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 productive fall semester, wherever you are

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It’s all been said – how much we have experienced and how much is changing – and will continue to change – as we experience the global pandemic of SARS-CoV-19.  As the University stated just a few short hours ago, …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering Jamie Grant
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Overworked and Overwhelmed? Here’s What to Do

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We spend more hours working than doing almost anything else. But the more time we spend in the (home) office, the less time we have to recharge our batteries. This means we are more likely to feel overwhelmed and even …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Welcome to Career Services: Fall 2020 (Video)

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Career Services will be offered in a virtual fashion this fall, but in the same robust manner that you’ve come to expect. Learn more about virtual appointments, career fairs, and more. Learn more about our fall plans here.

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Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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5 Books to Help You Think (and Talk) About Race

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For many people, the most recent protests related to the Black Lives Matter movement have sparked a desire to better understand racism—and ways to fight it—in the U.S. You may wish to deepen your understanding by reading books on the …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Resume Memes to Brighten Your Day

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Can you believe that it’s already the end of July? I know, I can’t either. As it gets closer to the start of the Fall 2020 semester, and the idea of what the semester will actually look like has you …

By Kevin Haines
Kevin Haines Associate Director, Engineering Kevin Haines
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Career Services for Students Taking a Leave of Absence in Fall 2020

Career Services for Students Taking a Leave of Absence in Fall 2020

Given the extenuating circumstances brought upon by COVID 19, students opting to take a leave of absence from Penn for Fall 2020 who have previously completed at least one semester at Penn will be allowed to participate in all career …

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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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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