Career and Professional Development Center

IUP Career Expo

 

We’ve Moved!

Please come visit us at Stabley Library B20. Our entrance is right next to University College, across from Clark Hall and next to Starbucks.

Career Fair Dates for Spring 2023

IUP Spring Career Fair

Education Professional Day Career Fair

IUP Career and Professional Development Center:
We’re here to support and assist you!

Information about how we can best serve your particular needs is available for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Employers, and Family Members.

Request an Appointment

Please Note: Submission of a request for an appointment does not guarantee the actual day and time proposed.

Appointments are subject to availability and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. We make every effort to confirm your appointment promptly, but it may take up to five or more business days to schedule your request. We do not schedule weekend appointments, and same-day or requests for appointments less than 24 hours after the appointment request has been submitted will not be able to be accommodated.

Scheduling time may increase during busy times, such as before career fairs, large networking events, or when all students in a class must meet with the CPDC to review their résumé, etc. Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will be contacted and will receive confirmation of your request by email or phone. Please do not assume you have an appointment until you've received your confirmation. If you have not had a reply within five business days, please call 724-357-2235 to confirm that request was received.

  • You may use resume-review@iup.edu to forward résumés, cover letters, and other career-related documents to us for review and respond with feedback. (Please refer to the statement above regarding same day, weekend, and reviews requested less than 24 hours after submitting your résumé.)

Save The Fall Dates 2022

September

  • 7 - Goal in the Grove, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Oak Grove (Rain Location: Jane E. Leonard Hall Lobby)
  • 13 - The Washington Center Information Session, 5:00 p.m., Stabley Library B34
  • 14 - CPDC (and others) Grand Opening, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Stabley and Stapleton Libraries
  • 15 - Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Jane E. Leonard Hall Lobby
  • 19 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Careers in Government: State, Local, and Federal) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/98743893043
  • 19 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS) and Six O'Clock Series, Graduate School: Is It The Right Step For Me?, panel format, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
  • 22 - Coffee and Career Conversations, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., IUP CPDC (Stabley B20)
  • 28 - Fall Career Expo and Graduate School Fair, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., KCAC
  • 28 - CRSS, Back to Basics: Résumé Writing, Interviewing, and Preparing for the Job Search, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall

October

  • 4 -Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eberly College of Business (lobby)
  • 5-WestPACS Collegiate Career Fair (Virtual via Handshake), 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • 10 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Liberal/Fine Arts) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/95085387299
  • 12 - Western PA Collegiate Career Fair, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Monroeville Convention Center
  • 17 - CRSS and Six O'Clock Series, What to Say, How to Say It: Reestablishing the Art of Spoken Communication, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
  • 20 - Coffee and Career Conversations, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., IUP CPDC (Stabley B20)
  • 31 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Careers in the Media) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and B20 Stabley Library, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/98329288580

November

  • 1 - CRSS, Crafting Your Personal Brand: Showcasing Your Professional Self, 6:00 p.m., Elkin Hall, Great Room
  • 3 -Roving Résumé Reviews, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Stouffer Hall (lobby)
  • 7, 8 - Etiquette Dinners, 5:30 p.m., Sutton Hall, Blue Room
  • 16 - Professional Panel Series, (Focus: Entrepreneurship) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hybrid - Zoom and  Stabley Library, B20, Zoom Link https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/99978715653
  • 17 - Coffee and Career Conversations, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., IUP CPDC (B20 Stabley)

The CRSS Events are part of the IUP Career Ready Seminar Series. The Career Ready Seminar Series provides an overview of key competencies which impending graduates need to learn and develop to be successful as they make the transition from higher education into the professional world of work. Learn about a professional topic and have the opportunity to network with industry professionals.

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 career consultation 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?

Check out the IUP Career and Professional Development Center Facebook page, and IUP Career and Professional Development Center videos for information about what services are provided by our office and how you can improve your job search skills.

As we continue to move through this challenging time, the CPDC is adapting to ensure that your career planning needs are still met and other associated work is achieved. To this end

  • While we've offered virtual appointments for some time now, we are planning for most of our events to be held in-person unless otherwise noted.

