Claire Klieger

Senior Associate Director, The College

Claire Klieger

Dr. Claire Klieger relates particularly well to students who are unsure of what they want to be when they grow up because that is how she felt as an undergraduate double majoring in English and Anthropology at the University of Virginia.  Since then, she has worked in different areas of student services including admissions, student activities, and Career Services, where she has been an advisor since 2006.  She believes strongly in the value and versatility of a liberal arts education, and enjoys working with students on identifying their transferable skills.  Claire has also done international development consulting work in Morocco. Claire has a doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, and spent her formative years living abroad in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Whether or not to take classes pass/fail? That’s the question.

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The decision to take courses for a grade versus pass/fail is a significant one and there may be multiple factors at play. Different circumstances will determine whether or not (and how many) P/F courses may make sense for each …

By Claire Klieger
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Transitioning to Penn for Transfer Students: Tips to Kickstarting Your Career Journey

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Welcome to Penn! As you get ready to start your fall semester at a new university, there will be many resources to discover and new ways in which to adapt. We in Career Services would like to take a moment …

By Claire Klieger
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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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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
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How To Ace Your Video Job Interview During COVID-19

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Anyone new to the world of remote work is probably still adjusting to the reality of effective virtual communication while under COVID-19 lockdown. For job seekers, this means confronting the very daunting prospect of video interviews.

While the art of …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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Job Hunting During COVID-19? 6 Things You Need to Know About Remote Hiring Right Now

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Just when you thought that you might be getting the hang of this whole interviewing for a new job thing, the world went sideways. Interviewing (let alone interviewing well) is already challenging enough on a good day. So how, exactly, …

By Jaclyn Westlake - The Muse
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6 Job Search Tips for New Grads and Anyone Else Starting Their Careers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Graduating from college or otherwise applying for your first professional job is stressful in any circumstance. But it feels especially daunting when the economy, the job market, and the world in general seem to be turned upside down.

As the …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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Work Your Story | How Pixar’s Rules for Storytelling Can Help You at Work

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In 2012, former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted 22 rules of storytelling she learned from working at the hit-making studio. These rules are meant to help a storyteller think deeply about human behavior—how our experiences affect us, what we …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Why Good Candidates Turn Down Job Offers – and What You Can Do About It

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The time and effort you spend recruiting talent, from the most entry-level to the most senior or specialized hire, is a costly investment. Maintaining staffing levels is critical to administrative needs and patient outcomes. Recruiting successfully keeps the …

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Feeling Scattered? Try these 4 Organization-Building Habits

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Anyone can get organized. It’s true: while some people genuinely enjoy color-coding every file and others don’t mind a more haphazard system, organization is a set of behaviors—not a personality trait. If you’re struggling to stay on top of the …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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