Information for Students and Alumni
The mission of the Office of Career Services at the Penn State Shenango campus is to be a responsible and dependable resource promoting the advancement of each student by enhancing job readiness skills and providing life planning services to maximize one’s potential.
Penn State Shenango students have free access to all MyPlan.com career planning services. To take any of the career assessment tests contact Heidi Friedrich at email@example.com, by phone at 724-983-2969, or stop in Sharon Hall 207.
Individual Career Counseling
One-on-one counseling appointments are available to students and alumni who are looking for additional resources and guidance to mapping out their career direction. For an appointment call 724-983-2844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Other helpful sites for students exploring major choices:
Academic/Advising Resource—http://elion.psu.edu—log in and click on major theme
Time Line: Enhancing the College Experience
- FRESHMAN: Explore interests early. Talk with a career counselor and begin the journey of self-exploration and embrace growth opportunities.
- SOPHOMORE: Begin to build your professional portfolio by getting involved in campus and community activities. Establish a strong work ethic and connect with faculty and alumni. Enhance your educational experience through internships, job opportunities, shadowing and/or informational interviews.
- JUNIOR: Strengthen your job readiness skills by attending workshops, mock interviews and career fairs. Continue to build your professional portfolio with internships and related job experiences. If graduate school is in your future, research schools that best meet your professional goals.
- SENIOR: Promote your professional portfolio by engaging in WestPACS the largest student career fair in the Pittsburgh region, attend area career fairs and explore other opportunities to broaden your professional networks.