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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 Spring 2015 Career Fair, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The IUP Spring 2015 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore jobs and internship opportunities in criminology, summer employment, government, and public service. The fair is open to employers in all fields seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors and certificate programs for full-time, part-time, internship, and seasonal employment. The Spring 2015 Career Fair combines the Summer Employment and Internship Fair and the Public Service Career Fair. 

Employer Registration

Off Campus

Upcoming spring career fairs: Registration details will be added as they become available.

Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management Career Event — February 10, 2015

Point Park University Student Center, Noon–3:00 p.m. Students must preregister: send your name, e-mail, major, and university name to

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Spring Job and Internship Fair — February 18, 2015

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania — February 19, 2015

WestPACS Job and Internship Fair - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Make your time off during spring break count! The WestPACS Job Fair is the largest job fair in the Pittsburgh area and will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Business attired is required at the WestPACS fair. Candidates not dressed in business attire will be turned away. Attend for free if registered before 11:59 p.m. on March 9, 2015. After March 9th, candidates will pay a $10 walk-in fee.

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 DayRegistration 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!

Click to request an appointment with the IUP Career and Professional Development Center

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! 

FacebookConnect with Career Development

Join us on Facebook and Twitter and get the advantage of early notification about job fairs, employment opportunities, and more.

  • 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, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday, throughout the fall and spring semester, beginning the second week of classes