Did you know that Penn State is among the top universities in the country for graduating CEO’s? Do you want to know how you can engage with this competitive pool of talented individuals? Some resources below can help provide an overview of how to get in front of the leaders-of-tomorrow, today. Our team can help match you with the opportunities that make the most sense for your company.
Engage with Penn State Talent

There are so many ways to connect with Penn State students! The Corporate Engagement Center is here to help you figure out which ways make the most sense for your company.

At Penn State we deliver a nationally recognized hybrid recruiting program that includes a strong University-wide Career Services Center in partnership with specialized unit-supported career offices. Because Penn State is such a large institution, employers are encouraged to take a “blended” approach to recruiting, utilizing the services of both the University’s central Career Services office and the unit-supported career offices. The Corporate Engagement Center can connect you to these opportunities.

  • Attending career fairs
  • Posting job or internship opportunities
  • Sharing gig experiences for short-term needs
  • And more!
Student Projects

Sponsoring student projects across the Commonwealth provides a unique opportunity for your company to partner with Penn State to help educate the next generation of problem-solvers. Student projects opportunities exist across the University— from Supply-Chain to Sustainability to Community Design and many more. Check out some examples of past capstone projects from the College of Engineering. Benefits of sponsoring a student project include:

  • Fresh ideas and solutions to real problems
  • Low cost, low risk investigation of “back-burner” ideas
  • Identifying talent for employment
  • Brand visibility on campus
  • Project management experience for junior staff
  • Networking with other companies and Penn State faculty
  • Identifying opportunities for future research projects
Student Engagement Network

The Student Engagement Network focuses on student growth across five unique competencies: multicultural awareness, civic responsibility, ethical leadership, systems thinking, and professional development. Students who participate in engaging learning experiences are shown to make a deeper psychological investment into what they’re learning, incorporate class material into real-world circumstances, and develop critical life skills. Ask our team how you can support and connect with these passionate students across the commonwealth.

Student Groups

Do you want to support women in STEM or the future thought-leaders in artificial intelligence? Engaging with a student organization on campus can put your brand in front of a targeted group of students. With over 1,000 active student organizations, you are sure to find a group at Penn State that matches your talent acquisition priorities.

Penn State Alumni

Whether it’s posting a job through the Nittany Lion Alumni Career Network or gaining visibility through targeted networking programs, you can forge connections to one of the largest alumni bases in the world. Talk to our team to see how you can get in front of Penn State alumni.

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Additional Resources at Penn State

There are so many ways to engage with Penn State! Our team is here to match strategic goals of our corporate partners with those of the University to create lasting holistic relationships.
Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer

Invent Penn State is a $30 million initiative that redefined the University’s land grant mission to include entrepreneurship and innovation programs, tools, and resources that accelerate the movement of great ideas to the marketplace. This coordinated effort spans the University’s 24 campuses, all academic colleges, including the College of Medicine and Penn State Law, and our numerous institutes and centers. Our industry partners can contribute to and benefit from a burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem at Penn State.

Workforce Development

From entry-level to executives, Penn State can be your partner in training your workforce and keeping you competitive in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Ask our team about:


Penn State Alumni Association

Put the power of Penn State to work for your company! Penn State’s alumni are unparalleled in devotion and loyalty to their alma mater and bringing them together is a unique opportunity for team building within your organization. Their dedication makes the Penn State Alumni Association the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world. Ask us how you can make the most of your Penn Staters’ enthusiasm.

  • Create networking opportunities with your Penn State Alumni
  • Recruit top-tier talent with the help of your Penn State Alumni
  • Energize your employees around your engagement with Penn State

Below are some commonly asked questions. Please feel free to contact us with further questions any time.
  • What are Penn State’s recruitment and employment guidelines?

    Penn State’s policies and best practices are adapted from National Association for Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals. You can read more about our policies at the Career Services website or by downloading this pdf.

  • What does it mean to have a “blended” approach to recruiting at Penn State?

    The Corporate Engagement Center, in partnership with University Career Services, can help you create a customized plan for engaging with our students. At Penn State, we have a nationally recognized hybrid program that blends a strong, centralized Career Services Center for big-picture, University-wide recruiting with college-, campus-, and program-specific career services that provide more specialized and targeted opportunities. Penn State is a complex institution with a lot of different options for engaging with students. The Corporate Engagement Center can work with you to understand what your workforce and recruiting objectives are and match you to the best opportunities to achieve your goals.

  • How can I build brand awareness and motivate top-tier talent to engage with my company?

    The Corporate Engagement Center can work with our corporate partners to develop a plan for building your brand on campus. Whether you are trying to encourage faculty partnerships or build a diverse talent pipeline, the Corporate Engagement Center can work with you to understand your mission and help develop a strategic plan for the best return on your investment.