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Career Events

Career EventsA wide variety of events, like job fairs, webinars, and workshops, are scheduled throughout the year to help alumni advance or change their careers.

Nittany Networking Events

Nittany Networking Events are dynamic, interactive, multifaceted programs that create avenues for Penn Staters to meet each other and build professional connections. It's a time for Penn Staters to talk, professionally brainstorm, and share their mutual Penn State experience.


Alumni Networking Event
Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, April 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Explore the fascinating collection of Andy Warhol’s work at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh with Sarah Rich, who will uncover the artist’s major paintings. Learn how Warhol transformed definitions of aesthetic experience through his soup cans, images of Marilyn Monroe, as well as his films and orchestrated parties. Housed in Warhol’s birthplace, the museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, where visitors can journey through seven floors of paintings, sculptures, photographs, pop paintings, and much more.

Refresh your networking skills at a pre-event workshop, then put your skills to use during the evening's City Lights program.


Nittany Networking Event                           

Philadelphia, PA                                                                                    

Wednesday, April 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In this motivational talk, Roger Osorio '04, will discuss the importance of leadership engagement, as well as, share a few of the key ingredients necessary for being an effective leader in your life, career, and relationships.  His goal is to help you walk away with a few practical suggestions for making the small improvements in your leadership engagement style that eventually give way to the bigger changes you desire.

The fee for this event is $15.00 for members of the Penn State Alumni Association, Penn State Smeal Business Club of Philadelphia, and Penn State alumni members of the Pyramid Club. All other Penn State alumni are welcome at a fee of $25.00. This event is brought to you by Penn State Alumni Career Services and Smeal Business Club of Philadelphia.



Alumni Networking Event
New York City
Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Climb aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum with Charles Kupfer, who will travel back in time through the major events of World War II, lesser well-known aspects of the conflict, and changes in the way we remember it. This is a family-friendly discussion that will also explore the material culture of the war, in particular our ongoing fascination with World War II military hardware, especially ships and planes. Launched in 1943, the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II and was decommissioned in 1974. 

There is also an optional Alumni Career Services Networking Workshop for Veterans.




Women Only Nittany Networking Event
Conshohocken, PA
Wednesday, May 27th

Check back for more information!


Virtual Networking Events

Online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road. During the event, you will be paired with fellow Penn Staters for several 8-minute text-based chats that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information and build your network. We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity to connect with fellow Nittany Lions around the world.

Monthly Lunchtime Virtual Networking Events:
Dates and registration links listed below, all events run from Noon-1:00PM Eastern Time

Wednesday, May 20th


Wednesday, June 17th




Alumni Career Services is proud to announce that our Web 2.0 webinars have just been awarded the 2014 CASE Circle of Excellence bronze award.  Check out our webinars and see how you can advance your career from your computer and gain the tools you need to launch an effective job search without leaving home.

Effective Uses of LinkedIn

Improve your chances in the job market by learning how to maximize your profile and strategies for building an effective contact list. Learn about the benefits of LinkedIn groups and how to be viewed as an expert in your field. Strategies for initiating contact with high level people and using Penn State connections to your advantage will also be covered.

For Penn State Alumni Association members, there is no fee for the webinar. For non-members, the fee is $20. When registering you will have the option to join the Penn State Alumni Association if you are not already a member. Current fees for annual individual membership are $50/year and annual joint membership $60.

Wednesday, April 22nd at Noon EST (Registration will close 4/21)



Career Fitness Challenge 

When was the last time you sat down and evaluated the course of your career? Our Career Fitness Challenge is designed for anyone who wants to shape up their career. If your career is not healthy, or is showing signs of being weak or flabby, this 28 day challenge will help you obtain those career opportunities that you are trying to reach. Don't wait until it's too late and gear up for any career challenges that come your way. The entire challenge is done remotely from your home, office, or anywhere you feel comfortable.  This is a self paced webinar where participants can join and begin at any time of the year.  Registration is continuous and on going.

For dues paying Penn State Alumni Association members, there is a $28 fee for the webinar. For non-members, the fee is $50. The $50 gives you a one year membership to the PSAA.

Registration has closed for the April challenge - check back in 2016!

Alumni JOBSearch

Alumni Career Services offers a four session webinar designed to assist alumni in developing the job search skills they need to obtain a new position. Take time to master the tools of interviewing, resume writing, and networking that will help you to obtain your next job.  Participants will learn from a career expert in a once-a-week online presentation.

Check back in fall 2015!

Alumni CareerShape

Alumni Career Services offers an eight-week journey toward discovering what really matters most to you in your career. Gain understanding of your individual strengths and passions so you can develop goals and build a plan that will lead to greater career satisfaction. Participants will learn from a career expert in a once-a-week phone presentation; join with other alumni in optional online discussions concerning the presentation and related topics; use tools that will help you gain self and career understanding; and, take time for self-assessment and reflection that results in attainable career goals.

Check back for future dates!


Upcoming Career Fairs


For more information on Career Fairs at Penn State, please visit the Career Fairs at University Park webpage.

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