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
As an MBA graduate from Great Valley and a Penn State undergraduate alum, I cannot stress enough how important the Career Management Services office is and how it has helped me with my career. With the help of Karen Carli, I have had found many opportunities and even landed internships and jobs with Karen's help. It wouldn't be exaggerating for me to say that Karen has helped me from an undergraduate student who barely know what is expected in the job market, or even in my resume, to a successful MBA candidate with full knowledge of career searches. Karen and the Career Management Services have always been here for me from my very first day at Penn State until after I graduated. I would dedicate my career search effort to the team, especially for Karen Carli.