Welcome to Spring 2021!  Updates from Career Services

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It’s wonderful that we will have more students back in Philadelphia this spring.  We hope that with the vaccines more readily available our staff will be fully back on campus by the summer or fall. In the meantime, we wanted …

By Barbara Hewitt
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12 Types of Workplace Discrimination | An Employee Guide

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In 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that over 80,000 workplace discrimination charges were filed, resulting in a staggering $400 million in compensation for victims. The Commission defines and prohibits 12 types of discrimination that affect any …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Job Seeker, Change Agent

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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
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4 Career Lessons from Janelle Monáe

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The multitalented singer, songwriter, actor, performer, producer, and activist Janelle Monáe has had a busy quarantine. In addition to fighting food insecurity amid the Covid-19 pandemic and starring in the second season of Amazon’s Homecoming, the eight-time Grammy-nominated artist was …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Practical Advice for Transgender and Nonbinary Folks Navigating the Job Search

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Transgender Awareness Week

The job search can be stressful for anyone. You have to find a company you like offering a position you’re qualified for (and will hopefully enjoy!), and then you have to submit your application, reach out to …

By S.E. Fleenor - The Muse
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How Lisa Transitioned at Work, Making It Safer for Others to do the Same

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Transgender Awareness Week

Note from the Idealist editor: This post is a republication of a story that we shared with our community in 2014

From as early as preschool, Lisa Richardson always felt more comfortable being grouped with girls and …

By Celeste Hamilton Dennis - Idealist Careers
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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

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You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your new co-workers, you want to make the best first impression …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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A Rare Opportunity

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This is part of series of posts by recipients of the 2020 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You can …

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Making the Most of Career Services Communications

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We know that you get LOTS of communications from all over Penn and at times in can be overwhelming.  Here are TWO QUICK STEPS you can take to make sure that the information you receive from Career Services is …

By Barbara Hewitt
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Interviewing While Non-Binary | Tips for Job Hunting with Confidence

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Interviewing for a job can be scary. Despite the preparation you’ve put in and the research you’ve done on the organization, when you walk (or Zoom) into the interview room, many unknowns still remain.

You don’t know how you’ll connect …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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National Coming Out Day

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With National Coming Out Day (NCOD) right around the corner (October 11), I found this article that talks about the history behind it, the importance of it, and how you can support the LGBTQ+ community (not only on that day, …

By Kevin Haines
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