How to Diversify Your Professional Network (Because Your Connections Shouldn’t All Be Just Like You)

How to Diversify Your Professional Network (Because Your Connections Shouldn’t All Be Just Like You) thumbnail image

Be honest: Do all of your professional contacts look and sound the same? Did your boss and all your work friends go to the same kind of school as you? Did everyone in your network take similar paths to get …

By Marietta Gentles Crawford - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions
Read more »

PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Matthew Sharp (Hosted by Penn Libraries — Area Studies)

Unknown

In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
Read more »

Fishbowl 101 for Students

fishbowlogo

by Bill Gao, COL/WH ’22

As a college student, many of us are forced to take a variety of courses to fill requirements. There is an expectation that the few semesters before declaring your major will help you decide what …

By Career Services
Career Services Profile Picture
Read more »

A Strong Response | Help Your Organization Speak Up on Social Issues

A Strong Response | Help Your Organization Speak Up on Social Issues thumbnail image

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and global protests, many organizations—private and nonprofit—clearly communicated their condemnation of violence and support for racial justice. However, social media communities have been calling out organizations they believe missed the mark and either …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
Read more »

Preparing for Fall 2020 Recruiting

CS Logo

Fall 2020 will look like no other semester in Penn’s history and certainly not what any of us had imagined.  Even though we will be working remotely, Career Services is fully prepared to continue to provide all of the services …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
Read more »

PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Lauren Shaw (Hosted by Merck — Infectious Disease and Virology)

IMG_9154_

In the spring of 2020, 36 PhD students from a range of academic disciplines at Penn participated in Career Services’ PhD Career Exploration Fellowship (CEF) program, where they were matched with a host organization in Philadelphia to learn about different …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
Read more »

A productive fall semester, wherever you are

243-2435153_greenwich-mean-time-zones-flat-earth-map-24

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, …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering Jamie Grant
Read more »

No Right or Wrong Next Step

No Right or Wrong Next Step

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
Read more »

Learn a new skill before the Fall

LinkedIn Learning logo

As summer internships and plans start to wind down, you could still have the perfect couple of weeks to learn a new skill before what will surely be a busy Fall semester. LinkedIn Learning is a great, free resource available …

By Natty Leach
Natty Leach Handshake Manager and Associate Director, The College Natty Leach
Read more »

Introducing the Interview Career Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs!

Interviewing-Guide-for-Grad-Students-and-Postdocs jpeg_Page_01

The Grad Team at Career Services is happy to share our brand new Interview Career Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs! Complementing our popular Informational Interview Career Guide, this new resource offers advice for anyone actively job searching and preparing …

By Helen Pho
Helen Pho Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Helen Pho
Read more »