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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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Braden Ross

Hosted by Penn Libraries—Academic Engagement 

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 networking opportunities with …

By Alison Howard
Alison Howard Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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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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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Amy E. Guillote

Hosted by the Penn Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CETLI)

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 …

By Alison Howard
Alison Howard Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Amanda Lee

Hosted by Clarion | A Lumanity Business

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 networking opportunities …

By Alison Howard
Alison Howard Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Alexandra Casison

Hosted by Penn’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program

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 …

By Alison Howard
Alison Howard Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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My experience with the Career Exploration Fellowship for PhD students

Written by:
Roseanne Dávila-Rivera (she/her) 
Ph.D. Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics 
Ph.D. Professionalism Fellow 2023-2024, Career Services 

When I was in college, I used to go to the office of my Chemistry professor, Dr. Carlos R. Ruiz-Martinez, to receive advice …

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Julia Noll

Hosted by Merck

Describe your experience working with your host. 

Dr. Marla Watts, from Merck’s Quantitative Biosciences Division, served as my host throughout my fellowship. Marla’s dedication and active involvement were truly remarkable. Right at the start of the program, …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Associate Director, Graduate Students
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Julia Tasca

(Hosted by Janssen)

Describe your experience working with your host:

My host was Dr. Sheng Gao, the Director of Immunology Translational Sciences at Janssen Pharmaceuticals. I am extremely fortunate to have been paired with an attentive, knowledgeable, and caring host …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Associate Director, Graduate Students
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Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Kelly Fagan

Hosted by Janssen

Describe your experience working with your host.

I was hosted by Janssen’s Immunology Translational Sciences with Dr. Sheng Gao. I met with Sheng one on one every 2 weeks and he set up various informational interviews based …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Associate Director, Graduate Students
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Hannah Loo

Hosted by LRSM

Dr. Ashley Wallace was a phenomenal host who from the get-go made it clear that she was here to support me in whatever capacity would be most helpful. She offered opportunities to get involved in the outreach …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Associate Director, Graduate Students
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