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Careers Days Ahead

If you like to read into things, tomorrow’s career fair could be the most significant in Penn State’s history.

As a commenter on one Onward State article writes, “there are alums all over the country being told their PSU degree is now a liability rather than an asset.” But in fact, recruiter turnout has shown a 9% increase from the same time last year.

More companies than ever before see the merit of Penn State students.  One such company is TTI,  who hired recent graduate Crosby Hiss the summer prior to making an appearance at the upcoming Career Days. According to Hiss, “My company decided to start recruiting at Penn State after a manufacturer rep based out of Harrisburg recommended it.”

But should students be worried about employer’s attitudes about the scandal? “To my surprise I never did receive any negative feedback, and most were sympathetic to the situation,” said Hiss.

Today, one of every 117 Americans with a college degree is a Penn State graduate. Recruiters come here with a general idea of what to expect. And they are coming in larger numbers.

Even all the way out in Austin, Texas, Hiss finds that he is not alone. “I was recruited  along with a woman from Penn State and WE ARE… currently side-by-side in cubicles, collaborating on projects quite frequently. Stop by the recruiting table and let them know Crosby sent you.”

Tuesday is for non-technical full-time careers, Wednesday is if you’re looking for an internship/co-op, and Thursday is for technical full-time students.

“The one piece of advice I can give to students entering the career fair is to be yourself and don’t be intimidated to talk to anyone who is there. The recruiters are there to talk and, as Michael Jordan said, ‘You can’t score if you don’t shoot’, so talk to anyone and everyone you can,” Hiss said.

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