Graduate Students

PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Brittany MacTaggart (Hosted by Aspen Institute)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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The (Positive!) Long Term Effects of Mentoring

I stumbled across this article in the Washington Post a few weeks ago, and was instantly struck by how a small act of mentoring can so greatly impact someone in the long term.  To summarize, Rebecca Varney was a bug …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: John Viola (Hosted by Merck – Global Digital Analytics and Technologies)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Melanie Schaffler (Hosted by Merck – Neuroscience)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Iris Lee (Hosted by Janssen – Immunology Translational Sciences)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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How to build habits that make you a wonderful communicator

In our last post, we talked about why it’s important to follow up with the person who introduced you to someone else (after your call with the person you were introduced to). There was a common theme throughout that post: …

By Chuck Isgar - Intern From Home
Intern From Home
Helping students from 600+ colleges learn about how to find and get an internship/job, use LinkedIn, prepare for interviews, write a cover letter/resume, make the most of their role, and more.
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Jessica Phan (Hosted by Merck – Neuroscience)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Megan Frederick (Hosted by Kleinman Center for Energy Policy – Communications)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Jose Gorbea Colón (Hosted by Penn Center for Innovation Ventures)

In the spring of 2022, 34 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated virtually in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization to learn about different careers …

By Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers 2021-2022 PhD Professional Development Fellow, Career Exploration Fellowship Program
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9 Ways to Avoid Job Search Fatigue as a Graduate Student/Postdoc

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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