Exploring STEM internships for PhD students

Over the summer, the graduate student and postdoc team at Career Services hosted a virtual panel, Exploring STEM doctoral student internships, for PhD students interested in learning more about internship opportunities.  PhD alumni and students who had worked for the …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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Public-Partnerships in Asian-Pacific Education: Education Service Contracting

Esther Lee, COL & WH ’23, Milford, PA

This past summer, I had the opportunity to work as a research intern at the Asian Development Bank Institute, a development think tank based in Tokyo, Japan. Though my experience was remote, …

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Exploring How Amino Acid Polymorphisms Affect Graft Survival

Yi-An Hsieh, SEAS ’23, Anaheim, CA

This summer I worked on a research team that spans the Kamoun Lab at Penn (HUP), the Urbanowicz (URBS) lab at Cedars Sinai, and the Gragert Lab at Tulane Cancer Center. Because the team …

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The Wonders of the Brain

David Kedeme, COL ’25, Philadelphia, PA

As a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, getting my hands-on research was something that seemed so far off, an experience with many ups and downs.

Being a part of the Pre-Freshman Program, …

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EnVisioning a Future in Neuroscience

Callista Dyer, COL ’23, Watsontown, PA

During my junior year, I decided to take a major detour in my studies. Transitioning from clinical psychology to visual neuroscience is a pretty intense shift, especially so late in my college career. To …

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A Rewarding Summer of Translational Metabolic Research

Olivia Ong, COL ’24, Wellesley, MA

This summer, I had the opportunity to work at the Titchenell Lab in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at Penn Medicine. The Titchenell Lab focuses on understanding the signaling mechanisms by which …

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Research on the HIV-1 Integrase Protein

Nathan Stewart, COL ’24, Royal Oak, MI

This summer, I had the opportunity to work in the Gupta/Van Duyne lab at Penn Medicine’s department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, performing research related to the HIV-1 integrase protein. I went in without …

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Advice for finding STEM postdocs

As part of the 2022 Faculty Job Search Prep Camp, Career Services hosted three current postdocs for a Q&A panel with students interested in pursuing a postdoc in a STEM field.  The panelists provided excellent advice and feedback on the …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Matias Porras Paniagua (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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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Amruthesh Thirumalaiswamy (Hosted by Center for Teaching and Learning)

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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