Career and Professional Development Center

  • IUP Career Expo

  • 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.

  • Graduates throwing caps in the air

    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!

    Check out our Career and Professional Development Center Blog.

    Request a Career-Oriented Workshop

    Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events

    IUP Accounting Career Day 2016

    Please join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, for the IUP Accounting Career Day. 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 and Graduate School Fair 2016

    Employers and graduate school programs are now listed on IUP Career Fair+!

    IUP Career Fair+ is a free, full-featured iPhone, iPad, and Android app that puts the power to prepare for fairs in your hands.

    The app features a complete, frequently updated employer and graduate program listing, as well as tips on how to prepare for a career fair.

    Download IUP Career Fair+ for Free Today

    Search for IUP Career Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play.

    The IUP Career Expo 2016 offers employers with full-time and part-time 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. Employers will be able to speak with candidates, distribute recruitment literature, and conduct brief interviews. 

    Our Graduate School Fair is the perfect opportunity for universities to recruit undergraduate students and alumni who are considering graduate school. IUP offers more than 130 majors for undergraduates and more than 60 master’s and doctoral programs, so you’re sure to recruit quality, motivated students from programs you’re seeking.

  • Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair (presented by WestPACS)

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Monroeville Convention Center. Registration will open in early September.

    Employers at the Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair recruit for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions for many different majors. WestPACS recommends that job fair participants research potential employers prior to the fair. Detailed information about each employer is available in the online directory.

    All Veterans Career Fair

    Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA

    IUP veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard Members, Reserve members, and spouses are eligible to attend.

    Drop-In HoursResume Reviews and Career Information

    If you need to have your résumé reviewed, but don’t have the opportunity to stop by our office, you can send it to Your résumé will be reviewed by one of our career coaches within two business days, and then you will receive feedback.

    Drop-in Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters

    The Career and Professional Development Center hosts drop-in hours every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Pratt 302 during the fall and spring semesters. Trained career coaches will be available for résumé reviews and quick questions.