Networking & Mentoring
There are many ways to network with other Penn Staters and mentor current students. College and campus alumni societies offer a number of opportunities, some of which also involve local chapters. The Alumni Association also offers several programs to assist alumni in connecting to students and to other alumni while developing their own professional skills. Some of these programs are co-sponsored by Penn State Student Affairs.
Penn State's Pride
Connect with Penn Staters all over the world through this online alumni directory, a member benefit of belonging to the Alumni Association. Search the alumni database on many varied criteria from geographic location to job title to class year.
LinkedIn Online Networking
The Penn State Alumni Association's professional network on LinkedIn—the second largest university group on LinkedIn—helps alumni make use of their career connections.
Nittany Networking Events
Penn State Alumni Career Services sponsors networking events that bring together Penn State alumni from all walks of life. Nittany Networking events take place in cities throughout the East Coast and many include an engaging, topical speaker. Check the Alumni Career Services schedule of events for more details.
LionLink is a professional networking program that links Penn State students and alumni with alumni volunteer Career Coaches. Career Coaches provide valuable information and advice on jobs and careers to Career Explorers. Find out more.
FastStart is mentoring program that connects first-year, underrepresented students with an alumni mentor and a faculty or staff mentor. The program helps students in making a successful transition to Penn State by connecting them with mentors who have shared personal and professional interests. Find out more.