8 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

What’s the difference between an unproductive employee and a productive one? Often, it’s not their talent or work ethic but their time management skills. Time management is a soft skill that ensures you get your work done efficiently and effectively — …

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Course Opportunity for Undergraduates Interested in American Criminal Law

Applying to law school does not require a specific major or background in legal studies.  Law schools build a cohort of individuals with diverse experiences and academic backgrounds. 

However, if you are a current undergraduate at Penn and interested in …

By Ariana Alexander
Ariana Alexander Associate Director, Graduate School Advising
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Mindy Kaling Can Make You Laugh, But She Also Has Career Advice for You

Never have I ever admitted, until now, how eager I am to binge the new season of a teen dramedy (I am…not a teen). But Never Have I Ever—brainchild of Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher—is too good and refreshingly weird …

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What Is Creative Thinking? Definition and Examples

Creative thinking is the ability to come up with unique, original solutions. Also known as creative problem-solving, creative thinking is a valuable and marketable soft skill in a wide variety of careers. In this guide, you’ll learn: 

Creative Thinking Definition

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Work-Life | It’s Not a Balance, It’s Synergy.

Finding balance between life and work is something we all strive for, but often find difficult to attain. It can feel like certain aspects of our lives are in competition with each other; taking time from one to support another …

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Cultivating a Sense of Belonging for Graduate Students

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 Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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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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Nail that first impression with FREE professional attire!

Happy August! As we round out these last few weeks of summer – and if you are in the Philadelphia area they are a very warm last few weeks of summer – we want to remind you about Penn’s partnership with The …

By Anne Dickinson
Anne Dickinson Senior Associate Director, The College
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Career Shock: What It Is and Why You Should Care

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 Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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Should You Be A Career Lifer?

By Antoine Tirard and Claire Harbour

The stories of three executives “lifers” who found flourishing while working in just one company.

We have been writing about radical career changes for almost five years until this question came up: What about …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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