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Taking the MCAT during the Pandemic: 2021 Edition

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Last year, AAMC had to make significant changes to the MCAT testing experience in response to the pandemic. This year some things have returned to normal (the full-length test has resumed, for example), but there are still pandemic-related changes to …

By Caroline Wilky
Caroline Wilky Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Caroline Wilky
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Quick Tips: Preparing for and Creating a Good Impression on Video Interviews

Quick Tips: Preparing for and Creating a Good Impression on Video Interviews

Quick Tips: Preparing for and Creating a Good Impression on Video Interviews

Given the current pandemic, many employers are utilizing video interviews for the interviewing process.  Students will often ask how to give a good impression over a video interview …

By Marianne Lipa
Marianne Lipa Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Marianne Lipa
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Virtual Interview Tips for Medical School Applicants

Virtual Interview Tips for Medical School Applicants

Since medical schools have shifted to virtual interviews in response to the pandemic, applicants need to adjust their preparation to address this new format. Below is a compendium of resources to help you make the most of your virtual interviews …

By Caroline Wilky
Caroline Wilky Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Caroline Wilky
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Who’s Hiring? 9 Orgs Working to Support Individuals with Disabilities

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July 26th, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With the signing of the ADA, discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life became …

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Applying to Medical School during the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Preparation for the 2021 medical school application cycle is ramping up and Penn students and alumni are busy finishing courses, taking the MCAT, writing their personal statements, and deciding on school lists. It is a stressful and busy time under …

By Caroline Wilky
Caroline Wilky Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Caroline Wilky
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Letters of Recommendation and Gap Years

Letters of Recommendation and Gap Years

Letters of recommendation are an important component of any graduate school application. For PhD and academic master’s programs, they provide evidence of your aptitude for research from an authority in the field. For law or medical school, they can contextualize …

By Caroline Wilky
Caroline Wilky Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Caroline Wilky
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Penn Resources for Graduate Students with Families

Penn Resources for Graduate Students with Families

Last semester, a graduate student who I had advised asked as she was leaving, if I knew any information about parenting resources for graduate students on Penn campus. As I spoke to the student, it occurred to me that in …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Associate Director, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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Advice on being yourself – strategically – during the job search

Advice on being yourself - strategically - during the job search

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 Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Go With The Flow

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This is from a series of posts by recipients of the 2018 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they’ve been spending their summer. You …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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Real Estate Technology

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This is from a series of posts by recipients of the 2018 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they’ve been spending their summer.

This …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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