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Join us for Goal in the Grove on Wednesday, Sept. 8

Plan on joining us at the "Goal in the Grove" and check out how the Career and Professional Development Center can help you in your future career plans.

CPDC Planning Fall 2021 Events

The IUP Career and Professional Development Center is planning a robust list of events for the fall 2021 semester.

Informative Career-Readiness Events Planned for April

The IUP Career and Professional Development Center will offer several career-readiness virtual events during April.

Manko Participates in Panel on Current Job Market Trends

Tammy Manko, EdD, director of the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, recently participated in a panel of experts on Zippia to discuss current job market trends.

Spring Career Fair Set for February 24

Recruiters from more than 70 employers and graduate programs will be attending the IUP Spring Career Fair in a virtual format through Handshake on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Spring 2021 IUP and JCPenney Suit-Up Event

Join the IUP Career and Professional Development Center on February 19–21, 2021, for the semi-annual JCPenney Suit-Up Event, with an extra 30 percent discount for IUP students, faculty, and staff only on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories.

Fall 2020 P3 Micro-Seminar Earns High Praise from Students

The Professional Preparation Program, or P3 Micro Seminar, which was designed to provide students with career ready knowledge, skills, and experiences, was launched by the IUP Career and Professional Development Center this fall and was deemed a success by students and CPDC staff.   

QuadJobs Now Available for Off-Campus Student Employment

The IUP Career and Professional Development Center is now partnering with QuadJobs, an online platform that promotes pre-professional local, temporary work opportunities for IUP students.

Career Expo and Graduate School Fair Scheduled for Sept. 30

Recruiters from more than 60 organizations and graduate school programs will be attending the IUP Career Expo and Graduate School Fair in a virtual format through Handshake on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Suit-Up Event Online September 18-20

Join the IUP Career and Professional Development Center for the semi-annual JCPenney Suit-Up Event, with an extra 30 percent discount for IUP students, faculty, and staff only on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories. Suit-Up is being held online this year.

Goal in the Grove is Virtual for Fall 2020 Semester

The IUP Career and Professional Development Center will hold its annual Goal in the Grove on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Students can find out more about how the CPDC career consultants can guide you, learn about social media platforms, and receive tips on their career search.

Micro-Seminar Created to Provide Students with Career Skills

Faculty, please encourage your students take part in the Professional Preparation Program micro-seminar, which is designed to provide career-ready knowledge, skills, and experiences. It begins September 22 and will meet eight times during the semester.

Professional Preparation Program Micro-Seminar Created

Do you want to be the best of the best? Are you looking to differentiate yourself among the competition in today’s internship and job market? Are you simply seeking to develop your professional acumen? The P3 Micro-Seminar is a professional preparation program, designed to provide you with career-ready knowledge, skills, and experiences you won’t want to pass up.

Fleck Begins Position as CPDC Assistant Director

Kevin Fleck recently joined the IUP Career and Professional Development Center as the assistant director for employer engagement, where he assists employers with accessing IUP’s services, including hiring IUP students and alumni, filling internships, and recruiting.

Office of Service Learning Now Part of MCSLE

Thomas Segar, IUP vice president for Student Affairs, announced the transition of the Office of Service Learning to the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement. “I am excited about this transition and the opportunity to enhance the IUP student experience through linking service learning, leadership, and engagement through a multicultural lens.”

Recent Graduate Enjoyed Domestic Exchange Experience

Olivia Tarman was a senior English major at IUP when she decided to participate in the National Student Exchange Program.

Open Forum: Fourth Candidate, Assistant Director for Employer Development

The Career and Professional Development Center invites you to participate in a virtual presentation, via Zoom, on Thursday, June 18, to meet Diane Metz, a candidate for the position of assistant director for Employer Development.

Open Forum: Third Candidate, Assistant Director for Employer Development

The Career and Professional Development Center invites you to participate in a virtual presentation, via Zoom, on Tuesday, June 16, to meet Ryan Sharp, a candidate for the position of assistant director for Employer Development.

Open Forum: Second Candidate, Assistant Director for Employer Development

The Career and Professional Development Center invites you to participate in a virtual presentation, via Zoom, on Thursday, June 11, to meet Keith Kuckenbrod, a candidate for the position of assistant director for Employe Development.

Open Forum: First Candidate, Assistant Director for Employer Development

The Career and Professional Development Center invites you to participate in a virtual presentation, via Zoom, on Tuesday, June 9, to meet Kevin Fleck, a candidate for the position of assistant director for Employer Development.

Students, Faculty, and Staff Invited to Attend CPDC Assistant Director Candidate Presentations

Four candidates interviewing for the assistant director for Employer Development position in the Career and Professional Development Center will give presentations via Zoom during the weeks of June 8 and 15, 2020.

Employer Relations Day Postponed to June 2021

The IUP Employer Relations Day, an event coordinated by the Career and Professional Development Center and originally planned for June 3, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Washington Center Internship Graduation Cords Available

If you participated in the Washington Center Internship Program and are expecting to graduate this May or August, and you would like your graduation cords, please email us by Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with the semester and year that you interned and your address.

PASSHE-West Virtual Recruitment Campaign in April

The PASSHE-West Virtual Recruitment Campaign creates opportunities for students and employers to connect, network, and share information. More than 50 employers and graduate schools will be holding sessions throughout the month of April.

IUP Professor Shares Her Experience, Excitement for Students Attending RNC

Leading her students in a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity at the 2016 Republican National Convention was a fantastic experience for Michele Papakie, chairperson of the IUP Department of Journalism and Public Relations.