David Ross

Senior Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad

David Ross

David is a proud Penn alum and joined Penn Career Services in 2007, eager to leverage his professional experience working with students and alumni as they explore career options and embark on the future.  He has worked in career services for many years including employer relations at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business MBA Career Management Office and managing career fairs at Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami. A Washington, DC native, David has lived in several U.S. cities and enjoys discussing the possibilities of relocating to new regions across the country. He obtained a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, Management and Organization & Human Resources from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Management from Penn’s Graduate School of Education, an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a Human Resource Management Certificate from the Wharton Programs for Working Professionals, Aresty Institute of Executive Education at Penn’s Wharton School.  David leads the Wharton team as Senior Associate Director.

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Investment Banking Insights: Preparing for Investment Banking Interviews

Investment Banking Insights: Preparing for Investment Banking Interviews

Receiving an invitation to interview for an internship can be exciting!  For anyone who has not interviewed for internships before (or has limited interviewing experience), that excitement may then change to some anxiety.  This post will focus on providing some …

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Investment Banking Insights: Networking to Enhance Your Chances of Securing an Interview and Offer

Investment Banking Insights: Networking to Enhance Your Chances of Securing an Interview and Offer

A very important but sometimes overlooked aspect of the investment banking recruiting process for opportunities in the U.S. is networking.  The concept may seem strange and initially uncomfortable or even awkward – especially since interested candidates apply for internships with their …

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Investment Banking Insights: Creating an Effective Investment Banking Resume

Investment Banking Insights: Creating an Effective Investment Banking Resume

Now that we have outlined some important considerations for Summer 2022 Investment Banking Internship recruiting, this post will focus on tailoring your resume for investment banking internship applications.

A resume that is effective for investment banking may be different than …

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Investment Banking Insights: Summer 2022 Internship Recruiting Overview

Investment Banking Insights: Summer 2022 Internship Recruiting Overview

Investment Banking Insights: Summer 2022 Internship Recruiting Overview

Welcome back!  We hope you took some time to relax and rest after a long Fall semester.  As the Spring semester has recently started, we thought it may be helpful to provide some context …

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Succeeding in Your Internship This Summer

Succeeding in Your Internship This Summer

Working in a remote internship in the current economic environment may seem daunting.  Here are a few ideas to make a great impression during your summer internship:

Maintain a positive attitude.  Show your eagerness and enthusiasm to contribute and learn.  …

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How to Address Not Receiving a Return Offer from Your Summer Employer

How to Address Not Receiving a Return Offer from Your Summer Employer

On-campus interviews at Penn started earlier this week.  A popular question I have received from students over the past few weeks is how to address an uncomfortable interview question – why didn’t you receive a return offer from your summer …

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Why Leadership and Involvement in Activities Matters to Hiring Managers

Why Leadership and Involvement in Activities Matters to Hiring Managers

For anyone that’s gone through the internship or job search process as a student, you’ve probably encountered those infamous words: “leadership” and “activities.” During interviews, you may have been asked questions (directly or indirectly) focused on leadership and participation outside …

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