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IUP Career Development Center Open House

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On Wednesday, September 19 the IUP Career Development Center will hold our annual open house in Pratt Hall from 1:30-4:00 pm.  This event is intended to introduce the IUP community to all that the CDC offers to assist them with their career management issues, allow students, faculty and staff to meet our staff, and provide a good time for all.

In addition to lots of valuable information, there will be food and prizes, and, of course, candy!  

Please don't hesitate to contact Deb Stanley at if you have any questions about this event. 

Jobs In Publishing: Matching Degree to Job and Internships

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Publishing is an apprenticeship industry, meaning that much of what a publishing professional needs to know will be learned on the job. Often, industry knowledge learned in one department is useful throughout the publishing house?allowing the opportunity to move between departments. But where to start? Put together with the help of several human resource experts, this guide to matching your college major with the appropriate publishing departments is a great way to determine your first steps.

Internship Resource

If you're still working on your degree, an internship may be the perfect way to experience the inner-workings of the publishing industry. Some are paid, many offer college credit, and all provide invaluable knowledge that may help you get your foot in the door when it is time to look for a full-time job.

Call for English Papers - EAPSU Spring Undergraduate Conference 2012

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Conference Date: April 7, 2012

Submit proposals to:
Dr. Todd Williams
Kutztown University of PA
205 Lytle Hall

Deadline for Proposals: February 14, 2012 (Additional information available at the EAPSU website:

We invite papers from undergraduate students related to the field of English, including but not limited to literature, creative writing, critical analyses, theoretical approaches, English and technology, or new forms of collaboration between English and other fields.

The Call for Papers is available here: Call for Papers

The Conference Registration Form is available here: Spring 2012 Conference Registration

Additional details, such as a conference schedule and hotel information, will be posted as they become available.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      5:00 - 7:00PM


Panel and networking session at BNY Mellon, 500 Grant Street, 3rd

Floor Customer Reception Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


RSVP required by February 10th through Zoomerang invite -


Bus Transportation will be provided - sign ups available in the Career Development Center.  Students riding the bus will board between 2:45-3:00 p.m. in front of the Co-Op Store parking lot entrance, with the bus leaving promptly at 3:00 p.m.  Students must register for the bus in 302 Pratt Hall and provide a $25 refundable deposit to hold their seat.  The deposit will be refunded during the return trip to IUP. 

Please bring a valid photo i.d. on the day of the event.  Dress is business casual (i.e. men: khakis and a button-down shirt, women: slacks or a skirt and blouse).

Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors

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Hello! My name is Lauren Bailey. I'm the student director of FUSE (the Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors) at Susquehanna University. FUSE will host a national caucus on February 4, timed to correspond with AWP's conference in Washington, DC, and it is my hope that student editors and faculty advisors from your institution will attend.

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

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Former Cook Honors College student Matthew Browe is currently pursuing an engineering degree that is fully funded by a Department of Defence SMART Scholarship at Penn State.  He raved about this program during a recent visit and wants all CHC STEM students to consider applying.  It is highly competitive but achievable as evidenced by his success.  Contact Kevin Berezansky (  if you are interested in talking with Matt about his experience with SMART.

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is part of a highly concentrated effort to improve the flow of new, highly skilled technical labor into the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. SMART Scholars are awarded an annual stipend, full tuition, required fees, health insurance, and a $1000 book allowance per year. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense. The program is intended for citizens of the United States; students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of award. Application opens August 1st and the deadline is December 1st.

Web site:

Pittsburgh Federal Career Day 2010 - November 16, 2010

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Are you thinking about a possible career in Government? Want to learn more about internships, fellowships, full time employment and more? If so, then please join us for the 9th Annual Pittsburgh Federal Career Fair ( with more than 60 federal, state and local government agencies represented. This event features:

a. a job fair
b. keynote speaker,
c. breakout workshops on the job-search process
d. information sessions by select federal, state and city agencies

Duquesne University will be hosting the Federal Career Day 2010 on 
Tuesday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Power Center (Student Union-Fourth Floor) Ballroom, on the corner of Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square.  This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. 

Students can register to attend at,
but pre-registration is not required.  In addition to these events, please consider applying for a seat for our Networking Breakfast:

Networking Breakfast
This exclusive event will provide you the opportunity to have breakfast with top representatives from government agencies from around the country.  The breakfast begins at 9 a.m.  Seats for this extraordinary event are limited, so apply early.

To Apply:
Send a 1 - 2 paragraph statement of interesting including your areas of interest and why you would like to pursue a career in federal, state or local government.

a. Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University Students:  Please contact your respective Career Services Department to determine where to send your application.

b. All other interested parties, please send your letter to Michelle Boehm at

c. Registration for the Networking Breakfast will be open to Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and University of Pittsburgh students until October 29, after which time all interested parties may apply.

Who will attend the Breakfast?
Government recruiters from federal, state and city agencies from across  the U.S. and over 150 student leaders from Pittsburgh's top universities and graduate schools.

Federal Career Day Sponsors include: Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh. This event would not be possible without the generous support of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, The Partnership for Public Service, the U.S.DOE- National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board.

Funds Available for Undergraduates to Present Research

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Message from Dr. Hilliary Creely, Assistant Dean for Research:
Funds are availabile to undergraduate students who want to present their research, scholarship, and creative works at professional conferences.  Currently enrolled undergraduate students may apply for up to a total of $500 in funding for travel which occurs before June 30, 2011. 
You are encouraged to apply early in the academic year for these funds.  
For the guidelines and application, please see:

Fall 2010 WestPACS Job & Internship Fair

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Largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region for college students and alumni.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
10am - 3pm
Monroeville Convention Center
Monroeville, PA


Employer Registration - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Student Registration CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Check out the Fall 2010 
Online Employer Directory! 

POST JOBS  -  Click here to post a job/internship to

ALL 44 WestPACS member schools!


IUP's 24th Annual Law School Fair

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Thurs., October 21, 2010

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

HUB Ohio Room

Representatives from several law schools will be on hand to share information about their programs and to answer questions about the admissions process.

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