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Penn State is the #1 overall institution of higher education for producing the best prepared, most well-rounded graduates who are most able to succeed once hired, according to a recent Wall Street Journal survey.

Journal surveyed 479 corporate recruiters whose companies last year hired 43,000 new graduates. Of those 479 recruiters, 436 ranked Penn State #1. A sample recruiter comment cited by the Journal was: "Bright, well-rounded students...with the core competencies we desire." Read the article.


A friendly place to visit, where time is spent helping you make the right career-related decision. A place where you can explore your interests, values and personal aspirations. A place where you can feel confident you made a good choice. This is the Office of Career Services in Sharon Hall 201.



Students and Alumni



Heidi Friedrich, M.S.
Career Services Coordinator and Counselor


9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday