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
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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Putting Your Picture on a Resume Could Hurt Your Chances of Getting the Job—Here’s Why

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You’re all set to refresh your resume (or write a brand new one) as you kick off your job search. As you click around the web searching for a great new resume template, you start noticing that some of them …

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to End Any Professional Email (Plus a List of Sign-Offs for When You’re Tired of Saying “Best”)

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Do you have that professional email mostly written, but you’re not quite sure how to wrap it up? Or do you feel like you’re defaulting to the same email closings every time and want some alternatives? Sure, if you’re emailing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Want to work smarter, not harder with Word?

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Want your dates auto aligned on the right? Want to format your headers, sections, and bullet points quickly and consistently?

Here are some Word formatting tips and tricks that can make it easier to format your resume, CV, or any …

By Emily Barrale
Emily Barrale Data Visualizations & Analytics Manager and Associate Director, The College Emily Barrale
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PhD Questions of the Month: September 2020

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Welcome to the second installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top three career questions that we are asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. Before …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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Resume Customization

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This is the first post as part of a new Graduate Assistant Blog Series featuring advice and perspectives from graduate students working in Career Services.

There is no platonic ideal for a resume. The pantheon of strong resumes contains a …

By Ellery Kauvar
Ellery Kauvar Graduate Assistant, Wharton Ellery Kauvar
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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Introducing Virtual Peer Career Advisor Pop-ins

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As we all know, this fall looks completely different from previous years. However, Career Services is dedicated to continuing to offer all of our services. We are excited to invite you to Virtual Peer Career Advisor (PCA) Pop-ins. This is …

By Zaida Bryant
Zaida Bryant Administrative Coordinator, The College Zaida Bryant
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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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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.

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Navigating Career Pivots for PhDs

Navigating Career Pivots for PhDs

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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