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Student and Graduate Support Program

The Career and Professional Development Center is committed to providing all students quality services and developmental opportunities that support the educational objectives of IUP. Our goal is to advance students and alumni toward their career trajectory by providing career consultation and support and teaching them how to become active participants in their own continuing career development and success. Help us to help students and alumni by investing today in our efforts through a gift to the Career and Professional Development Center. There are three specific ways you can support us:

  • IUP CPDC General Fund- This fund supports activities and programming that advances the professional growth and career development of IUP's students and alumni.
  • IUP Internship Support Initiative Fund- This fund helps to give students the opportunity to do an internship; to learn, grow, and get experience in their desired work/field; and to develop career-relevant skills, by supplementing expenses that students incur.
  • IUP Professional Clothing-Career Closet Fund- Every student and graduate should have appropriate business and professional attire to present themselves in the best possible manner; but not every student has the means or knowledge to make this happen. Thus, we've established this fund to support our students and new graduates with appropriate professional attire and accessories.

Corporate Partnership Program

Please consider a donation to the Career and Professional Development Center's Foundation for IUP account. All donations will go toward initiatives that directly support student success.

Request a Career-Oriented Workshop

If you'd like us to do a workshop or presentation for your organization, please complete the online workshop request form available on our website, and we'll do our best to accommodate all requests.

Please feel free to reach out to any of our team members.

Mock Interviews and Etiquette Dinners

Social Media

We're inviting you to please follow us on social media (accounts listed below) to stay up to date with programming and services, to receive valuable career information and tips, and to ask career-related questions.


Handshake Online Job-Posting System logo with the word handshake and a stylized  capital H that looks like two people shaking hands

Handshake Highlights

Students

Handshake is a one-stop shop for students to prepare and launch their careers; and for companies, nonprofits, and organizations of all shapes and sizes to find, recruit, and hire IUP alumni. Handshake uses data to help students find jobs or internships that best match their interests.

Alumni

IUP alumni can sign up for Handshake using their personal email address. The IUP Single Sign-On function is available only for current students. If you are a current student, do not fill out the Alumni Registration Form, since your account has already been created.

Employers

  • Multi-school job posting—with just a few clicks, post your job across dozens of schools, for free. (Please register using a permanent staff member's name and email address as the organization's contact, and not someone in a temporary or internship position.)

  • Powerful applicant filtering—narrow down potential hires to the best fits through our advanced filter options. 

  • Dedicated employer training and support—Handshake University will quick start your experience with weekly webinars, videos, and help articles. Employers can also contact Handshake's world-class support team for hands-on help.

  • One account, 350 schools! Ditch the dozens of websites, logins, and passwords. With Handshake you get a single integrated network.

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.

What is your Game Plan? A checklist to help you find a career after graduationInformation for:

 

IUP Graduate Survey Results

Faculty Assignment Request Form

If you require or offer extra credit to your students to create/update their resumes or meet virtually with the CPDC for any of our services, please let us know by completing the Faculty Assignment Request form.

Graduate holding her diploma and smilingRésumé 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 resume-review@iup.edu. Your résumé will be reviewed by one of our career consultants, and you will receive feedback.

We make every effort to be timely in the approval process, but it may take up to five or more business days to review and provide feedback on your résumé. Processing time may increase during busy times of the year (e.g., before a career fair, large networking event, or when all students in a class are required to have their résumé reviewed).

Be aware of job and internship application deadlines, and begin the résumé approval process well before an application is due. If you have an urgent need to have your résumé reviewed, please contact our office directly at 724-357-2235 or email your request to career-development@iup.edu.

Drop-in Hours Return for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Semesters

Do you have a quick question about your résumé, interview skills, graduate school application, etc., but don't have time for a regular appointment? The Career and Professional Development Center staff is available over the summer for résumé reviews and appointment. Please request an appointment or submit your résumé to resume-review@iup.edu. In-person Drop-in Hours are Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

News

Crafting Your Personal Brand: Showcasing Your Professional Self

This Career Ready Seminar Series will teach you how to take control of your professional image.

What to Say, How to Say It: Reestablishing the Art of Spoken Communication

The Career Ready Seminar Series will present on effective communication to be successful in life and work.

All-Majors Career Expo and Graduate School Fair 2022

The Career Expo and Graduate School Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the KCAC.

Back to Basics: Résumé, Writing, Interviewing, and Preparing for Job Search

This event on September 28 will assist students in their preparation for the job search.

Graduate School: Is it the Right Step for Me?

This Six O'Clock Series event will focus on Graduate School: Is it the Right Step for Me? in the Great Room of Elkin Hall.

Events