Penn State Career Services Ranked #2 In America

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If you’re nervous about finding a job out of college, at least realize that you’re in good hands here.

In a recent CollegeMagazine.com ranking, Penn State Career Services was listed as the second-best university career services in the entire country. Penn State trailed only Northeastern University in the rankings, and beat out top-tier universities like Princeton (No. 10) and MIT (No. 7). The only other Big Ten school listed was Purdue, which came in at No. 3.

The list praised Penn State’s ability to give students the tools to stand out despite being a large state school. From the website:

Being at a big school means you’re automatically a guppy swimming in an ocean, right? Wrong, when it comes to Penn State. Jeff Garis, Senior Director of Career Services at Penn State, says students can receive walk-in advising during all business hours; if their questions are more complex, individual counselors are available by referral. This personal attention complements “one of the largest recruiter employment bases in the country,” said Garis, so it’s no wonder Penn State is on everyone’s career services radar. They’re ranked #1 by the Princeton Review, and first among recruiters by the Wall Street Journal. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that the career services building is huge and beautiful.

Currently, Penn State Career Services offers walk-in advising as well as individual counseling to students who need help with any stage of the job search process. In addition, Penn State has one of the “largest recruiter employment bases in the country,” and is consistently ranked as one of the best in employment relations by both the Princeton Review and Wall Street Journal. The career fairs in the Bryce Jordan Center are some of the largest in the country.

Huge props to Penn State Career Services for continuing to be one of the best there is. If you’re interested in checking them out, their office hours this summer are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Greg is a senior majoring in energy engineering at Penn State.

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