Career Week Recap

It’s already been about a month since Career Week, when the Career Center hosted 8 events, including 4 new ones! Roughly 1,000 students attended events throughout the entire week and we even got Hooter the Owl to update his LinkedIn photo!


The Job and Internship Fair also held free LinkedIn head-shots…but the Career Center still offers them every day!

The Job & Internship fair filled the Student Pavilion with 111 employers with over 500 students alone attending the fair. Students, in professional dress of course, were able to meet with employers in their field and give them their resumes, create connections, and apply for jobs and internships.

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Did you miss the fair? Don’t worry, there’s another one in the Spring! But, if you’re wondering whether or not it’s something you should attend, here are some helpful insights from other students who attended:

“It’s an invaluable experience not only to meet potential employers but to prepare yourself professionally for networking opportunities.”

“It is a great way to for one to begin reaching their goal, by putting their best foot out into the threshold of opportunity.”



Hooter’s finally getting a real job after networking with humans at the Job & Internship Fair.

A common theme of feedback from students seemed to emphasize the importance of networking and “getting your foot in the door.” And we agree! These career fairs are amazing for providing contact information to potential employers and potentially even landing a job! Unless you’ve found a way to pay for rent and food using diamond dollars for eternity, we’re all going to need one of those eventually.

If you want to see a rather large owl interact with business-y humans, watch this video of Hooter making his professional debut at the fair.

If Hooter can make his way to Career Center events, so can you! Check out our upcoming events here and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates!

Here’s a list of all Career Week events, and make sure you stay tuned for information about Career Week in the Spring:

  • Career Fair Prep
  • Careers Beyond the Cash Register
  • Career Week Kickoff
  • Discover Your Options
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Resume Review Event– 2 Days
  • Federal Job Search Workshop & Panel
  • University-Wide Job and Internship Fair

Twitter: @templecareers
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By: Emily Street
Communications and Design Intern
Temple University Career Center
Junior Advertising Major

Government Day on October 4

The Career Center is proud to present Government Day on Tuesday, October 4! Government Day includes some great opportunities for Temple students to learn about the process of applying for jobs with the federal government, as well as the chance to hear from and meet with representatives from government agencies. Various employer meetups on October 4 provide you with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with agencies that are interested in hiring Temple students! If you have interest in pursuing an internship or job with a federal agency, you will want to take advantage of Government Day on October 4!


Government Day Events

Federal Job Search Workshop and Employer Panel
Tuesday, October 4; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Mitten Hall, Room 250
Learn about applying for federal jobs and network with attending government agencies.

Employer Meetup: Department of Health and Human Services
Tuesday, October 4; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Mitten Hall, Room 250

Employer Meetup: The Public Defender Service of D.C.
Tuesday, October 4; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 821 (Women’s Studies Lounge)

Employer Meetup: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Tuesday, October 4; 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Ritter Hall, Walk Auditorium

Employer Meetup: The FBI
Tuesday, October 4; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in Ritter Hall Annex, Kiva Auditorium

View these employer meetups in the OwlNetwork to RSVP.

Job Opportunities Abound With Federal Government Agencies


When most students hear about opportunities with the federal government they probably assume they are limited to law enforcement or politics, but there are hundreds of federal agencies posting jobs on including the National Park Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Reserve System, and many, many more! On any given day there are over 400 new jobs AND internships posted on the Federal Government’s Office of Personnel Management webpage – – that Temple students and alumni of all majors can apply to.

Former federal agent and current Criminal Justice Instructor Joe Alkus commonly shares highlighted opportunities on Twitter, and you can follow him here. Regarding students submitting resumes through, he says, “What students need to be aware of is that the traditional bullet style, one-page resume won’t score high enough to make the qualifications requirements. Students need to amend their resumes into a text based format which includes the key terms used from the job description as well as capture information from their experiences which relate to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for the federal job they are seeking.”

Click here to view a PDF of Joe’s presentation on applying to a position with a federal agency. Career Center coaches have all been trained on assisting students with applications for positions with federal agencies. Temple students that have any questions or would like any assistance are invited to make an appointment.

March Panel & Networking Events

No matter what your field of study or what you are interested in career-wise, the Career Center and its partners across the universities have events that are suited for you!

come as you are flyer

Come As You Are: LGBTQ Professional Networking Series
Wednesday, March 16; 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
SERC Balcony
View this event in the OwlNetwork »

Art & Business Networking Event
Wednesday, March 23; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Architecture Building – Tyler School of Art, Room 104
View this event in the OwlNetwork »

Career Talks Music Production and Performance Flyer w bios

Career Talks: Music Production and Performance
Wednesday, March 23; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Owl Cove, Mitten Hall
View this event in the OwlNetwork »

engineering career talks flyer with bios

Career Talks: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, and Medical Device Industry
Thursday, March 24; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SERC – Room 108A
View this event in the OwlNetwork »

student alumni flyer draft 3.3

Student & Alumni Networking Night
Tuesday, March 29; 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Great Court, Mitten Hall
For more information and to RSVP »