Job Search Resources

While you may have friends or acquaintances who found an internship, co-op, or entry-level full-time position easily through one career fair or referral, most job-seekers need to use a combination of job search resources to find the right position.  Try some of the following resources for your search!


eCareer is a free online job search system that undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences—as well as alumni from these colleges—can use to search for engineering internship, co-op, and full-time jobs. 

You must register for an eCareer account and upload your résumé for approval before you can apply for jobs. You can also upload a cover letter and/or transcript if requested by an employer, and you can use eCareer to schedule interviews for on-campus recruiting.

Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN)

Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) is an online job search resource available to all students in all majors at Penn State through the University-wide Career Services office. Most of the positions listed in NLCN are entry-level full-time positions, so this resource would be most useful to you if you are a graduating senior.

NLCN offers standard services similar to those available in eCareer, including the ability to view job postings and apply to jobs. It also offers an on-campus interviewing feature for students who are getting ready to graduate and LionLink, a networking program that links Penn State students with alumni volunteer career coaches.

Career Envoys

If you’re an undergraduate student who has questions about what it’s like to do a co-op or internship or needs help with a résumé or cover letter, the Career Envoys can help.

Envoys have each completed at least one internship or co-op experience.  They can provide general career advice, answer questions about the job search, and offer help with the eCareer job search system.  They also help promote programs supported by the College of Engineering through both volunteerism at events and outreach in classrooms.

Career Events

Penn State offers a wide variety of types of career events at the University Park campus each year. These events provide opportunities for you to discover companies and organizations that are hiring Penn State students, make personal connections with recruiters, and learn about topics related to professionalism and the workplace.

If you attend a different Penn State campuses, you are welcome to attend these events if you are able to travel to University Park.

Social Media

As you search for internships, co-ops, or full-time jobs after graduation, leverage social media sites to learn about employers and jobs and make connections with recruiters, Penn State engineering alumni, and other engineering professionals.

Online Resources

There are many other websites that offer great information for students seeking jobs and research opportunities.

All Students

International Students

  • The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): The U.S. Government source for information about visas and work requirements
  • H1 Base: A comprehensive resource for U.S. visa information
  • Going Global: An excellent site covering many aspects of the international student experience (log in with Penn State ID and password)
  • H-1B Database: A searchable database that international students can use to find companies that have sponsored H-1B visas (information pulled from U.S. Department of Labor information)
  • Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC): A site that provides annual reports including information about companies that have sponsored different kinds of foreign workers and the types of positions those workers have held
  • A site that provides annual information about which employers have petitioned for H-1B visas and permanent residencies

Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032