PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Ayano Kondo (Hosted by Janssen – Immunology Translational Sciences)

In the spring of 2021, 44 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 Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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STEM Alumni Spotlight – OrtleyBio (now Red Nucleus)

Throughout September, Career Services is hosting a series of online chats with graduate alumni working in STEM fields.  On September 20th, we heard from a neuroscience PhD graduate who is working as a director of scientific services at medical communications …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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STEM Alumni Spotlight – Merck

Throughout September, Career Services is hosting a series of online chats with graduate alumni working in STEM fields.  On September 22nd, we heard from a chemical sciences master’s graduate who is working as a specialist in the Global Vaccine Technical …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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STEM Alumni Spotlight – Pfizer

Throughout September, Career Services is hosting a series of online chats with graduate alumni working in STEM fields.  On September 18th, we heard from a chemistry PhD graduate who is working at Pfizer as a staff scientist.  Below is a …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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STEM Alumni Spotlight – Incyte

Throughout September, Career Services is hosting a series of online chats with graduate alumni working in STEM fields.  On September 16th, we heard from a cell & molecular biology PhD graduate who is working at Incyte as a research investigator.  …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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“Original Antigenic Sin”

This is part of series of posts by recipients of the 2020 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You can …

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Career Services
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The Joy of Discovery

Maame-Serwah Afriyie is an Elementary School Science Teacher at Success Academy Hudson Yards. She graduated in 2018 from Penn with a degree in Biology.

Although it is not a common label for a science teacher, I think of myself as …

By Career Services
Career Services
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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Regeneron Postdoc Online Q&A

On June 25th, Career Services hosted an Ph.D. alum for an online Q&A on postdocs in industry.  She shared her experiences first as a postdoc, and now as a scientist, with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.  Below is a snapshot of the advice …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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Beyond Coronavirus: Adapting Penn’s 2020 PhD Career Exploration Fellowship in the face of a pandemic

The faint sound of an alarm permeates a vivid dream. It’s 5:27 am. I roll over, vaguely aware that I am no longer asleep. My eyes open, I groan internally before I step out of bed, a motion that marks …

By Katherine Webb
Katherine Webb
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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Merck Postdoc Online Q&A

On May 5th, Career Services hosted an online Q&A with a Penn alum and current Merck postdoc.  Below is a snapshot of the advice offered to students thinking about pursuing postdoctoral opportunities in industry. As always, students interested in postdocs …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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