interview? Need to borrow a men’s or women’s suit? Just stop by the Career Services Office located in 126 Slep Student Center. We also have shirts, ties, belts, shoes, and padfolios.