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Employers host a variety of events throughout the school year, specifically targeting Penn State IST students. To learn more about upcoming events and to register, check out Nittany Lion Careers >> Events. Each event will list specific details on topics, dress code, registration instructions, and location. Not sure how to approach a company or what to say? Check out our Making Connections resources to learn how to network.

IST has 2 career fair, Pro Expo in the Fall and Future Forum in the Spring. Employers attending these career fairs are specifically targeting Penn State IST students and offer opportunities in a variety of industries. Learn more about the fairs and the companies attending!

An internship is a requirement to graduate from a degree program in the College of IST.  Participation in our robust Internship Program, offers students the resources they need to identify and secure a meaningful internship experience.

Every Wednesday, from 11am - 2pm, in the 2nd floor East Hallway of the Westgate Building, we will feature a new employer.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet companies in an informal, low-stress environment.  Students will have the chance to practice introductory skills, get comfortable speaking with recruiters, and learn more about these companies and their opportunities. Check Nittany Lion Careers for a list of upcoming Featured Employers.

Employers host presentations, typically in the evening, to offer more information on their company, culture, open job and internship opportunities, and more.  At the end of the session, there is generally time for networking and Q&A.  Every company's session is different -- be sure to read their descriptions in Nittany Lion Careers.

Take a day trip to visit a company at their location, tour the facility, and network with company representatives to learn about "a day in the life" of an employee.

Executives from companies and government agencies occasionally have the opportunity to guest lecture in a number of our courses.  Guest lectures offer students a chance to learn about the curriculum topic from an industry professional and provide unique insight into what it's like to work in that field.

Through partnerships with corporations and agencies, students are able to gain hands-on experience with a real-world problem/issue and present a suggested solution to executives at the end of the course.

Whether it's the day after a career fair or during On-Campus Interview season, employers host first round interviews here at University Park for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions.  Learn more about the interview process and how to prepare so you can land the job!

Workshops are often presented by recruiters to teach students about a variety of career related topics.  Sample workshops include:

  • Dining Etiquette
    How to behave in a professional manner during business meals, cocktail hours, and networking events
  • Interview Prep and Resume Tips
    How to build a successful resume and nail your interview
  • Social Media Presence
    What does your online profile say about you?
  • Dress for Success
    What to wear for any professional interaction
  • Professional Writing Etiquette
    How to craft a business appropriate email, report, and more!
  • How to Navigate a Career Fair
    Career fairs can be overwhelming, learn how to navigate like a pro
  • What does it mean to work in ______(industry)?
  • Steps to landing the perfect internship

Have your resume reviewed by a recruiter or HR professional from one of the many companies/agencies who are interested in hiring students within the College of IST.

Compete with fellow students in IST and at Penn State on a topic or challenge presented by a company.

What organizations can I expect to connect with?

In addition to our Corporate Associates, IST students are being recruited into a variety of industries by top organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to Silicon Valley startups, to government agencies, and everything in between.

Corporate Associates:

