The Advising and Career Development office empowers our diverse student community to develop and implement strategies that will help them be successful in achieving their academic and career goals.
- Andrew Caldwell - Director, Advising and Career Development
- LeighAnn Fry - Career Services Coordinator/Academic Adviser
- Jon Price - Lecturer in History and Political Science, Liberal Arts Division of Undergraduate Studies Adviser
- Cathy Sheaffer - Administrative Support Assistant, Advising and Career Development
All students at Penn State are assigned an academic adviser who is a full-time faculty member or professional adviser. Advisers help students develop an appropriate plan of study for their academic and career goals.
Meeting with Your Academic Adviser
It is each student’s responsibility to contact, and meet with, their academic adviser regularly. The contact information for each student’s adviser is located in the LionPATH Student Center and can also be found in the campus directory or in the adviser list.
All students are encouraged to be proactive in their career planning and begin the exploration process early in order to fully take advantage of the resources at Penn State. Here is a basic list of the services we offer:
- Career assessments
- Résumé/cover letter reviews
- Customized class presentations for faculty
- Job and internship search assistance
- Career Week and networking events
- Information about career fairs
- Individual mock interviews (in-person and online)
- Information about effective use of social media
MyPlan.com offers online assessment tools and resources that can help you focus your academic and career planning. MyPlan is free to Penn State York students and alumni. Call 717-771-4053 for more information.
As Penn State’s online job and internship database, NLC is used by students at all campuses.
This networking program helps both students and alumni who are exploring careers, connect with Penn State alumni who can provide valuable insight and advice.
InterviewStream provides video based mock interviews so that students and alumni are able to practice for upcoming job or internship interviews. Call 717-771-4053 for more information.
Academic and Career Resources
For Exploring Majors
Use the Exploratory Process to find a collection of resources to narrow down the list of majors at Penn State and learn more about them.
For Career Planning and Exploration
Explore how majors are related to careers, the types of education and training required for specific occupations and career planning resources.
Preparing for the Internship Search
From résumé and cover letter preparation to interview strategies, you’ll find specific information required to effectively prepare for a variety of internship positions.
Locating Job Postings
You can expand your search for jobs and/or internships with these links and resources.
Job Posting/Company Verification Disclaimer
Read the full job posting disclaimer which describes the shared responsibility among Penn State Career Services (including University Park and Commonwealth Campus career offices) and internship/job seekers in researching and identifying potential concerns about the legitimacy of employers and their respective postings.