Career Services Resources

Career Services Resources

Nittany Lion Career Network

Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) is Penn State Career Services’ primary online resource for connecting students with employers.

Nittany Lion Career Network enables students to:

  • View employer profiles and apply for internships and jobs
  • Learn about career fairs
  • Connect with Penn State alumni through LionLink (professional online networking program)
  • Participate in On-Campus Interviewing (OCI). OCI is open to all Penn State students, but is only conducted through NLCN at three campuses: Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), Penn State University Park (no designation), and Penn State Behrend (PSErie). Interviewing opportunities are designated with an ‘OCI’ and campus location in the position title.

Current Students

  • Log in with your Penn State user ID and password

Alumni (Job Seekers)

  • Log in to an existing account or create a new account on Nittany Lion Alumni Career Network

Students and alumni may learn more about NLCN at University Park Career Services.

Employers 

Job Posting/Company Verification Disclaimer 

Read the full disclaimer, which describes the shared responsibility among Penn State Career Services (including University Park and Commonwealth Campus career offices) and internship/job seekers in researching and identifying potential concerns about the legitimacy of employers and their respective postings. 

InterviewStream 

Use InterviewStream to practice and improve your interview skills in preparation for any internship or job interview. This resource is available for computer/webcam or tablet. 

Penn State Career Guide 

Produced by Career Services, the Penn State Career Guide offers information on an array of career-related topics including developing your career goals, resumes, cover letters, searching for a job or internship, interviewing and more.

Penn State Career Services 

The Penn State Career Services (University Park) website provides comprehensive information on career-related topics such as resumes and cover letters, interviewing, internship and job searches, and tips and resources for diverse populations. 

Online Career Information Center 

While the following career resources are utilized by many Penn State students and alumni, they are not directly affiliated with Penn State and the University cannot control their security. It is recommended that users NOT create accounts for these resources using the same credentials (username and password) that they use for their Penn State access accounts. 

Penn State students have access to powerful online career information tools and resources. A sampling includes: 

Vault and Wetfeet: Comprehensive information related to careers, industries, salaries and more. 

Uniworld and GoinGlobal: Valuable resources for students looking to work internationally or international students looking to work in the U.S. or abroad. 

Hoovers: Accessible through Penn State University Libraries, this is an excellent resource for researching industries and companies. 

Contact Penn State Hazleton Career Services for assistance in accessing these resources. 

Career Fairs and Events 

Penn State holds two large career fairs at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus each fall and spring semester. Throughout the year, Penn State Hazleton Career Services provides information on other fairs planned across the Commonwealth. This information on the events page. 

Every fall semester, the eastern region campuses (Penn State Hazleton, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State Worthington Scranton, Penn State Wilkes Barre and Penn State Lehigh Valley) and University Park Career Services organize and promote the Eastern Region Career Expo and Networking Luncheon.

Please visit the events page for more information.

Alumni Career Services 

Graduates of Penn State Hazleton may meet one time with a Penn State Hazleton career counselor for basic job searching or career change advice. After that, graduates may seek assistance from Alumni Career Services housed at University Park. Alumni Career Services offers a robust array of resources tailored specifically to alumni, as well as networking and mentoring opportunities for Penn State graduates. Phone and in-person appointments are available. 

Penn State Alumni Association LinkedIn Group: This group provides an opportunity for graduates and students of Penn State to connect and stay in touch with each other. 

Resources for International Students – Office of Global Programs 

If you wish to work in the U.S., it is necessary to plan ahead. For example, it is important to understand the processes involved in applying for work authorization on your student visa. If you are unclear about the options, contact the Office of Global Programs.