Hear from Recruiters and Hiring Managers at the PhD Job Search Prep Camp

As we’re looking forward to the Job Search Prep Camp for PhDs in the Humanities & Social Sciences taking place virtually in the mornings from Monday, June 7 to Thursday, June 10, we’re especially excited to highlight two programs where PhDs and postdocs can hear directly from recruiters and hiring managers. Ever wonder how employers read resumes and cover letters? What do they look for when they’re reviewing job candidates? How much time do they spend reading job documents? What makes job candidates stand out? How do they interface with applicant tracking systems? What happens after you submit your job application online? On Day 2 of the Prep Camp, you can hear answers to these questions and many more!

Join us on Tuesday, June 8 from 10am – 10:45am for a presentation on Reviewing Job Candidates from a Hiring Manager’s Perspective from Ellen Owens, Merle-Smith Director of Learning and Public Engagement at Penn Museum, who will share her experience of how she views, reads, and assesses job candidates for a range of roles in her division at the Penn Museum.

On the same day, from 11am – 12pm, we’ll have a Hiring Manager and Recruiter Panel Discussion featuring seasoned HR professionals and recruiters from the worlds of consulting, higher education, and tech:

  • Britney Fields, Manager of Recruiting Operations, Advanced Professional Degrees (North America) at McKinsey & Company
  • Nicole Torsella Harris, SPHR, Director, Talent Acquisition and Executive Recruitment at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Evgenia Shnayder Shoop, Recruiting Manager at ClassDojo (Penn History MA ’16)

Our panelists will describe their roles in recruiting and HR and share best practices and advice for job applicants. Please register for these events and all of our Prep Camp programs in Handshake. We look forward to seeing you the week of June 7th!

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs