Job Search Prep: Cleaning Up Your Online Presence

This post is part of the Graduate Assistant Blog Series featuring advice and perspectives from graduate students working in Career Services:

Undergraduates cannot underestimate the power of the Google Search button on their job hunt. For years, high school students …

By David Ross
David Ross Senior Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad David Ross
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

By Anisa Purbasari Horton - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)

Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites, in job descriptions, and at career fairs. But how …

By Victorio Duran III - Vault
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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Why Celebrate Juneteenth?

Illustration by Marian Blair

Alongside a growing number of employers across the country, the Idealist office is closed on Friday June 18 in celebration of Juneteenth (which falls on a Saturday this year), in commemoration of the official ending of slavery …

By Elyse Franko-Filipasic - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
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Making the Most of Your Summer Internship

By: David Ross, Senior Associate Director

Now that June is here, you may have started your summer experience (or will be starting soon). For those of you working this summer, here are some things to consider to make the most …

By David Ross
David Ross Senior Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad David Ross
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A Note to Incoming Students About Handshake

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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How to Be an Active Ally to Black Women at Work

“Ally” is a popular word in the workplace these days as people seek to put action behind the pledges of racial justice and equality that many organizations have made. Often, people use the term allyship to refer to a general …

By Ella F. Washington - The Muse
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3 Career Lessons from Oscar-Winner Chloé Zhao

On Sunday, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color and only second woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. Zhao is the filmmaker behind Nomadland, a quiet and compassionate study of American itinerant workers who rely on …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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4 New Books to Challenge You This Spring

The last year has been characterized by upheaval. Not only have our ways of living and working changed significantly in pandemic conditions, but we’ve also witnessed more widespread (and very necessary) questioning of social norms and political institutions through the …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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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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Taking the Imposter out of Imposter Syndrome

What is imposter syndrome? If you’ve never heard this term or experienced it, consider yourself lucky, but you may have experienced it without even realizing it. Imposter syndrome, perhaps at universities such as Penn, are not entirely uncommon. Anecdotally, it’s …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Associate Director, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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