February 11, 2020

Professional Development Resources

What’s the end goal of your years at Penn State? To land your dream job, of course! The resources below will keep you on track for success.


Financial Literacy

The Pennsylvania State University Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center’s mission is to provide students with the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial wellbeing. Among its many student services, the center offers workshops, freshmen seminars, webinars and personal one-on-one meetings. In addition to a financial literacy website that includes a wealth of financial information, the Center offers on-line self-study modules of 26 different topics.

To learn more about Financial Literacy, go to https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/

Career Services

Career Services offers a comprehensive array of programs and services that supports and facilitates career development for all students. Programs and resources are provided to assist students and alumni in specifying career goals, expanding knowledge of career alternatives, understanding effective decision making, and acquiring appropriate strategies and skills to carry out the process.

For more information on career services, go to https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career

To go to Nittany Lion Careers, Penn State’s single-system recruiting platform for all
students, alumni and employers, go to https://nittanylioncareers.psu.edu/

Professional Attire Closet

The Professional Attire Closet is a partnership between Career Services and the UPUA intended to allow all student to obtain professional clothing. All clothing is cleaned by Balfurd Dry Cleaners. Students can visit the closet during drop-in hours or make an appointment during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Students must have their student ID to access to the closet and may only take one outfit.

For more information, go to https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/programs/events-workshops/PAC

Part-Time Job Fair

The UPUA, on behalf of the University Park undergraduate student body, hosts an on-campus job fair. The purpose of the Part-time Job fair is to connect students with on-campus employers in one centralized location and offer students steady, flexible employment. This Part-Time Job Fair not only benefits students, but also helps the University entities fill a large number of part-time positions related to serving students.

Free Resume Printing

Created in the 12ª Assembly, the free resume printing initiative provides free resume printing to students through the Copy Central printing service located in the HUB-Robeson Center. Each semester, students can print up to 10 resumes during career days on campus.