Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State


Time Event
1:00 - 1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks (Room 112)

1:40 - 2:25 PM

Session 1

Selling the Best You: Tips and Tricks for Developing Your Personal Brand

Scholar Alumni will explain key tips and tricks for portraying the “best you” to employers. Come learn about interviews, your own image, and how to best market yourself.

Special Agent Scholar: Careers in Government

From business to health to policy to education, the government impacts every sector of society.  Come see how your career goals can align with the variety of opportunities provided by the government.

Analytical Careers in Business

Leave this session with a firm understanding of different job options in finance. Learn how to make yourself stand out in the recruiting process and find out how to pursue a career in finance from traditional business majors to alternative majors like engineering, actuarial sciences, mathematics, and more.

You Are Not Your Major: Career Stories & Journeys

This panel will open your eyes to opportunities you never thought possible! Hear from alumni who are pursuing careers in fields that may be considered nontraditional given their major. For those of you asking yourself, “What am I doing with my life?” – This panel is for you!

STEMming Out Into New Fields

Come see how a STEM degree can propel you into industries like consulting, communications, finance, sustainability, and industry. Learn the possibilities of these degrees.

2:25 - 2:45 PM


2:45 - 3:30 PM

Session 2

Talking the Talk: Careers in Communications

What can you do with a communications, marketing, PR, CAS or similar degree? Come to this session to learn how to carve your own pathway through a variety of fields. Get information on brand management, PR, journalism, marketing, digital media, and more!

Grad School Confusion Averted

Are you thinking about extending your education another few years? Attend this panel to learn more about deciding to attend graduate school, applying to programs and finding success once you are in.

START-UP Your Career: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Alumni will share their experiences and trends they have seen in the start-up industry. From tech transfer, to start-ups, to social entrepreneurship, learn about career paths and skills necessary to work in innovative fields.

The Road Not Taken: Alternative Career Paths

Come out to explore different options after you graduate. This panel will introduce you to alternative starting points like non-profit organizations and fellowships. It will also debunk certain myths associated with non-traditional career routes.

It's Going Tibia Okay: The Ins and Outs of Med School Admissions

Come to this panel for everything medical school-related. Get advice on how to study for the MCAT, navigate through the medical school application process, and build a strong foundation that will prepare you for a career in medicine.

3:30 - 3:50 PM


3:50 - 4:35 PM

Session 3

Education Careers Inside and Outside the Classroom

This session will explore the many ways to get involved in education. Speakers will highlight ways to enter the teaching profession, including certification programs like Teach For America, as well as other careers in education such as jobs in education policy and higher education.

Taking the Stand: Law School and the Legal Profession

Learn about the ins and outs of the legal profession and gain an understanding of what to expect working as a lawyer. This panel will also expose you to the application process and the experience of attending law school.

What is Consulting?

This panel is for Scholars from any academic discipline interested in learning more about careers in consulting. Additionally, you will learn about different types of consulting and the work associated with each.

Healthcare Without an MD…What Are My Options?

Not considering medical school, but still interested a career in healthcare? Don’t worry, your options are endless! Come learn how Scholar alumni have branched out into different health-related fields and found alternate ways of fulfilling this career goal.

Real World 101

This session offers Scholars the opportunity to speak with alumni about making a smooth transition from being a student to becoming a professional whether that is in a work environment or furthering their education.

4:35 - 5:00 PM


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