2022 Faculty Job Search Prep Camp – Virtual

At Career Services, the Graduate Student/Postdoc team has had a very busy summer planning an exciting event: our 2022 Faculty Job Search Prep Camp.

If you’re planning to apply for faculty jobs, either in this upcoming cycle or in the …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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Job-Search Strategies for International Students Who Didn’t Win the 2022 H-1B Lottery

In the recent H-1B visa lottery, 483,927 applications were filed for only 85,000 available visas. This means that more than 80 percent of applicants wanting an H-1B visa, which allows internationals to work in the U.S., won’t get one.

To …

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Stop reading this …

I’m guessing the title caught your eye, haha.  I’ll make this quick.  For the first time this summer, I took a week away – and during that week, did NOT check my work email, Teams channels, group texts, calendar or …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering
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Build Your Résumé From the Bones Up

Here is your new 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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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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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 …

By Ivy Exec
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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