Career Development and Engaged Learning
Promote the future success of undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Development through the development of programming related to career exploration and development and the coordination and enhancement of engaged learning opportunities such as internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad.
- Career and professional development with a focus on pre-major students
- Coordination/enhancement of experiential programs for students
- Coordination/enhancement of undergraduate research opportunities
- Guidance to HHD faculty developing study abroad programs; coordination of study abroad functions for HHD students
- Oversight of Alumni Mentoring Program
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Alumni Mentoring Program?
The Mentoring Program is an award-winning program that matches students with alumni working in their career field of interest. Students apply to participate and are matched as juniors. Alumni mentors and student protégés meet in person at a mentoring kickoff event during the spring semester.
- What types of career exploration and development programming are currently being offered to students?
Currently, some departments offer career programming via internship and professional development courses and other means. The college is ramping up its efforts in this area and will soon begin offering career exploration programming and other cross-disciplinary career skills programs.
- What is Nittany Lion Careers?
Nittany Lion Careers is an online platform that allows students to search for jobs and internships, schedule on-campus interviews, register for career fairs and workshops, or have their resume reviewed.
- What types of engaged learning opportunities are offered to students in the college?
Engaged learning comprises experiential learning that is tied to academic courses, internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, and more. All of these opportunities are available to students in the college.