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Friday September 29th 2023, 12-4 PM ET

Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The BioSciences Career Fair this year will be held in-person on Friday, September 29th.

You can find a list of currently registered employers for the in-person event on Handshake. Register to be notified when new employers join!

 Who can attend?

  • Current Penn undergraduate students
  • Current Penn graduate students
  • Alumni from Penn graduate and undergraduate programs
  • Current postdocs at Penn

Students and postdocs will have the opportunity to upload their resumes prior to the career fair, and these will be shared with all employers 7-10 days prior to the career fair. This provides employers with the opportunity to reach out to students/postdocs directly if they choose to do so. This is an extra opportunity, and does not take the place of applying for specific positions at organizations that you are interested in. Resumes uploaded for the resume books will be viewed by any employer that has registered for this event. Please only submit resumes; any documents except resumes (cover letters, portfolios, etc.) will be deleted.

To upload your resume, please select the link below that reflects your degree/academic status at Penn, and your interest in full-time or internship opportunities.

Alumni: If you are a Penn alum, please choose the category that reflects the degree your received from Penn or your most recent degree status (e.g., if you are a Penn undergraduate alum with a PhD from another institution, you can choose the PhD/postdoc option)

Upload your resume to one of the following folders if you are interested in internships:

Upload your resume to one of the following folders if you are interested in full-time opportunities:

The deadline for submitting your resume will be 11:59pm on Tuesday September 19th

Best practices:

  • Upload a PDF version of your resume
  • If you are a doctoral student/postdoc, a 1-3 page resume will be more effective than a longer academic CV
  • Keep your preferred employer audience in mind as you create a general version of your resume. You will have the option to add to add some descriptive keywords about your skills and interests when you upload your resume to the box file (e.g., Neuroscience PhD student with strong interest in life science consulting)

If you run into any challenges with submitting your resume, please reach out to Lisa Giang (

Prior to attending the fair, check out our video on how to best prepare:

Learn more about how to research employers prior to the fair, how to plan your time at the fair so you can connect with employers of interest, and how to follow up with employer representatives you meet at the fair.

The employers attending the BioSciences Career Fair provide an insight into many of the common careers pursued by STEM students and postdocs. Begin your exploration to determine career options for when you complete your degree or postdoc. Talk with the employers to gain an unprecedented insight into opportunities that match your career goals.

Take this opportunity to network even if you are not job/internship hunting right now. The best time to network is when you are not looking for a job, and when information is all you are looking for. Employers want to be kept busy during a career fair. They want to talk to as many interested and interesting students/postdocs as possible. The more engaged they are at the fair, the more likely it will be that they will keep coming back to future career fairs. You may not be applying for job this year, but at some point you will be, and so take this opportunity to make a connection at employers that might one day be on your shortlist. You can connect with these employers each year (and throughout the year) to learn more about future opportunities.