Career Services at Penn State Altoona
Welcome to the Career Services Office. We are located in 126 Slep Student Center and our hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.
Drop In Hours
In April 2014, Career Services drop in hours will be available on Tuesdays in 107 Sheetz Entrepreneurial Center for Excellence from noon - 4 p.m. Drop in hours will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 126 Slep Student Center from noon - 4 p.m. for twenty minutes on a first come first serve basis for career planning assistance. 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 Career Services 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. For more information about MyPlan, check out our MyPlan Tip Sheet.
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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.
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