Career Preparation

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    One of the driving forces behind higher education is career preparation.

    At IUP, we provide students with the education and training they need to be competitive in the workforce and the resources they need to find jobs and prepare for graduate school.

    The Career and Professional Development Center at IUP helps students to explore employment options and get their careers started.

    Mock interviews, job fairs, individual career coaching, and many other services are available.

    Employment and Graduate Studies Facts and Figures

    • Career Fairs and Networking Events
      IUP students also attend larger regional job fairs.
    • Typically, more than 95 percent of IUP graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military after graduation.
    • In 2016–17, more than 250 employers visited campus to recruit for internships and employment in business, industry, finance, hospitality, government, health care, law enforcement, human and social services, culinary, and education.
    • IUP graduates are accepted into graduate and professional schools across the country. Our faculty members provide mentoring and guidance in the graduate school process.
  • Internships

    Internships help you to gain actual work experience and build connections and skills that lead you to future job opportunities.

    IUP has one of the largest internship programs in Pennsylvania. Regardless of whether your major requires an internship, IUP encourages you to pursue these types of experiential opportunities.

    Where do our students intern? Everywhere. The Career Development Center can guide you through the process.

    Internship Facts and Figures

    • Nearly 60 percent of IUP seniors surveyed said they had completed an internship, practicum, field experience, co-op, or clinical assignment.
    • Around fifty organizations attend IUP’s Summer Job and Internship Fair, which showcases opportunities available.
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