Boot Camp Series for Current & Incoming Master’s Students – How Hiring Works in North America

Are you a current or incoming master’s student ready to plan for the upcoming year? Are you already thinking about internships and full-time jobs and how to stand out in a competitive job market?

If so, this boot camp series …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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So you received an offer? Don’t rush your decision!

Scenario: You’ve been offered a job opportunity. That’s fantastic news and a testament to your hard work and dedication. Plus, you can finally stop worrying about what you’ll do this summer or after graduation, so it feels great to just …

By Anne Dickinson
Anne Dickinson Senior Associate Director, The College
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Learning to Develop a Research Project at PCSSM

Lotus Kaufman, COL ‘ 24, Los Angeles, CA

This summer I had the pleasure of doing research for the newly founded Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media (PCSSM).  Throughout my academic journey this far, I have been attempting …

By Career Services
Career Services
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A Summer at Topos Partnership

Naomi Zucker, PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology

This summer, I was fortunate to work as an intern at Topos Partnership, a public opinion/strategic advising research consultancy that draws on social scientific methods (especially linguistics and anthropology) to explore (and help …

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Career Services
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Summer at Westward Productions

Megan Striff-Cave, COL ’23, West Hartford, CT

This summer, I worked as a Development Intern for Westward Productions, a production company based in Brooklyn. Working in development essentially means that I was focusing on the initial stages of projects for …

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Career Services
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Send Alerts, Save Lives: Propelling Emergency Alerting Further with FEMA

Jayden Huynh-Vuong, WH ’25, Glen Allen, VA

You’re sitting on your couch with a bag of chips (hopefully, kettle-cooked), trying to catch up on your favorite Netflix show, when you hear booming, vehement alarms coming from your phone. It causes …

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Career Services
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My Summer at Braithwaite Communications

Kate Ratner, COL ’25, Philadelphia, PA

This summer, I worked as a Public Relations intern at Braithwaite Communications in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Braithwaite is a boutique PR firm that represents clients in several industries such as pharmaceuticals, financial services, food production, …

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Career Services
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A Summer With The Pioneer In Nutritional Psychiatry

Vina Tran, COL ’25, Lawndale, CA

Nutritional psychiatry is a rapidly rising field of research that has so much potential in shaping brain health. Ever since indulging in Dr. Uma Naidoo’s book This is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable …

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Career Services
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Play Ball: My Summer with MLB

Emma Segerman, WH ’24, Bexley, OH

This summer, I found myself at times in a dugout in San Diego, and others running through a hospital in Manhattan. I worked as a Baseball Operations intern for Major League Baseball, concentrating in …

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Career Services
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Hannah Kolev (Hosted by SteegeThomson Communications)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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