Companies who posted IST-FOCUSED positions in the last year

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Accenture
  • Aerotech
  • Affinity Connection
  • Agency Within
  • AIG (American International Group)
  • Air Force Civilian Service
  • AirFacts Inc.
  • Amazon.com
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Musical Supply
  • American Philatelic Research Library
  • Apple
  • Architecture Technology Corporation (ATCorp)
  • Aries Security
  • Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • Artemis Capital Management LP
  • AstaCRS Inc
  • Aston Carter
  • AT&T
  • Bayer U.S. LLC
  • Benner & White Construction, Inc.
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Bitglass
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Blue Mountain Quality Resources Inc
  • Bose Corporation
  • BOSS Running
  • BP
  • BravoSolution
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Building Automation Services, Inc.
  • Burger King Corporate
  • Burlington Stores, Inc.
  • CA Technologies
  • Campbell Soup
  • Capital One
  • CardConnect
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Cato Institute
  • Centre Region Council of Governments
  • Cerner Corporation
  • CGG
  • Chainbridge Technologies
  • Charles Koch Institute
  • Chick-fil-A
  • China Rapid Finance Limited
  • City Internships
  • City of Winchester
  • CivicSolar
  • Civilian Logistics Career Management Office
  • Cloudwick Technologies
  • Computer Aid, Inc.
  • Computer Communciations
  • Computer Packages Inc.
  • Conner Strong & Buckelew
  • Control Chief Corporation
  • Cougaar Software, Inc.
  • Covestro
  • Covex LLC
  • CSRA
  • D.E. Shaw Group
  • Data Warehouse Consultants
  • Dell
  • Design & Integration
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • DISH Network
  • Distributed Information Technologies
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • DSW Inc.
  • DxTerity Diagnostics
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • EAI Technologies
  • Ecolab
  • Emagination Computer Camps
  • Enphase
  • Epic
  • Estee Lauder Companies, Inc
  • Exabeam
  • Fast Enterprises
  • FDM Group
  • Fearless Media LLC
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FedEx Services
  • Financial Information Services Agency of the City of New York
  • FirstMark Capital
  • FIS Global
  • Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Four Winds Casino Resort
  • FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • Gallup
  • Gartner
  • GDA Corporation
  • Geisinger Health System
  • General Dynamics
  • Geodis America
  • Ginkgo BioWorks
  • Girls Who Code
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GoPage
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Guardian Life Insurance
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Halo Labs
  • Herman Search
  • Highmark Health Solutions
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program
  • Humanyze
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • iD Tech
  • IndustrySafe, A Product of TRA, Inc.
  • Innovative Systems,  Inc.
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intelliware Development
  • InterPro Solutions, LLC
  • ITyX Solutions, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • juwi Inc.
  • JWC Real Estate Group
  • Kaufman & Robinson, Inc.
  • KEYENCE Corporation
  • Knexus Research Corp.
  • Lands' End
  • Laserfiche
  • Leadership Centre County
  • Leidos
  • LendingClub
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Major League Baseball
  • Management & Training Corporation
  • Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin, PC
  • McCrossin Constructors
  • MDRC
  • MEDictate LLC
  • MetLife
  • MFS Investment Management
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Mode
  • Monday Properties
  • Monsanto
  • Morefield Communications
  • MuleSoft
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Network Merchants, LLC
  • New Pig
  • Next Century
  • North American Communications
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Occipital
  • Optimizely
  • Optum
  • Oracle
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Pareto
  • Penn State - Information Technology
  • Penn State Academic and Career Excellence Program (ACE)
  • Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
  • Penn State Auxiliary and Business Services
  • Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • Penn State College of Health and Human Development
  • Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Penn State Eberly College of Science
  • Penn State Enterprise IT
  • Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS)
  • Penn State Office for Disability Services
  • Penn State Office of the Physical Plant
  • Penn State Outreach Information Technology (OIT)
  • Penn State Sustainability Institute
  • Penn State Undergraduate Admissions
  • Penn State University Libraries
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Princess Cruises
  • Raytheon
  • RDA Corporation
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Renton Preparatory Christian School
  • Resilient Cognitive Solutions
  • Revenue Solutions, Inc.
  • Reynolds & Reynolds
  • Rocket Internet China
  • Schreiber Foods, Inc.
  • Seed System
  • SES
  • Spoyle
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
  • State College Area School District
  • Stellar Science Ltd Co
  • Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office (SIRO)
  • Subaru
  • Surge
  • Symplicity Corporation
  • Synchrony Financial
  • TE Connectivity
  • Textron
  • The Asio Group
  • The Hartford
  • The Hershey Company
  • The MathWorks, Inc.
  • The Millburn Corporation
  • The Principal Financial Group
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Topcon Medical Systems
  • Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA, Inc.
  • Toys R US
  • TRANSPOREON Group Americas Inc.
  • Tranzact LLC
  • Trevena
  • Triumph Group
  • Twenty over Ten
  • UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business Undergraduate Program
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • Underdogs United
  • Unilever
  • Unisys
  • United States Cold Storage
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association
  • UPMC
  • US Electrical Services, Inc
  • Valley National Bank
  • Vanguard
  • Veracross
  • Verizon
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Visionese
  • Voleon Capital Management LP
  • Volvo Group
  • Wakely Consulting Group
  • WESCO Distribution
  • West Corporation
  • Wildfire Force
  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
  • WorldQuant, LLC
  • Xpress Healthcare
  • YEXT
  • Zappos



Career Solutions & Corporate Engagement

E103 Westgate Building
Email: careers@ist.psu.edu
Phone: (814) 865-4509

Schedule an appointment: appointments.ist.psu.edu

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