Career and Professional Development Events


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Suit-Up Event

JC Penney - Indiana Mall

Join the IUP Career and Professional Development Center on Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at JCPenney’s in the Indiana Mall, where the doors will be open to IUP students, faculty, and staff only. 

Members of the IUP community will have the chance to shop for professional attire at a 40 percent discount, which will include all business and business casual clothing, shoes, and accessories.There will also be coupons for shoppers to come back at a later date and receive 20 percent off their order, as well as coupons for the salon and for a Sephora mini-makeover.IUP faculty and staff volunteers will be there to assist students in identifying professional clothing options.  The JCPenney’s team will be there as well to assist all shoppers.

Kelsey Thompson, assistant director of the CPDC, helps to coordinate the event. “We want all IUP students to have the chance to begin to build their professional wardrobe,” Thompson said. “The team at JCPenney’s has been fantastic to work with, and we are looking forward to another great event this Sunday.”

A shuttle bus will be running outside of Pratt Hall to JCPenney’s every 15–20 minutes for students needing transportation. 

Although pre-registration is not required to attend, students are encouraged to let the CPDC know they plan on attending the event by filling out the Student Registration form (please indicate “Suit-Up” in the Event You Plan to Attend space).  For more information about the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, please call 724-357-2235 or e-mail

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spring 2019 Career Fair

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

The IUP Spring 2019 Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore jobs and internship opportunities in numerous fields. The fair is open to employers seeking students from any of IUP’s more than 175 academic majors and certificate programs for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship employment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Western PA Collegiate Job & Internship Fair (WestPACS)

Monroeville Convention Center

Join us on Wednesday, March 13, at the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair at the Monroeville Convention Center.The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is one of the largest career fairs in Western Pennsylvania. Candidate registration will be available by early February.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Alumni Panel - Six O'Clock Series

HUB Ohio Room

Recent graduates will discuss "Life and Success After IUP." A networking opportunity to meet with the alumni will occur at the end of the discussion.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium (PERC)

Monroeville Convention Center

Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium Job Fair Candidate Registration is now open!

Join us for one of the largest education job fairs in the country. We anticipate another substantial recruitment event with school districts and related employers.

For more information, visit the Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium Job Fair website. Review all information carefully so that your job fair registration is accurate and successful.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Generations in the Workplace, presented by Mr. Zach Clark

Elkin Hall Great Room

Learn how each generation understands society, education, leadership, and technology, as well as impacts the ways in which they interact in the professional workplace.  

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Into the Streets

Various locations in Indiana County

Into the Streets is an event developed to increase and diversify the number of people participating in sustained and thoughtful community service in the Indiana area by challenging negative stereotypes about students, including those that students have about themselves. Service times are approximate.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Oh Snap! Professional Headshot Day

Stouffer G-8

Stop by and have a photograph taken for your business profile headshot. Business attire recommended.