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Critical Language Scholarships Workshop

The Penn State University Fellowships office is hosting a Critical Language Scholarships Workshop for interested students on October 29 from 12-1 in 321 HUB. CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen foreign languages. Students interested in traveling abroad and learning lesser studied languages should attend. University fellowships officer Ruth Mendum will present information on the CLS scholarship, the application process, and answer any questions. Please RSVP for this event to by October 28. For more information, please see the flyer below or visit the CLS website at . Note that the application deadline for the Critical Language Scholarship is November 15.

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NBC/Universal visits Penn State

NBCUniversal will be at Penn State on Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 for company and internship presentations, movie screenings, and to interview students for positions. During these two days, students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters, hear from company executives, and learn about internship positions. The events also include prizes and giveaways! For more information and a schedule of events, please see the flyer below or contact the Career Enrichment Network.

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BP Trading Competition: September 19

Students interested in an internship or a career in trading or the energy industry, are highly encourage you to come and talk to representatives from BP during the career fair Tuesday, September 17th and Wednesday, September 18th. Recruiters will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and give you more information on BP and the financial side of the energy industry.

BP recruiters are looking for students from all majors who have an interest in learning about trading, marketing, or analytics. No prior experience is required.

In addition, BP will be holding a series of two trading simulations on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM respectively in the Rogers Family Trading Room in the Business Building. The first session is open to Smeal Students only and the second is open to all students.

Please RSVP to Matt Soroka at

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Become a Penn State Tour Guide This Summer!

Looking for a JOB this summer? The Undergraduate Admissions Office is looking for summer tour guides to give campus tours.  The pay is $17.00 per tour and includes a free lunch or dinner at the dining commons.  If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please come to one of the following information sessions:

  •   March 27 @ 6:00 p.m. in 119 Thomas       
  •   March 29 @ 3:00 p.m. in 207 Shields
  •   April 2 @ 11:00 a.m. in 207 Shields
  •   April 4 @ 6:00 p.m. in 122 Thomas
  •   April 5 @ 3:00 p.m. in 207 Shields

You can also contact Brook or Eric at or by phone at 814-865-6770.  Look for them on Facebook at PSU Summer Tour Guides or on Twitter @PSUsummerguides. 

Networking Basics Info Session

Thursday, March 14, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
124 Sparks Building

Attend this information session to get some tips on how to leverage the Penn State network, including alumni, faculty and staff, and even your fellow students.

For additional information about this event, please contact the Career Enrichment Network at

Network Symplicity Tips

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., 124 Sparks Building

Attend this workshop to learn how to navigate Network Symplicity, a web-based program specifically for Liberal Arts majors. At the session, students will learn how to:

  • Use job search agents.
  • Upload a resume for review.
  • Access job search resources.
  • View upcoming events.
  • Apply to internships.
 Questions about this event should be directed to

Med School and Liberal Arts Majors

markstephens.jpgInterested in applying to medical school? Attend an information session on Thursday, February 21, at 6:00 p.m., in 268 Willard Building, to meet Dr. Mark Stephens, a Liberal Arts alumnus and Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Stephens will share insights into the benefits of earning a Liberal Arts degree as preparation for a career in medicine, and he will share information and advice on med school applications and funding opportunities.

Students are encouraged to RSVP for this event through Network Symplicity.

Info Session: How to Earn Spanish Minor Credits through Study Abroad

Students are invited to attend "How to Earn Spanish Minor Credits through Study Abroad" on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., in Boucke Building.

In this information session, advisers will:
  • Review the Spanish minor requirements.
  • Explain how credits earned through study abroad in Spain or Latin America can count toward the minor.
  • Answer questions about the study abroad application process.

For additional information, please email Julianna Chaszar at

What Do Employers Want?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
7:00-8:00 p.m.
309 Sparks Building

Wondering what employers look for when reviewing job applications?  Attend this panel discussion to learn about how to make your application stand out from the pack!  Panelists include representatives from Northwestern Mutual, Penn State Admissions, Penn State Justice and Safety Institute, Center for Global Studies, UPMC, and Whiting Turner.

For more information about this event, Liberal Arts majors can log into their Network Symplicity accounts.

Job Search Tips for Seniors

Thursday, January 24, 2013
5:00-5:30 p.m.
124 Sparks Building

Are you starting to think about your post-graduation plans?  Thinking about entering the workforce?  Attend this 30-minute quick review of the steps in the job search process and learn about the Penn State resources available to you through the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network and Penn State Career Services.  Graduation may seem far away, but graduating seniors should start the job search now!  As Churchill said, "He who fails to plan is planning to fail."  Representatives from the Career Enrichment Network and Penn State Career Services will share resources and answer any questions you have about the search process. 

For more information, please contact the Career Enrichment Network at

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