I feel quite excited about stepping into the professional world, but leaving Great Valley has been a little sad. The Great Valley staff was amazing and helped me navigate through the degree. Personally, Penn State Global Engagement and Leadership Experience was a great experience where I made some amazing friends for a lifetime. Professionally, being in the LaunchBox Student Startup Project was my best experience. I edited videos, created content, and hosted some cool podcasts which will be released later. Therefore, it was the most joyous and amazing experience.
Utkarsh Singh, Masters Of Engineering Management, 2022
I had an enriching experience at Penn State Great Valley. It was a mix of classroom knowledge along with the real-world implementation at the Nittany AI Challenge 2022. This university-wide competition gave me the opportunity to connect with bright and driven people who were very helpful and guided us in every possible way towards our victory. The administration and staff from the Great Valley campus were equally helpful and encouraging in this journey.
Akanksha Anand, Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics, 2022
I worked with Career Management Services to find my summer internship. They do a lot of work. They do help you a lot and provide you with résumé advice, interview skills, and even in the first steps of communications, how to communicate to your future employer, and more.
Abay Akhatay, Master of Finance – Financial Data Analytics option, 2022,Financial Analyst,Prepay Nation
Being an international student in the United States to land a career is a journey in itself. I never felt alone in the process from day one, since I received immense help and guidance from the Career Management Services from Lou Lamorte and Karen Carli. In the beginning semesters, Lou and I worked more on highlighting my strengths in my resume and LinkedIn profile, and in the final semesters, I got a chance to work with Karen Carli on career transitions. Both Lou and Karen dedicated a lot of review sessions for me. Karen was helping me out through email even after my graduation and met on Zoom during the pandemic. Karen gave a lot of hope, guidance, and resources to help me keep on. I am also thankful for Nittany Lion Careers and the alumni network. I was contacted through LinkedIn for my current role at EY!
Arthi Vasudevan, Engineering Management, 2019,Senior technology consultant, Ernst & Young
I would definitely give all the credit [for finding a job] to Karen [Carli], the career counselor at Great Valley. I was very afraid [of entering the workforce during the pandemic] because of all the changes. I reached out to her and we were looking at the Nittany Lion Careers website. She actually taught me how to use that website and how to search for jobs there. … She is the best. She helps you. … She was the emotional support. She was there to let me know, ‘Just hang in there. You’ll be fine.’
Anshul Sarvate, Data Analytics, 2020,Data and analytics senior, Ernst & Young