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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Supreme Court Rules to Protect Gay and Transgender Workers

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On Monday, June 15, right in the middle of Pride Month, during a global pandemic and on the crest of an incredible wave of Civil Rights action, the Supreme Court made a monumental decision. The Court ruled 6 to 3 …

By Mylène Kerschner
Mylène Kerschner Associate Director, The College Mylène Kerschner
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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 …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
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LGBTQ+ in the Workplace | Should You Come Out to Your Co-workers?

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If you’re in the closet at work, navigating your identity in the workplace can be challenging. Do you take your significant other to the office holiday party? Do you answer honestly when your co-workers casually ask about your dating life …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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Being Authentic While Maintaining Privacy During Job Interviews

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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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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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How to Make Pronouns “Business as Usual”

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Have you ever noticed a “pronoun line” line in a colleague’s email signature and wondered why it’s there? Then this article is for you!

A “pronoun” line might be followed by “she/her,” “he/his,” “they/them,” or other designations. It indicates how …

By Ashley Fontaine - Idealist Careers
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Practical Advice for Transgender and Nonbinary Folks Navigating the Job Search

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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 your potential references, …

By The Muse
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8 Steps Leaders Can Take to Make Their Workplaces More LGBTQ-Inclusive

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It’s easy for corporations to hang up a rainbow flag, turn on Diana Ross, and call themselves inclusive when Pride Month comes around. But just saying you love Pride is not the same as being an ally.

According to the …

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