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Career and Professional Development Center

Students and employers at the IUP Career Expo 2013 at the Kovalchick Complex

The Career and Professional Development Center offers a vast array of services for career-oriented students and graduates. Our goal is to help students to become more confident in their professional development and networking abilities so they can make informed decisions about graduate schools and career opportunities.  

What You Can Do With Your Degree!

Have you wondered what you can do with a degree in Philosophy? How about one in Physics or Safety Sciences? The What You Can Do With Your Degree pages feature comments from recent IUP graduates and suggestions for which professions work best with which degree. Check it out!

Upcoming Semester Job Fairs, Networking Opportunities, and Career Seminars

On Campus

IUP Accounting Career Day - Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The IUP Accounting Career Day has evolved into the largest accounting career fair in the region. In addition to IUP Accounting majors, this event is open to Finance, MIS, and graduate students, as well as students from approximately 10 area universities.  

IUP Career Expo - Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

The IUP Career Expo 2015 offers employers with entry-level, internship, and co-op positions an opportunity to meet in one central location with alumni, graduating students, and upperclassmen. Candidates attending will be IUP current students or graduates of the university with associate, bachelor, and/or graduate degrees. Business attire is required.

Off Campus

Pittsburgh Alumni/Student Networking Event - Thursday, April 23, 2015, Rivers Club, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The evening is designed to help IUP alumni and students make connections by providing a contact within your organization, your industry, or your occupation. Help your own career by making important connections and finding leads; and help current IUP students by providing leads for internships or job opportunities. 

Note: Bus transportation will be provided by the Career and Professional Development Center and must be arranged by taking a $20 deposit to Pratt 302. The deposit will be returned during the ride back to IUP. The deadline to reserve your bus seat is Friday, April 17, at noon.

IUP CareerConnect!

Built from the ground up by career services professionals, IUP CareerConnect, powered by Symplicity, enhances how information is shared and processed both within IUP and between our students and employers.

Although we’re still finalizing the full launch of the system, students, alumni, employers, and faculty/staff can now log in. Students will use the single sign-on they use when logging in to campus computers; alumni, employers, and faculty/staff will be required to complete a new user registration.

Please be patient with us as we continue to improve this service. Thank you! 

Drop-in Résumé Reviews – Fall and Spring Semesters

The Career and Professional Development Center hosts Drop-In Résumé Reviews every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00–6:30 p.m. in Pratt 302 during the fall and spring semesters. Trained career coaches will be available to critique your résumé, so bring a draft copy and learn how to create a good résumé!  

IUP Employer Relations Day 2015

Employers, faculty, and staff are encouraged to join the  Career and Professional Development Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for the  IUP Employer Relations Day. Registration is now open!

Why Visit the IUP Career and Professional Development Center?

Graduation day is not the day you should start thinking about your career! The Career and Professional Development Center is committed to providing quality services and developmental opportunities that support the educational objectives of IUP. Our goal is to teach students, by providing coaching and support, how to become active participants in their own continuing career development.

Why should you take advantage of the services offered by the IUP Career and Professional Development Center? For one person’s perspective, check out Career Center? I Was Too Cool For That!

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Check out the IUP Career and Professional Development Center Facebook page and see what Norm’s been up to, and watch IUP Career and Professional Development Center videos for information about Norm, what services are provided by our office, and how you can improve your job search skills! 

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  • Career and Professional Development Center
  • Pratt Hall, Suite 302
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2235
  • Fax: 724-357-4079
  • Office Hours
  • Monday, Thursday, and Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.*
  • *Drop-in Resume Reviews will not be held the week of April 6, 2015. Regular office hours, including Tuesday and Wednesday evening drop-in résumé review service, will resume during the week of April 13 and continue throughout the rest of the month. Drop-in résumé reviews will not be offered in May, but will resume in mid-September.