3 Career Lessons from Oscar-Winner Chloé Zhao

On Sunday, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color and only second woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. Zhao is the filmmaker behind Nomadland, a quiet and compassionate study of American itinerant workers who rely on …

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Everything I Needed to Know About My Career, I Learned from Star Trek.

Last week, we ran a blog from our partners at Vault about Melinda Snodgrass’s journey from law school to being a writer on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I confess that I was the one who selected that for publication. …

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CS Radio – Episode 135: “Following Up on Following Up”

Applied for that dream job but haven’t heard anything yet? Get through a first round interview but are now left hanging? CS Radio is here with tips about when and how to follow up with a potential employer.

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Budgeting 101

Budgeting is in an incredibly valuable skill to pick up, and a basic understanding can go a long way.

If you know your salary or stipend, it’s a good idea to budget to set realistic expectations for yourself. Or if …

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Following Up on an Application Without Sounding Desperate

Sometimes the most difficult time during the job application process is waiting to hear back once you have submitted your application. This period can take weeks, and it is difficult to know how to best handle the wait. Many people …

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April Government Alumni Chats – 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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CS Radio – Episode 134: “Presenting…”

Presenting has become even harder than usual in the age of virtual meetings – and harder yet when no one has their camera on. Michael and Mylene review some strategies for acing the virtual presentation.

Show Notes:

Six Tips to …

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Legal Career Paths: From Lawyer to Sci-Fi Novelist and Hollywood Screenwriter

Melinda M. Snodgrass studied opera at the Conservatory of Vienna, graduated from the University of New Mexico, magna cum laude, in history, and went on to Law School. After practicing for three years, she left law and turned to writing.

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CS Radio – Episode 133: “Be Prepared…But You Probably Already Are”

Mylene and Michael tackle a frequently asked question: “Should I pay for special training before my finance internship?”

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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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