Helen Pho

Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs

Helen Pho

Dr. Helen Pho advises graduate students and postdocs as Associate Director at Penn Career Services. Prior to joining Penn in 2017, Helen worked in a variety of roles: search consultant recruiting for higher education executive searches, director of the Freshman Scholars at Yale program, and assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Yale University. A first-generation college graduate, she holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in History from Yale. Helen enjoys brainstorming and strategizing with graduate students and postdocs as they explore and pursue meaningful careers. In her free time, she likes exploring different parts of Philly with her family and cheering for the 76ers.

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PhD Questions of the Month: February 2021

PhD Questions of the Month for February 2021

Welcome to the seventh installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top 3 questions that we have been asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. This …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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PhD Questions of the Month: January 2021

PhD Questions of the Month January 2021

Welcome to the sixth installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top 3 questions that we have been asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. This …

By Helen Pho
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PhD Questions of the Month: December 2020

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Welcome to the fourth installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top 3 questions that we have been asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. This …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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Call for Applications: the 2021 PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) Program!

Call for Applications: the 2021 PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) Program!

The Grad Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Team is excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2021 PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) Program! Fully virtual this year, the CEF program allows current doctoral students at Penn to explore careers beyond the …

By Helen Pho
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PhD Questions of the Month: November 2020

Nov20 PhD Questions of the Month

Welcome to the fourth installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top 3 questions that we have been asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. This …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
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PhD Questions of the Month: September 2020

PhD Questions of the Month 0920

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
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Announcing “PhD Questions of the Month”– a new blog series for PhDs!

Announcing "PhD Questions of the Month"-- a new blog series for PhDs!

The Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services is excited to announce the launch of a new series of blog posts, “PhD Questions of the Month,” focused on answering the top three career questions that we get asked in our PhD …

By Helen Pho
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Megan Genovese (Hosted by The Philadelphia Museum of Art — Library and Archives)

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In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

By Helen Pho
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Matthew Sharp (Hosted by Penn Libraries — Area Studies)

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In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

By Helen Pho
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Lauren Shaw (Hosted by Merck — Infectious Disease and Virology)

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In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

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