Need A Job? Check Out These Upcoming Career Fairs

Graduation is scary, and the prospect of leaving Penn State without knowing your next step is even scarier. If you’re not one of the lucky few who have already been hired and you’re starting to panic, look no further. The next couple of months, there will be plenty of career fairs and events to help students land jobs before walking across the stage at the BJC.

JobExpo.comm(unications) 2015

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 20, Alumni Hall

Students interested in careers or internships in the communications field have the chance to network with a variety of businesses at the 16th annual event this Friday. College of Communications students and alumni can meet with 68 companies and 140 recruiters, making this year’s event the largest in its history. Anyone wishing to attend must bring their student ID to get in.

Central Pennsylvania Regional Career Fair

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 13, HUB

If you’re looking to stay in central PA following graduation, check out this career fair in April. The details for the fair aren’t available yet, but stay updated on Career Services’ website as the date approaches.

Working In Pennsylvania Online Career Fair

3 – 6 p.m. April 14, online

Whether you’re a Pennsylvania native or fell in love with the state after your four years in State College, this career fair is for you if you want to stay in the commonwealth after graduation. Again, check Career Services’ website for more info as April 14 gets closer to find out how to participate and what companies will be attending.

Careers for the Liberal Arts

1 – 5 p.m. March 28, first floor of the Chambers Building

While this event isn’t a traditional career fair, it is a networking opportunity for students in the College of the Liberal Arts. Not only will the various panels and speakers provide information about potential jobs for students with Liberal Arts majors, it will also help students with their job and internship searches, as well as give them a chance to meet and talk with alumni. Register for this event on your Network Symplicity account under the events tab.

Hire Big 10+ Virtual Career Fair

All day, April 7-8, online

More than 50 companies will be online recruiting students from all of the Big Ten schools for jobs and internships throughout these two days in April. Students and alumni from any major who are interested can register for this career fair online now.

Success in the City

Noon – 5 p.m. April 10, Time Warner Center in New York City

This annual career fair is open to students in the College of Communications who want to meet with recruiters from some of the top agencies, firms, publications, and broadcast companies. A bus to the fair will be provided to students who register on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is closed in preparation for the Job Expo.comm(umnications) career fair on Friday, but will reopen again only for seniors on Monday, March 23. Juniors will be allowed to register for the event as well soon. In order to sign up, pay $25 in Lion Cash to the front desk at 208 Carnegie if you plan to take the provided bus and/or attend a luncheon at the event. If you are taking your own transportation and don’t want to go to the luncheon, you don’t have to pay the fee, but you still must register for the event.

Hopefully, these six events will help you land that needed first job or internship, and provide the stepping-stone to leave State College. If not, Happy Valley is still a pretty happy place.

About the Author

Mindy Szkaradnik

Mindy is a senior majoring in Print Journalism, Spanish, and Global and International Studies. She is the 12th member of her family to attend Penn State, she loves Bruce Springsteen, and her friends are always making fun of her for talking too much about study abroad. She can be reached on Twitter (@mszkarad) or via email ([email protected]).

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