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Upcoming Events and Workshops



Excel Certification Testing

For students in the College of Arts & Sciences and Maxwell looking to receive their Microsoft Office 2016 Excel Certification.

Hours (through August 3rd):
Mondays: 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Fridays: 9:00 - 9:50 am

More information here!


Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. H by appointment

Career Conversation with Dr. H

Pre-health advising consultations are available with Dr. Philip Holtzapple, a retired physician and admissions knowledge and expertise. If you are a student pursuing a future career in healthcare seeking guidance or mentorship, you should meet Dr. H! 

Please call 315.443.3150 to make appointments.


Alumni-Student Connections Spring Break

The College of Arts and Sciences has the benefit of having an engaged alumni population that wants to give back, and the Advising and Career Services Center wants to help you connect with this great resource. Over spring break, numerous alumni have volunteered their time to meet with you for coffee, have you job shadow them, or be available for a telephone informational interview. Coffee chats, job shadows, and informational interviews are a great way for you to learn and seek advice on your career interests, a specific industry, and/or the corporate culture of a potential future workplace. It is also a great way for you to build and expand your professional network.

This year's Alumni-Student Spring Break Opportunity has ended. Check back next year!


2016-2017 Career Conversations Lecture Series

Advising & Career Services announces its Career Conversations Lecture Series (PDF) upcoming events:

Winning Resume & Cover Letters
Monday, Sept. 12
7:00 p.m.
205 Hall of Languages

Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. Saguil - US Army Medical 
Tuesday, Sept. 13
7:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building

Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. James A. Longo - Cardiologist 
Wednesday, Sept. 14
7:00-8:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building

Interviewing
Tuesday, Oct. 18
6:30-7:30 p.m.
107 Hall of Languages

Alumni speakers- Laura Feldman and Connie Matteo 
Friday, Oct. 21
3:00-4:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building 

Alumni speaker Tom Nardacci of 96', president and CEO of Gramercy Communcations
Tuesday, Oct. 25
2:00-4:00 p.m.
202 Hall of Languages 

Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. Sharon Brangman
Wednesday, Oct. 26
7:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building

Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. Fung 
Wednesday, Nov. 9
7:00 p.m.
By appointment 

Alumni speaker Ed Mitzen journey as a liberal arts major to becoming a serial entrepreneur 
Monday, Nov. 14
7:00 p.m.
202 Hall of Languages 

LinkedIn, Networking, and Your Online Presence
Wednesday, Nov. 16
6:30-7:30 p.m.
205 Hall of Languages 

Finding Internships, Applying for Jobs, and Mastering the Informational Interview
Tuesday, Feb. 7
6:30-7:30 p.m.
201 Hall of Languages

Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. Stepkovitch
Wednesday, Feb. 8
7:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building

Prehealth Career Conversation with Dr. Esrig and Dr. H "Gap Year- Yes or No?"
Monday, Feb. 20
7:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building
 
Government and Nonprofit Jobs: Identifying and Applying
Tuesday, Feb. 21
6:30-7:30 p.m.
114 Hall of Languages

Prehealth Career Conversation with Frontiers of Medicine
Wednesday, March 1
7:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building

Career Conversation with Geoff Juliver
Wednesday, March 1
5:15 p.m.
202 Hall of Languages

Prehealth Career Conversation with Frontiers of Medicine
Wednesday, April 12
7:00 p.m.
106 Life Science Building

 


Bloomberg Marketing Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts(BMC) is a 8-hour, self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules - Econommics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities - woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television. The course is available online through the Bloomberg Institute website.

Please see this BMC brochure (PDF) for more information. When students have the BMC certificate on their resume/CV it will give them an edge when applying for finance internships and help them impress at interviews. BMC is available FREE OF CHARGE on Syracuse University’s campus.


Explore Law 2017 - May 15-17, 2017

Are you thinking about going to law school? Are you choosing between law and another graduate program? Do you need more information about law school admission, the LSAT, law school classes or legal career paths? Would you like to network with a group of your peers who are also interested in studying law?

Join us for Explore Law, a tuition-free, residency program held at Penn State Law in University Park, Pa., available to any undergraduate student--regardless of location, major, or residence--who is interested in learning more about law school. 

View more information about the Explore Law Program.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 

The following materials must be submitted to be considered for admission:

  • online application 
  • unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) 
  • personal statement
  • all applicants must be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2017 

For more information, contact ExploreLaw@psu.edu.


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10 Best Jobs for 2018

10 Best Jobs for 2018

-Health care professions take the lead


Your College Major Isn't Your Destiny

Your College Major Isn't Your Destiny

-Even with a STEM degree


4 things great places to work have in common

4 things great places to work have in common

- It's not necessarily those flashy benefits associated with tech start-ups, but there are a few common trends the top organizations do to engage their employees, according to a recent survey by Inc. Magazine.


Best of Both Worlds: Why more students are combining business with liberal arts

Best of Both worlds: Why more students are combining business with liberal arts

- Skeptics of the business world, it's time to stop giving liberal arts students such a hard time because actually, business and the liberal arts are far more intertwined than the average professional might have you think. 


CEO to Skeptics: Liberal Arts Grads Make the Best Tech Hires

CEO to Skeptics: Liberal Arts Grads Make the Best Tech Hires

- A founder admits he was wrong: humanities grads have way more value than he once thought


Hedge Fund Manager Reveals Why He Loves Hiring Liberal Arts Majors

Hedge Fund Manager Reveals Why He Loves Hiring Liberal Arts Majors (PDF)

- Students of history and literature are more trained to understand the existence of multiple perspectives and to engage with them, and so can often more accurately understand the human dynamics that drive stock market flows. 


Why America's Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education

Why America's Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education

- Their degrees may help them secure entry-level jobs, but to advance in their careers, they'll need much more than technical skills. 


Life Science Ranks Among Top 9 College Majors to Get a Job

"Life Science Ranks Among Top 9 College Majors to Get a Job "

- If you’re a soon-to-graduate college student worrying about more than just wrapping up classes and acing your finals, you’re not alone.


4 Things New Life Science Graduates Need to Know to Land that First Job

4 Things New Life Science Graduates Need to Know to Land that First Job

- According to Michigan State University's Recruiting Trends Report, U.S. employers are planning a 15 percent increase in new graduate hiring across all degree levels.


Employers Identify Four “Must Have” Career Readiness Competencies for College Graduates

Employers Identify Four “Must Have” Career Readiness Competencies for College Graduates

- When asked to rate the career readiness competencies of college graduates in terms of “essential need,” employers view four as vital, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update.


Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

- For today's emerging adults, a college degree is essential, but it's not the only factor separating the successful from the drifters.


Net Return On Philosophy Major Is Comparable To That Of Engineering Major

View the news article at Dailynous.

A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), “The Costs and Net Returns to College Major,” finds that offering a philosophy major may be as good an investment of educational dollars as offering engineering and health majors.