Jamie Grant

Senior Associate Director, Engineering

Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant (C’98, GEd’99) is the Senior Associate Director at Career Services supporting undergraduates, Master’s candidates and alumni in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  Jamie has been a career advisor for more than 20 years, and joined Penn Career Services in 2009.  She has worked with students from just about every academic path, and has provided special programming for students around technical and engineering careers, connecting with alumni, and addressing international student and first-gen/low income student concerns.   Jamie is a native of the greater Philadelphia area and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education in Psychological Services, both from the University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!).  Outside of the office, Jamie spends a great deal of time with her two young sons exploring the world and enjoys sports, baking, reading fiction and trivia of all kinds.

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A Mental Health in Careers Moment: Recognizing and Acknowledging Our Collective Sense of “Languish”

Jamie Grant, C’98, MSEd’99

I know many exceptional faculty members at Penn, but one who stands out in the broadest sense, given his reach and impact through his work and advocacy, is Dr. Adam Grant – and no, we’re not related, …

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A Worthwhile Question to Ponder on your Career Journey

Recently, a well respected leader within my organization said something very, very simple and yet quite impactful:  “Who do we want to BE, versus what do we want to DO?”  I find this so relevant to my work as a …

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A productive fall semester, wherever you are

It’s all been said – how much we have experienced and how much is changing – and will continue to change – as we experience the global pandemic of SARS-CoV-19.  As the University stated just a few short hours ago, …

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Going virtual – again.

For our current students: you have just completed the most unusual semester in Penn’s history, filled with not-so-great firsts.  Since March 16, advisors in our office have been available virtually – and despite challenges of quick relocations, moving classes online, living …

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So – tell me about yourself.

By Jamie Grant, C’98 GEd’99
Senior Associate Director for SEAS, Career Services

One of the most important parts of any interview happens in the first few moments, when you’re instructed to “tell me about yourself.”  Whether in a 1st round phone …

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Iterative Design – of a resume

The term iterative design is commonly used in professional circles; defined as “a methodology based on a cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product or process.”  (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

The iterative design process also has great value …

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Negotiating Salary and Evaluating An Offer

When you are in the job search process, sooner or later you will need to prepare yourself to have the money discussion with an employer.    You may be asked to add “Salary Requirements” in an online application before even starting …

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