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Fall Engineering Networking Reception

September 21, 2021
6:00–8:30 p.m. (ET)
Presidents Hall, The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

The Fall Engineering Networking Reception is a great opportunity to start building your professional network! All engineering students are welcome. There is no fee for students to participate.

Attire is business professional

To prepare for this event:

  • Research participating employers of interest by looking at their websites and social media. 
  • Practice your 30-second introduction/elevator pitch—including your name, student status (first-year, graduating student, etc.), major and minor, professional interests and goals, and reasons for interest in the company—so you are ready to make the right first impression on recruiters.
  • Prepare an up-to-date résumé. Take 8–10 printed copies with you in case an employer you are interested in requests one.

The Penn Stater can be reached via the free Red Link CATA service; stops include West Campus (EES Building), Pattee Library, and East Halls. We have request additional buses, which will pick up riders every 10 minutes starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the venue by bus, so please plan ahead if you are using this service.

For students who prefer to drive to the Penn Stater, parking is available and free. 

See the participating employer table location planogram [PDF] to find employers at the venue. A few paper planograms will be available at the event for students who are unable to access PDF documents.

COVID-19 Information

At this time, Penn State is requiring all students, faculty, staff, and visitors—including those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated—to wear masks indoors at all campuses. Universal masking is required in all classrooms—regardless of size—as well as in meeting rooms, common areas in residence halls, and at any indoor events. Disposable masks will be available at this event, if needed. 

We are also implementing or recommending other actions to help mitigate transmission of the coronavirus at this and other in-person events:

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be be available in different locations at the venue. We also recommend that participants bring their own sanitizing gels or wipes if possible.
  • We discourage handshaking to limit physical contact. Instead, we recommend addressing other event participants with a wave or a verbal greeting.
  • We discourage distribution of paper handouts and other giveaway items. While we encourage students to bring paper copies of their résumés in case they are requested, we are also recommending that students and employers alike share information electronically to the degree possible.

Your presence at this program, event, or activity indicates your agreement to adhere to all University policies, including health and safety policies, and your acknowledgement that you are voluntarily participating in this program, event, or activity. You further acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and assume any and all risk of exposure to or infection by it or any variant thereof, including, without limitation, personal injury, illness, severe complications, permanent disability, and/or death.

See the Penn State Coronavirus Information website for the latest health and safety updates.


Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032