Finding that dream job

With today's economy and financial sector in turmoil, selecting a career path can be a confusing and overwhelming process for college students. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, the career services office provides a wide variety of programs which help Penn Staters discover their career goals and combat the shrinking job market.

Through an exclusive Penn State assessment program known as DISCOVER, career counselors Geraldine Wall and Tina Rose assist students in identifying their strengths and interests and connect them with several career options. Career Services also offers internship opportunities and job placement for students seeking full and part-time employment. With business, engineering, and technical majors being the most in demand, the career services department boasts a 100 percent job placement rate for students who graduate with a Surveying Technology degree from Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

As students progress through the steps of their job-search process, Career Services offers many educational activities and resources to help ensure that students are making informed choices, including: Resume writing workshops, mock interviews, career fairs, a career library of informational materials, and a job web site known as Nittany Lion Recruiting. "Taking advantage of the available resources is part of the process; however networking is important. Students, who take the time to network with employers, stand a better chance of getting a job versus those who just flood the market with their resumes," said Geraldine Wall, career services coordinator at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

For information contact Geraldine Wall at 675-9124 or e-mail Wall at [email protected].