Penn State Harrisburg participates in a number of Job Fairs during the Academic Year. Each of these fairs will typically give you access to over 150 organizations recruiting for full time, part time, and co-op/internship positions.
How to Utilize an Internship/Job Fair How to prepare, what to wear, what to say and do, and more!
Advice Employers and students share their advice for students and alumni planning to attend a job/internship fair (advice taken from evaluations from previous fair participants).
June 15 – August 15, 2013
Cumberland Valley Consortium Virtual Job Fair
Register, post your résumé and search employers participating in this online event.
September 17-19, 2013
Fall Career Days
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://www.fairs.sa.psu.edu/fall. Some organizations may request interviews to be held with candidates during the event. Organizations will inform candidates about the location of interviews.
- September 17, Non-Technical
- September 18, Internships/Co-ops
- September 19, Technical
September 26, 2013 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Experience Harrisburg is the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce's twist on an internship/job fair, designed for students and young professionals. Successful businesses and organizations are stationed in local hot spots like restaurants or cultural venues around downtown Harrisburg, and participants visit the various venues. This is an excellent opportunity to network with professionals from the area while checking out a few great locations in the downtown. You will find out about internship and job opportunities available to you. After last year's event, our survey reported that 97% of attendees left with significant job or internship leads. Forty Companies - Ten Venues - Free Food! For more information, please call the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC at 717-232-4099 or visit: http://www.ExperienceHarrisburg.com -- register online, detailed schedule, what to wear, parking info etc.
October 1, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Capital Region Co-op/Intern Fair
Over 100 employers with co-op and internship opportunities. All majors welcome! Held in the Capital Union Building (CUB), Penn State Harrisburg.
October 16, 2013
Graduate and Professional School Week
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.
- Law School Day
- Medical School Day — med schools/health-related programs
- Graduate School Day (all programs)
More information is available online at http://www.fairs.sa.psu.edu/GPWeek.
October 16, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WestPACS Job & Internship Fair
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. More information for candidates from schools outside the WestPACS group.
Please adhere to our 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.
October TBD 2013
Central PA Fall Teacher Fair
Co-Sponsored by Penn State and Lock Haven University, the Central PA Fall Teacher Fair is held at Lock Haven University.
November 4, 2013 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Nursing Career Fair
Connect with employers recruiting for all levels of nursing! Additional information at: http://careerfairs.psu.edu/nursing (the student link will go live in September). Career Fair questions email firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Alumni Hall.
November 6, 2013
Held at York College of Pennsylvania, York PA. This fair will be open to employers who are hiring job candidates whose field of study is Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. It will also focus on employers who have healthcare positions including but not limited to dentistry, optometry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and exercise science.
The official time for this event will be announced soon! Please continue to check for updates.
November 7, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Career Fair
Hosted by the Penn State Harrisburg Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology department, in the Capital Union Building (CUB) - Student Center, Penn State Harrisburg.
February 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
PA State Government Job and Internship Mini-Fair
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. Download the employer guidebook
February 18, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium (CPEC) Job/Intern Fair
Co-sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg, and thirteen 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.
February 27, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
People to People Internship and Summer Job Fair
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.
March 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Penn State Education Career Day
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 thePSU Career Fairs website.
March 20, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD)
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.
March 25-27, 2014 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Career Days
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.