Nittany Lion Careers

Nittany Lion Careers (NLC) is Penn State’s single-system recruiting platform for all students, alumni and employers (including Penn State faculty).

Job Posting Requirements

All jobs posted in Nittany Lion Careers must include:

  • Desired or required major(s) and degree level(s)
  • Job location (i.e., on-campus or virtual)
  • Job timeframe, including start and end dates if internship or co-op position
  • Number of hours per week
  • Citizenship requirements (if any)
  • Detailed description of the required work or projects; job descriptions for internships and co-ops should also 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

How To Post Jobs

Nittany Lion Careers is free to use; however, you must register for an employer account before you can post jobs in your department, lab, or research center.

If you already have an account, sign in (select Employers).

If you don’t have an account:

  • Go to the Nittany Lion Careers website and select Employers.
  • Select the Sign Up button on the right side of the login screen.
  • Complete the requested information—required elements will be denoted by a red asterisk (*)—and select Submit. Your registration 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 into 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.
  • Complete all sections within the Account tab, and provide information about your department, lab, or center in the Profile tab.

Your account is now ready and you can post positions under the Jobs tab.

Ethics and the Hiring Process

Faculty and staff members who are hiring or otherwise supporting students and graduate in their search for internships, co-ops, or full-time employment need to be aware of potential ethical (or legal) issues that can arise around issues like referring job candidates, promoting fair hiring practices, and providing equal opportunity.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, provides a set of ethical standards for guiding job and internship searches and the hiring process. See NACE's A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring for more information.


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032