Global Careers Institute

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Penn State Global and Career Services are joining forces to host the Penn State Global Careers Institute -a professional development program designed to help Penn State’s international and domestic undergraduate and graduate students prepare for career success in the global marketplace.

The Institute Conference will be held on March 17th and 18th at the Smeal Business Building at University Park campus. Featured speakers will include prominent Penn State alumni from a wide range of business and industry around the world. Students will have the opportunity to network with alumni and speakers throughout the weekend event.

Participation in the Institute is competitive and by application only. The deadline for application for the Institute is December 11th. Students may click here to apply.

All students invited to participate in the Institute are required to complete online modules prior to attending the March conference.

The Global Careers Institute includes a suite of online courses comprised of five modules. All participants will be required to take these three online learning modules:

  • Global Careers Institute Orientation
  • Career Resources and Opportunities
  • Resumes and Employment Communications

International students will be required to complete two additional modules:

  • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT

Featured Presenters and Speakers: To be Announced 

  • Dr. Ken Graham, strategy, leadership, and change consultant, member of the Penn State Global Advisory Council 
  • Jamie Klingler, writer, activist, speaker and co-founder of Reclaim These Streets, London 
  • Eduardo Cordova, founder at Neon4Business, G20 Young Global Changer, El Salvador & London
  • Jonas Larsson, CEO at Future Wrk Ventures, Sweden

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 11th, 2022

Students notified of admission status: TBD

Online modules will be assigned on TBD.

Deadline to complete online modules: TBD.

Apply now to start preparing for your global career success:

For more information about Penn State’s Global Careers Institute, contact the Global Outreach team at