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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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
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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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Unsure how to spend your time and energy? Here are 8 Suggestions!

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We hope you are having an enjoyable, healthy, and safe summer! We’re all living through a historically transparent moment in US history, in which the forces of systemic racism (particularly anti-Blackness), xenophobia, and inequity in healthcare are widely visible for …

By Robin Chakrabarti
Robin Chakrabarti Administrative Coordinator, Operations Robin Chakrabarti
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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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Summer 2020 – A Different Kind of Summer

Summer 2020 – A Different Kind of Summer

As the Spring 2020 semester ended (congrats to the class of 2020!!), a lot of students (and non-students as well) found themselves in a predicament that no one could have expected. Summer internships were cancelled, full-time job offers were taken …

By Kevin Haines
Kevin Haines Associate Director, Engineering Kevin Haines
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Interviewing: Answers for “Do You Have Any Questions for Us?”  During Covid-19

Interviewing: Answers for “Do You Have Any Questions for Us?”  During Covid-19

by Dr. Esther H. Ra

Often interviewees will forget that an interview is ultimately a two-way street.  As much as an employer is taking a deeper look at your skill sets and experience during an interview, as the interviewee, it …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Career Advisor, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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