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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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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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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Addressing Homelessness in Philadelphia

Allison Mi, SEAS & WH ’26, State College, PA

If I asked you to describe Philadelphia, maybe many words would come to mind, or maybe none at all. Maybe some positive, and maybe some negative. But for me, I would …

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A Small Country With a Big Heart: Bangladeshi BRAC’s Rohingya Refugee Initiative

Areebah Ahmed, COL ’26, Dallas, TX

This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to travel over 8,000 miles to my mother country, Bangladesh. Over the time I was there, I traveled back and forth between Dhaka, where my mother is …

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Supporting Refugees and Asylees in Philadelphia – My Summer at Nationalities Service Center 

Kelly Zayago, GSE Masters in Intercultural Communication, 2024

On May 9, 2023, I stepped into the elevator of a historic manufacturing building in Chinatown and pressed the button for the fourth floor, unsure what to expect of a refugee resettlement …

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My Summer at Atmashakti Trust

Sparsh Maheshwari, SP2 Masters in Social Policy & Data Analytics, 2024

This summer, I interned with Atmashakti Trust, an Indian nonprofit dedicated to assisting vulnerable and marginalized populations across Odisha and other parts of the country. This internship helped me …

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A Community-Driven Reinvention of the Corner Store: Protesting America’s Broken Food System

Melissa Nong, COL ’24, Quakertown, PA

What does a just and equitable food system look like? And how do we create a dignified and community-driven access point to nutrition for our neighbors? These two questions were the core of my …

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Reflecting on a Summer of NGO Work

Albena Ruseva, COL ’24, Sofia, Bulgaria

This past summer, I had the rare opportunity to intern at “Center for Humane Policy”, a non-governmental organization, whose main goal is to assist active drug and alcohol users in their day to day …

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Exploring Urban Education

Abdul-Rakeem Yakubu, COL ’23. Mooresville, NC

Coming into the summer, my main goal was to get more in person experience with k12 students and develop my independent project for the year. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 spiking again this summer I wasn’t …

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Understanding Health Systems in Pittsburgh

Luisa Fernandez, COL ’23, Philadelphia, PA

This summer I spent eight weeks working as a Research Assistant at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was part of their Student Summer Internship Program and was one of 8 …

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