Abington Fall career Expo 2018

Make Connections at the Career Expo on Wednesday

Head for the Career Expo in the Athletics Building on Wednesday in your best professional clothing. It's the place to find leads for jobs and internships.

The Penn State Abington Center for Career and Professional Development (CPD) will host its annual fall Career Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the athletics building on campus. It will feature more than 100 firms searching for qualified interns and employees.

Current students and alumni are invited to attend the event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (see the extended Common Break schedule). Professional attire is required for entry.

Students and alumni say working with the Abington CPD is key to a successful experience at the fair. The staff will advise participants on researching and targeting specific companies and developing a resume and talking points.

Many firms make the Abington spring and fall career fairs regular stops in their recruiting outreach, due to the quality of applicants.

Here are some tips from the CCPD for those who will attend the Career Expo:

Why should I attend?

  • To find a job or internship
  • To explore career possibilities
  • To make connections for future jobs and internships
  • To get a free professional headshot courtesy of Prudential

Who will be there?

Research the organizations. Choose to approach as many organizations as possible at the event. You never know what you will learn or who you will meet that will lead to an opportunity.

30-second introduction

Practice what you will say to make a great first impression.

What to wear

Professional Attire. Suits are strongly suggested.  Clothing and shoes should be clean, ironed and appropriate.

What to bring

  • Penn State ID
  • 25+ copies of your resume
  • Your 30-second introduction