Posting Jobs in Nittany Lion Careers

Nittany Lion Careers is a free online job posting system that employers can use to advertise internship, co-op, and full-time positions to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors at all Penn State campuses. All job descriptions are reviewed and approved by career staff before they become visible to students.

You can also use Nittany Lion Careers to arrange interviews for on-campus recruiting.

Create Your Account

All employers using Nittany Lion Careers are expected to have functioning organizational websites, verifiable business addresses, and recruiter email addresses that match their organizational website domains.

To create an account:

  • Go to the Nittany Lion Careers login site and select Employers
  • On the right side of the login screen, you can either Sign Up (if you just want to create your profile) or Sign Up and Post Job (if you have positions ready to post).
  • Complete the requested information and submit.

Your account request will be reviewed and approved by our staff, usually within 1–2 business days. Once approved, you will receive an email verification message, which will include a unique password that will allow you to log in to the system. Upon your initial login, you will have the option to change the password to something that is easier for you to remember via the Account tab. You will post jobs under the Jobs tab.

Job Posting Requirements and Recommendations

Before submitting any posting, you must create a detailed job description that includes:

  • Detailed information about what the position entails
  • Location of the position, including city and state or country if work will be done on-site
  • Eligible major(s)
  • Citizenship requirements (if any)
  • Housing information (e.g., whether or not housing assistance is provided)

Internship and co-op postings must also include information about the timeframe for the positions. In general, internship and co-op participants must work 20–40 hours per week at their job locations for 12–15 weeks in either the fall or spring semesters or 10–12 weeks in the summer. If you are offering very short-term positions (less than 10 weeks in duration or fewer than 20 hours per week), this information should be clear in the postings.

Since internship and co-op positions are meant to complement and enhance students' engineering education, we recommend that internship and co-op incorporate the following skills sets and learning objectives for students:

  • Ability to understand, simulate, and design products, materials, facilities, processes, systems, and/or work environments
  • Ability to conduct experimentation and testing to collect, analyze, and interpret data in order to make sound decisions through modeling and quantitative analysis
  • Assumption of increasing levels of responsibility in project, personnel, and budget management
  • Effective work and leadership on international, multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, in recognition of the global, societal, and ethical contexts of engineering work
  • Effective presentation of work and ideas through strong oral and written communications that demonstrate independent learning

If you have questions about posting jobs, contact us.


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032