How to Overcome Perfectionism on the Job Hunt

Illustration by Marian Blair

Searching for a job can be challenging and daunting for anyone, regardless of personality or experience. But there are particular hindrances or barriers that can surface for people with perfectionistic tendencies.

Perfectionism, or the practice of …

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First Gen Fireside Chat: Consulting Insights with ZS Associates, Heidi Lee CAS ’19 and David Thai CAS ’18

In celebration of First Gen Week at Penn, Career Services is highlighting experiences, perspectives and advice from first gen professionals in various career fields.

Want to understand life at a consulting firm? Join us for a Fireside Chat Zoom Conversation …

By Ariana Alexander
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Celebrate First Gen Week at Penn with First Gen Fireside Chats Nov 9th, 10th and 12th, 2021

Connect. Learn. Explore. 

Curious about a career in consulting?  Contemplating a pivot into the legal field?  Trying to understand the best way your skills would fit into media?  Gain industry insights by learning from the experiences of others.  Join …

By Ariana Alexander
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Exploring Social Impact and Entrepreneurship

This is part of a series of posts by recipients of the 2021 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You …

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How To Study or Work Abroad No Matter Who You Are or What you Do

by Natalie Jesionka on the themuse.com

Have you ever thought about studying or working abroad but shrugged it off because you didn’t think it would be doable or relevant for your career?

If so, you’re not alone. Recently, the White …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Associate Director, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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From Founder to Executive Coach: How to Change Careers at 32

by Nathan Parcells (COL ’09) Nathan is a former founder and current executive coach at Sharpend Coaching. Nathan focuses on “Co-Founder Communication” and works with startup founders backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Learn Capital, Struck Capital, and more. Outside of work, …

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3 Ways To Network Internationally

Have you ever networked with people outside of the U.S.? Whether you’re an international student looking to work in your home country or a domestic student looking for an adventure abroad, it’s always helpful to make connections in your industry …

By Jillian Cener
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How to prepare for consulting case interviews

For those of you interested in consulting, summer is a great time to prep for the case interview process. Case interviews are unique to consulting and consulting adjacent industries. In the interview, you are presented with a typical business problem …

By Jingy Yen
Jingy Yen Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad Jingy Yen
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Next week! 2021 Job Search Prep Camp for PhDs in the Humanities & Social Sciences

Are you a PhD or postdoc in the humanities and social sciences (or an alum of a PhD program!) who is interested in learning more about careers outside of academia?   Then you will want to check out all of part …

By Dianne Hull
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Looking Back…. And Forward

Whew… we’ve almost made it through this incredibly strange 2020-2021 academic year.  Congrats to all of you, especially graduating students. We’ve muddled through zoom fatigue, social distancing, and have been faced with significant challenges throughout the pandemic.  For many, there …

By Barbara Hewitt
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