An Update on Career Services for Fall 2020

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It has been a challenging few months for all of us given the COVID 19 pandemic and the social distancing measures we have taken. We hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy as we move into the …

By Barbara Hewitt
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Succeeding in Your Internship This Summer

Succeeding in Your Internship This Summer

Working in a remote internship in the current economic environment may seem daunting.  Here are a few ideas to make a great impression during your summer internship:

Maintain a positive attitude.  Show your eagerness and enthusiasm to contribute and learn.  …

By David Ross
David Ross Senior Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad David Ross
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Nathan Frey, Merck — Quantitative Biosciences

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In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

By Helen Pho
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Resume Reviews

Resume Reviews

As we are now at the mid-point of the summer, it’s the perfect time to have your resume or CV reviewed by an advisor in Career Services.  A resume serves as a summary of your skills, experiences, and qualifications.  We …

By Marianne Lipa
Marianne Lipa Career Advisor, Graduate Students & Postdocs Marianne Lipa
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Navigating Career Pivots for PhDs

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Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace | Tips for Starting a DEI Committee

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is becoming an increasingly valued part of the workplace conversation. As a result, many mission-driven organizations are signaling their desire to institutionalize workplace DEI practices by launching a staff-led taskforce, working groups, and committees.

Perhaps …

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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Anna Todd, Online Learning Initiative (OLI)

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In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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STEM Postdocs in Industry – Online Q&A

STEM Postdocs in Industry - Online Q&A

On June 25th, Career Services hosted an Ph.D. alum for an online Q&A on postdocs in industry.  She shared her experiences first as a postdoc, and now as a scientist, with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.  Below is a snapshot of the advice …

By Dianne Hull
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How PhDs can keep their options open

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Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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A Defining Year for NTD and WASH Collaboration

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This article is by Kelly Bridges (COL ’16) and originally appeared on the Water Center at Penn blog.

2020 has been dubbed by many in global health as the Year of Neglected Tropical Diseases, or NTDs. Ringing in this momentous …

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