Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

This is the part of a series of posts by recipients of the 2021 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.

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From Founder to Executive Coach: How to Change Careers at 32

by Nathan Parcells (COL ’09) Nathan is a former founder and current executive coach at Sharpend Coaching. Nathan focuses on “Co-Founder Communication” and works with startup founders backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Learn Capital, Struck Capital, and more. Outside of work, …

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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 …

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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Drew Starling (Hosted by The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies)

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 …

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Government Matters

by Nithya Chekuri, COL ’23, Recipient of the Partnership for Pubic Service grant.

This spring, I interned with the Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. My first day, January 19, was the day before President Biden’s inauguration. Just …

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Government Alumni Spotlight – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Throughout April, Career Services hosted a series of online chats with graduate alumni working for the federal government.  On April 15th, we heard from a master’s in geosciences graduate who is currently working as a physical scientist for the U.S. …

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Government Alumni Spotlight – Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Throughout April, Career Services hosted a series of online chats with graduate alumni working for the federal government.  On April 9th, we heard from a bioengineering PhD graduate who is working as an assistant director in the FDA’s Division of …

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Pre-Health Panelist Spotlight

During the Pre-Health Chat: Finding Balance as a Pre-Health Student at Penn, Maya Moore CAS ’20 and Jakub Jarmula CAS ’19 shared reflections on managing competing priorities as pre-health students.  Maya, a current medical school applicant, suggested tips for navigating the …

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Pre-Health Panelist Spotlight

During the Pre-Health Chat: Making the Most of Your Clinical Experience, Shreya Ganguly CAS ’19 shared reflections on her most meaningful clinical experiences.  Read below to learn more about her personal experiences and advice for navigating clinical opportunities.

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Oh The Places You’ll Go!

by Leslie Reyes, WH MBA ’08

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” – Dr. Seuss

I could never have imagined the experiences that would shape me into the professional that I am today. From the excitement of my first business trip …

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