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
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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A Note to Incoming Students

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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 Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Beyond the Diversity Statement – 5 Takes on Evaluating An Employer’s True Commitment to Racial Inclusion

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In the aftermath of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery (and countless others),  organizations across every industry are putting out announcements about their commitment to diversity and racial justice. However, as a job or internship …

By Claire Klieger
Claire Klieger Senior Associate Director, The College Claire Klieger
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What to Do If Your Company Has Been Silent About George Floyd, Protests, and Racism in America

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As an adjunct professor, Ruchika Tulshyan felt compelled to reach out to her students after the murder of George Floyd. As she drafted an email to send to her students, she was also thinking about how she hadn’t yet heard …

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Pre-health Prep: Shadowing vs. Clinical Volunteering

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Many pre-health students wonder what the difference is between shadowing and clinical volunteering, as well as how much of these experiences they before applying to professional school.  Here’s a quick take:

Shadowing is observing a medical professional at work in …

By Carol Hagan
Carol Hagan Senior Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Carol Hagan
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Internships for International Grad Students: A Step-By-Step Guide

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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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Tips for International Students: Revamping Your Resume

Tips for International Students: Revamping Your Resume

For international students that have newly arrived here from overseas, congratulations on finishing up your first semester here at Penn. I’m sure it was no small feat to prepare to leave your home for a long duration on your own, …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Career Advisor, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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Making Connections through Informational Interviews

Making Connections through Informational Interviews

What skills should I develop if I want to be a Data Scientist? What types of projects do marketing interns at Disney work on? What professional organizations, resources, or job boards would help me discover more about working in biotechnology? …

By Emily Barrale
Emily Barrale Data Visualizations & Analytics Manager and Associate Director, The College Emily Barrale
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The art of the thank you note

The art of the thank you note

So you’ve prepped for your interview, scoured Glassdoor for tips, put on your best suit and nailed the interview day. Now what? Interviews are a nerve-wracking experience and often we are so wrapped up in getting ready for it and …

By Jingy Yen
Jingy Yen Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad Jingy Yen
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Managing your job search messaging from the conscious to the subconscious

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The career exploration and job search processes are very active, fully-conscious experiences. It is important to be intentional, proactive, and to communicate in very direct ways your career goals to yourself (yes, sometimes you still need convincing too) and others. …

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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