Hard Work Alone Doesn’t Get Women Promoted — But Here’s What Will

Running Fairygodboss, I hear a lot of opinions about what women should do in order to be successful.

Most of it is amazingly helpful and thoughtful. But sometimes, I hear things that are well-intentioned but worrisome (and potentially misleading) in …

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Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Ask Alexis | Should I Include Potentially Controversial Volunteer Experience On My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

Over the last few years, I’ve been doing quite a bit of volunteering. I’m concerned, however, that some of my stints may be just a little controversial depending on the organization I’m applying to work for now …

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What Autistic Employees Actually Want Their Coworkers to Know and Do

I learned the art of instant personality change early in my career. As a bookstore manager in my early 20s, I would morph from a quiet loner-with-a-book into an outgoing, social person-in-charge each time I walked through the glass doors …

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From the Director’s Desk: Making the Most of Office Retreats

Summer can be a popular time for office retreats in some industries.  Retreats are a great opportunity to assess the previous year and plan ahead for the future.  Here are a few tips to make the most of your office …

By David Ross
David Ross Director, Undergraduate Career Initiatives
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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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How to Spot a Bad Boss While Job Searching

During a job search, it’s easy to get caught up in focusing on all of the tangible aspects you’re looking for in your new position.

You probably have a detailed list of what you’re willing to accept and what won’t …

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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Miriam Doepner (Hosted by Merck – Quantitative Biosciences)

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: Tayeba Batool (Hosted by Penn Libraries – Museum)

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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How to Gauge Company Culture When Interviewing Remotely

You’re well into the interviewing process for a new job, and you’ve thought positively of everyone you’ve met with. The offer will be coming in any day, you feel sure, and it’s a position that’s certain to push your career …

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Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Nicole Marie Robles Matos (Hosted by The Franklin Institute)

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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