Penn State Harrisburg

Job/Intern Fairs

Penn State Harrisburg participates in a number of Job Fairs during the Academic Year. Each of the fairs will typically give you access to over 150 organizations recruiting for full time, part time, and internship/co-op.  PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED!

How to Utilize an Internship/Job Fair How to prepare, what to wear, what to say and do, and more!

Advice for students and alumni planning to attend a job/internship fair (advice taken from evaluations from previous fair participants)

IST Pro Expo 
September 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.

IST's Office of Career Solutions holds a career fair exclusive to the College of IST -- Pro Expo! The event, held in the IST building on the University Park campus, allows you to explore career and internship opportunities while giving employers exclusive access to our impressive pool of talented students.

  • Meet recruiters from leading companies in a wide range of industries
  • Gain access to potential employers who are looking specifically to recruit students in the College of IST for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions
  • Leverage numerous opportunities to network and jump-start your career

There is no registration to attend these career fairs. Students simply need to bring their Penn State student ID with them to the registration table the day of the event in order to participate.

For additional information go to: http://ist.psu.edu/current-students/careers/career-fairs-1/career-fairs-information-for-students

For directions to the IST Building go to: http://ist.psu.edu/about/about/directions-to-ist

Fall Career Days
September 16-18, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This large University-wide event is open to all students in all majors. Held annually in the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park campus, Fall Career Days spans three days of recruiting targeting full-time and internship/co-op positions. Go online to learn which day you should attend and to see a list of attending employers: http://careerfairs.psu.edu/. Some organizations may request interviews to be held with candidates during the event. Organizations will inform candidates about the location of interviews.

  • September 16, Non-Technical
  • September 17, Internships/Co-ops
  • September 18, Technical

Capital Region Co-op/Intern Fair (CRIF)
October 2, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Over 90 employers with internship and co-op opportunities. All majors welcome! Held in the Capital Union Building (CUB), Penn State Harrisburg. A number of employers may also have full-time opportunities available. 

Learn more about the employers registered to recruit at CRIF:

WestPACS Job & Internship Fair
October 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The WestPACS Job Fair, held at the Monroeville Convention Center (Business 22 and Monroeville Mall), offers employers with entry-level, internship and co-op positions an opportunity to meet in one central location with alumni, graduating students and underclassmen from 44 colleges in Western Pennsylvania.

Candidates must be current students or graduates of a college or university granting associates, bachelors and/or graduate degrees. Employers will be able to speak with candidates, distribute recruitment literature, and conduct brief interviews.

Students and alumni from schools outside the WestPACS consortium are welcome to attend as walk-ins. Walk-in registration is available at the door. The walk-in registration fee is $10.00 (cash only). Pre-registration is not available. 

 Event Entrance Policies:

  • To enter the fair, candidates must have completed or be currently enrolled in an associate, bachelors or graduate degree program. All candidates are required to present a resume stating school and degree information entering the fair.
  • Appropriate dress is required for admission to the job fair. Candidates are strongly advised to wear business professional interviewing attire such as a business suit. Candidates may be denied entrance to the fair if not appropriately dressed.
  • Only candidates for jobs and internships will be allowed into the employer area. Guests accompanying the candidates are not permitted into the job fair.
  • Children are not permitted.

Central PA Fall Teacher Fair
October 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Co-Sponsored by Penn State and Lock Haven University, the Central PA Fall Teacher Fair will be held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, University Park, PA.  All teacher candidates from any college/university may attend!

  • K-12 educations/administrators
  • May 2015 graduates are welcome
  • No pre-registration is necessary
  • No fee to attend

Graduate and Professional School Week
October 21-23, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Students interested in attending graduate school should come to Graduate and Professional School Week at the HUB-Robeson Center Alumni Hall at University Park to meet with representatives of various graduate schools from around the country.

  • October 21 Graduate School Day (all programs)
  • October 22 Medical School Day — med schools/health-related programs
  • October 23 Law School Day

More information is available online at: http://careerfairs.psu.edu/GPWeek/default.shtml.

Harrisburg Regional Job and Internship Fair
October 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Harrisburg Regional Job & Internship Fair (previously known as Experience Harrisburg) is a program/event hosted by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC, and is designed to provide college students with an informal, fun networking opportunity as they search for jobs and internship opportunities in the Harrisburg region.

Location: Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s Dixon Center (2986 N. Second Street, Harrisburg)

For additional information and to register go to: http://www.harrisburgregionaljobfair.com/

Nursing Career Fair
November 3, 2014
11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Connect with employers recruiting for all levels of nursing! Additional information at: http://careerfairs.psu.edu/nursing.  Registration is required to participate!   Career Fair questions email alg1014@psu.edu or call 814-863-2229.  Co-sponsored by the Penn State University School of Nursing and Career Services. Held at Penn State University, State College, PA in the HUB, Heritage Hall.

Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Career Fair
November 5, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Penn State Harrisburg Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology department, in the Capital Union Building (CUB) - Student Center, Penn State Harrisburg.  For additional information contact Carly Cobb at: coc5126@psu.edu

PA State Government Job and Internship Mini-Fair
February 5, 2015
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Held in the Olmsted Building, Gallery Lounge, Penn State Harrisburg. Here is an opportunity to meet with recruiters from some of the departments and agencies of state government for both civil service and non-civil service career opportunities.
-- Students from all majors should plan to attend!
-- Internships and full-time positions will both be represented!
-- Bring your resumes and be prepared to network with recruiters!

Don't miss this chance to find out about employment procedures and opportunities with the Commonwealth of PA.

Spring Career Days
February 9-10, 2015
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This large University-wide event is open to all students in all majors. Held annually in the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park campus, Spring Career Days spans two days of recruiting, targeting full-time and internship/co-op positions. Visit the PSU Career Fairs website to learn which day you should attend and to see a list of attending employers. Some organizations may request interviews; the organizations will inform candidates of the location of interviews.

Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium (CPEC) Job/Intern Fair
February 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg, and sixteen other colleges and universities. Over 100 companies and organizations recruiting for full-time, co-op and internships. Held at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA.

People to People Internship and Summer Job Fair
February 25, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Held at Penn State University, HUB Alumni Hall, University Park. Through internships and summer jobs, get hands-on experience to impact the well-being and development of others. Open to all students in all majors, this fair is an opportunity to connect with government/legal agencies, camps, educational institutions, hospitals/clinics/treatment centers, hotels and resorts, non-profit agencies, parks, and restaurants. More information is available at the PSU Career Fairs website.

Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD)
March 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Held in Marauder Court of the Student Memorial Center (SMC) at Millersville University. Sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg and 10 other Central PA colleges, this job fair is an opportunity for education majors who are seeking teaching positions to meet with school district representatives from across the nation.

Penn State Education Career Day
March 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Educators looking for employment are encouraged to attend the Education Career Day held at Penn State University, PA (Penn Stater Conference Center). The open fair hours are 9am-12 Noon with interviews taking place from 10am-4:30pm. The event is open to all candidates. PSU students/alumni may attend beginning at 8am; non-PSU candidates may attend beginning at 10am. Employer registration and more information can be viewed at the PSU Career Fairs website.

Penn State University sponsors a number of online career fairs:

  • High Tech Recruitment Day, November 11, 2014
  • Hire Penn State With Experience, November 12, 2014
  • Public Service Recruitment Day, November 13, 2014
  • Major Cities, Major Opportunities, Spring 2015
  • Working in Pennsylvania, Spring 2015