Appointments are subject to availability and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 should receive a calendar invite and an automated email with appointment details.

Please do not assume you have an appointment until you've received your confirmation. If you have not had a reply within 48 hours,  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.  All documents need to be sent as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.  (Please refer to the statement above regarding same-day, weekend, and reviews requested less than 24 hours after submitting your résumé.)

Program and Event Dates Fall 2023

Career Fair Dates Fall 2023

IUP Accounting and Finance Career Fair

Safety Sciences Career Fair (SOLD OUT)

Business Career Fair

Graduate School Night

Healthcare Networking Night 

Waitlist only for organizations

Visit us!

Please drop by Stabley Library B20. Our entrance is right next to the University College, across from Clark Hall and next to Starbucks.

Save the Dates Fall 2023

Disability/Accommodations

If you require/need accommodations for one of our programs, events, or services, please contact D2A2 at disability-access@iup.edu at least two weeks before the program, event, or appointment for service.

September

  • 12 - Professional Panel Series, Focus: Remote/In-Person/Hybrid Work, 5:15–6:15 p.m., Hybrid, B20 Stabley Library or Zoom ID https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/4496242341
  • 13 - Fall Fest: Patio Party with the IUP CPDC, University College, Libraries, and Writing Center, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Stabley Patio
  • 20 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS), The Powerful Effects of Body Language in Work and Life, 6:00 p.m., 225 Jane E. Leonard Hall
  • 20 - Accounting and Finance Career Fair, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., HUB
  • 21 - Safety Sciences Career Fair, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., KCAC
  • 27 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS), Knowing How to Leverage Your Connections, 6:00 p.m., 225 Jane E. Leonard Hall

October

  • 3 - Business Career Fair, 1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m., The KCAC
  • 10 - Professional Panel Series, Focus: LGBTQIA Issues at Work, 5:15–6:15 p.m., Hybrid, B20 Stabley Library or Zoom ID https://iupvideo.zoom.us/j/4496242341
  • 11 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS), Life Design, Odyssey Plans, Engagement Mapping...Oh My!, 6:00 p.m., 225 Jane E. Leonard Hall
  • 16 - Career Ready Seminar Series (CRSS) and Six O'Clock Series, Best Career and Life Advice:  Things You Should Know Before Your First Post-College Job, 6:00 p.m., Great Room, Elkin Hall
  • 17 - Graduate and Professional School Night, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., at the HUB

November

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.

LGBTQIA Support equals IUP

Student and Graduate Support Program

The Career and Professional Development Center is committed to providing all students with quality services and developmental opportunities that support the educational objectives of IUP. Our goal is to advance students and alumni toward their career trajectories 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 advance 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.

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, receive valuable career information and tips, and ask career-related questions.

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 résumés 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 Express Hours Return for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 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 appointments. 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

CPDC Celebrates Fall Fest with the IUP Learning Commons

The IUP Learning Commons is looking forward to the inaugural Fall Fest: Patio Party, on Wednesday, September 13, from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. on the Stabley patio. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the following IUP departments: Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC), Libraries, University College, and Writing Center.

Clothing and Accessory Donations Sought

IUP's Crimson Closet, a free businesswear and casual clothing resource for students, is seeking donations of businesswear and casual wear of any size or gender. Donations are sought from administration, faculty, staff, and students as you clean out your closets for spring.

Alumnus Smith Presents “Leading with an Inclusive Mindset”

Alumnus Je'Mone Smith will dive into topics that include how teamwork makes the dream work and ways to communicate effectively along with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Company Culture: Why It’s Important and How to Determine if It Is the Right Culture for You and if You Are Right for It

Every company has a culture; some are well-defined and intentional while others happen when no one is looking. IUP alumna and trustee Laurie Kuzneski will discuss how culture-focused companies evaluate potential new hires as well as what job seekers should consider before accepting any job offer.

Designing Your Dream Life

Figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and what you want to do with your life is no small feat and something that people struggle with regularly. Join this informative discussion on design thinking and learn strategies to help you answer some of these tricky questions. Inspired by topics and ideas covered in the Designing Your Life book by Stanford professors Bill Burnet and Dave Evans, this event will give you the tools needed to design a life that is authentic to you and adaptable for the future.

Events