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Mission Statement:
The mission of the Office of Career Services at the Penn State Shenango campus is to be a responsible and dependable resource promoting the advancement of each student by enhancing job readiness skills and providing life planning services to maximize one’s potential.


Career Exploration:
Penn State Shenango students have free access to all
MyPlan.com career planning services. To take any of the career assessment tests contact Heidi Friedrich at hmf1@psu.edu, by phone at 724-983-2860, or stop in Sharon Hall 201.


Student Services

Individual Career Counseling

One-on-one counseling appointments are available to students and alumni who are looking for additional resources and guidance to mapping out their career direction. For an appointment call 724-983-2860 or email hmf1@psu.edu .


Other helpful sites for students exploring major choices:

DUS Navigator

Major Decisions

Academic/Advising Resource — log in and click on major theme

What Can I Do With This Major


Time Line: Enhancing the College Experience

  • FRESHMAN: Explore interests early. Talk with a career counselor and begin the journey of self-exploration and embrace growth opportunities.

  • SOPHOMORE: Begin to build your professional portfolio by getting involved in campus and community activities. Establish a strong work ethic and connect with faculty and alumni. Enhance your educational experience through internships, job opportunities, shadowing and/or informational interviews.

  • JUNIOR: Strengthen your job readiness skills by attending workshops, mock interviews and career fairs. Continue to build your professional portfolio with internships and related job experiences. If graduate school is in your future, research schools that best meet your professional goals.
  • SENIOR: Promote your professional portfolio by engaging in WestPACS the largest student career fair in the Pittsburgh region, attend area career fairs and explore other opportunities to broaden your professional networks.