ATTENTION Incoming Students!

We’ve been hearing a lot from incoming Penn students – undergrads, grad students, and transfer students alike! We share your enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting and working with you in the fall!

Incoming students served by our office …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Associate Director, Communications & Technology
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My Summer with Archaea

Felicitas Tananibe, COL ’26, Philadelphia, PA

During my spring semester of last year, I knew I had to work in a research lab. For the longest time, I had the dreamt of being surrounded by microscopes, algar plates, and pipettes. …

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A Door into the World of International Organizations: A Summer of Learning and Discovery

Euel Kebebew, COL ’25, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to work alongside Dr. Julia Gray on her research about international organizations (IOs). These organizations, often operating behind the scenes, play a significant role in global …

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The Job Search is a lot like….baseball?

Ah…failure! Nothing like reading about failure during your day! The job search is a LOT like baseball. If you may or may not be familiar with baseball, it is certainly a sport of failure. A .333 batting average has been …

By Dustin Miller
Dustin Miller Associate Director, Engineering
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My Nonprofit Consulting Summer Internship with Charity Brands

Chaily Derecskey, COL ’25, Wilmington, DE

This summer, my Penn Career Services funding award allowed me to complete an internship at Charity Brands, a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit fundraising.  During my internship, I gained valuable entry-level experience in the …

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Research in Cognitive Science

Petros Kaklamanis, COL ’24, Athens, Greece

During the summer I worked as an intern at the Computational Communicative Development Lab (CoCoDev) which is part of the Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France).

As an intern at the Computational Communicative Development Lab, I …

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Career Services
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Career Advice I Wish I’d Known Sooner  

While this blog will not be published until July, commencement is only a few days away at the time of writing. Commencement has me reflecting on my own winding career path, and remembering how it can be scary (but also …

By Megan Chambers
Megan Chambers Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Arielle Hardy

Hosted by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

This summer, we will be featuring blog posts written by PhD students who participated in Career Services’ Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF), a program that helps doctoral candidates explore their career interests through …

By Alison Howard
Alison Howard Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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My Summer at the AARC

Jonathan Lamothe, WH ’25, Pennsauken, NJ

This summer I had the opportunity to work with the team at the African American Resource Center (AARC) at Penn. The AARC is a valuable resource for both the Philadelphia and University of Penn …

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Experiencing the Inner-Workings of City Government

Joella Byerley, COL ’24, Easton, PA

This summer, I had the opportunity to work with the Managing Director’s Office of Health and Human Services (MDO-HHS) for the City of Philadelphia. The department develops strategies for cross-agency collaboration to help improve …

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Understanding the Science behind our Decision-Making Processes

Marcella Soewignjo, COL ’25, Bayside, NY

With an average of 86 billion neurons forming intricate networks, it can be agreed upon that the human brain holds a great deal of cognitive capacity. However, despite the many years of research that …

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Career Services
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