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Career Services

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Services are available to prospective students, current students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community members. We provide career exploration opportunities such as job shadowing and internship programs, part-time jobs during the school year and summers, and help with job placement as students near graduation.

Career Services strives to provide resources and information on topics such as job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, interview techniques, occupational outlook, job market trends, graduate programs, and technology impact on the job search. Additionally, Career Services, in cooperation with the Iowa College Recruiting Network (ICoRN), organizes three Career Interview Days for current students, and William Penn hosts one or two Career Fairs for students, alumni, and the community annually.

Announcements

2020 Green Iowa Summer & FT Recruitment Flyer

LinkedIn Networking

LinkedIn Information

Oskaloosa Engineering & Manufacturing Spring/Summer Internships

If you could see yourself in a position in any of the following career paths, contact Alexandria Valster at Oskaloosa Engineering & Manufacturing (OEM) to learn more about potential internships. You may contact her at avalster@oskyeng.com, send a resume, or call for more information: 641-672-2539. OEM is interested in placing interns in these areas:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality/ISO Management
  • Design Engineering
  • CNC Programming
  • CMM Programming
  • Grant Underwriting
  • Machine Technology
  • Marketing (Website, Promotional Events, etc.)

2020 Census STILL seeking crew members

Interested in extra income? Join the 2020 Census Team! The Census jobs provide:

  • Great pay – $17.50 per hour
  • Flexible hours
  • Weekly pay
  • Paid training

You can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs. For more information, stop by the Career Services Office in Penn Hall 220 and pick up a brochure!

HANDSHAKE

If you haven’t joined Handshake yet, now is the time. Not only are you able to search for jobs and internships on Handshake, but if you also complete your profile, participating employers will be able to send you job and internship opportunities based on your profile! Couldn’t be easier!! Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Grad Students, and Alumni – this platform is for YOU! As of today, there are over 3,200 employers who are approved in our system, and looking to hire Penn students. These employers have posted over 4,000 opportunities, currently in the system. And these opportunities are all over the United States. (Some employers also have jobs abroad.)

Visit the Penn Job Blog at tinyurl.com/pennjobblog1 for additional job postings, internships and career tips. Join Handshake, and even more opportunities are available! Questions? Contact the Career Services department for more information at 641-673-2173 or by email.

Students and Alumni Testimonies


Brandon Brown
‘17: Brandon’s internship was, “… an amazing
experience I will never forget!” Plus his internship turned into a part
time job – proof that internships can turn into so much more!

 

 

 

Tyler Doherty ‘18: Tyler explains his experience with Career Services:
“It was reassuring – great communication from the staff.
I learned a lot more and became more prepared for my future.”

 

 


Briana McRae
‘17: McRae would advise her fellow Statesmen
to not let their busy schedules hinder them from looking into internship
opportunities. “Many employers are willing to work with your
academic and athletic schedules, Internships can lead to much more!”

 


Kera Kalco
’17: “TAKE THE INTERNSHIP. Any internship.
Get your foot in the door… you will get skills and knowledge and confidence
that you can’t get anywhere else… I don’t think you could ever regret taking
an internship, but you certainly will regret not taking one.”

Debbie Stevens, M.A.,  Career Services Coordinator

Debbie works hand-in-hand with employers to place students in internships, as well as shadowing and job opportunities. She also provides students with job search materials and organizes career-centered events. Debbie works with current students, alumni, and the local community on their resumes, cover letters, and interview etiquette.

Career Services

NameOffice PhoneEmailTitleOffice
Debbie Stevens641-673-2173emailCoordinator of Career ServicesPenn 220