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The Center for Experiential and Developmental Education (CEDE) at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus offers a number of programs and services to assist students in their academic and career planning. Some of these services include:

  • Career counseling
  • Resume review
  • Mock interviewing
  • Career development workshops
  • Career guidance testing
  • Job referrals
  • Service-learning project development 

CEDE offers individual career counseling that can help students explore careers related to various majors and issues related to career planning. Throughout each semester, workshops are offered on resume preparation, interview skills, mock interviewing, and more. The Center also posts job vacancies on a job board in the Eberly Building and on the Center for Experiential and Developmental Education Group site on ANGEL.

The Center also works with employers to advertise employment and internship opportunities, host on-campus interviewing, and more. The following is a brief list of services that are currently offered: 

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Nittany Lion Career Network (online job & internship system)
  • Career and Internship Fairs
  • On-Campus Recruiting (information sessions/tables)
  • Employer & Student Events

"A dream will be just that a dream...until you wake up, go out and fight for it." -- Anonymous

Career Challenge DayCareer Challenge Day at Carmichaels High School 2012

When did you create your last career plan? What if you had the chance to meet with someone who is achieving the goal you have?

What if you “really knew” what it took to get to the top? Based on the premise of MTV’s hit show, “If You Really Knew Me…,”

Penn State Fayette launched Career Challenge Day (CCD) in six local high schools during the 2010-2011 academic year.

During CCD, high school students work in informal, informational “pods” facilitated by CCD Mentors (university students). Within each pod, students will discover career options by participating in activities and meeting with faculty, staff, students, employers and Penn State Alumni.

The goal of Career Challenge Day is to implement a proactive approach for the successful matriculation of students through college via active participation career development.

Career Challenge Day is an optimal chance for students to interactively engage with their peers, college students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers in an informal setting. So often we as educators present Career Development information in a lecture setting, that we forget what it felt like to be unsure or unaware of the opportunities available to us.  Learning about ourselves through the experiences of our “past” (employers, mentors, alumni) is the best way to celebrate our “future!” The best way for students to get to their next destination is to ask directions!

CCD WinnersNational Recognition

On January 31, 2012, project coordinators Scott Nemeth and Gina Jones with assistance from Michael Jones (campus career counselor) presented best practices of Career Challenge Day at the 2012 Careers Convergence (national conference) in Madison, Wisconsin. At the conference, the team was presented with a Showcase Award Program for their ingenious and innovative approach to career development.


For more information about Career Challenge Day or to hear testimonials from guidance counselors and students, please visit http://prezi.com/byhioye16im6/example/.

Schedule CCD for your School

To schedule CCD for your high school or middle school, please call 724-430-4127 or email us at cede@psu.edu.


Please note: Unless otherwise stated, all events and services are for students and alumni of Penn State University only.