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Friday, September 29, 2023, 12 PM – 4 PM

BioSciences Career Fair – in-person/on-campus
Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Employers are welcome to meet with students interested in the biosciences through two fairs:

  • In-person, Friday, September 29th at the BioSciences Career Fair
  • Virtual, Friday September 22nd at the Virtual Fall Career Fair

Employers have the choice to register for the type of interaction that aligns your recruiting approach. Join us for one of Penn’s main recruiting events in the autumn that focuses on connecting employers with Penn’s population of students and postdocs with strong science and research skills. Take this opportunity to showcase your internship and full-time opportunities to a population of >2,200 undergraduate students with declared STEM majors, >6,000 Master’s and PhD students across all STEM fields, and 1,200 biomedical and engineering postdocs.

With Penn’s strong reputation for biomedical research, this career fair has a particular emphasis on the life and physical sciences, and attracts employers from a diverse range of industries and career fields (including the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, consulting firms, science writing and publishing organizations, patent law and intellectual property firms, government and non-profit institutions, start-ups, policy think tanks, and more!)

Participate in this in-person career fair to enjoy these featured advantages:

  • ACCESS TOP TALENT: Penn undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs are driven and engaged, and bring with them strong research experiences, and transferable skills applicable to careers beyond research. Postdocs from organizations affiliated with Penn, including the Wistar Institute and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will also participate in this event.
  • REVIEW RESUME BOOKS: We will create resume books for this year’s event, broken down by degree and whether students/postdocs are seeking internships or full-time opportunities. Employers will receive a link to resumes from students and postdocs registered for this career fair one week prior to the event. Employers may reach out and connect with students/postdocs that they are particularly interested in talking to, and arrange to meet during or after the career fair.
  • ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A PRESENCE AT PENN: Build a recruiting pipeline for future STEM candidates by sharing best practices about your hiring and opportunities.

Penn’s students and postdocs are eager to make a connection with employers interested in their wide range of technical and transferable skills, and you can be confident that you will find the high caliber of students and postdocs that you are seeking.

What is the format?

For this in-person event, each registered employer will have 3 chairs and a 6-foot table for handouts, information, and displays, as well as a sign identifying the organization. Students and postdocs will speak to employers at the tables. Employers with specific job opportunities can identify these during the registration process by uploading positions to Handshake, and then easily linking to these during the registration process. These opportunities will be highlighted in the career fair booklet, and in the pre-event outreach and marketing to students and postdocs interested in attending the fair. Information on shipping for supplies related to the career fair will be shared when registrations are confirmed.

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: Please indicate during the registration process whether you would be interested in taking advantage of complimentary space in our on-campus interviewing suite to interview students/postdocs you meet during the career fair on another day during the fall semester

If you are interested in participating in the Virtual Fall Career Fair, please follow this link:

Don’t forget to view our other 2023 virtual and in-person career fairs to find the events that are the best fit for your recruiting strategy. You can find more information on the fairs below on our website:

  • Career Link: Opportunities in Consulting, Communications, Consumer Products, Education, Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Nonprofits, Real Estate, and Retail.
  • Engineering & Technology Career Fair: Opportunities in Engineering and Technology. Our in-person fair is open to all students served by Career Services interested in these fields, particularly those in School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The virtual event is also open to online students in a degree program.
  • Virtual Government & Non-Profit Career Fair: Opportunities in government, nonprofits and NGOs. A consortium fair open to all Penn students with a Handshake account, including online students.
  • Nursing Career Days: Opportunities in Nursing and Healthcare for undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Nursing.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

The registration fee is $600 per organization and $250 for start-ups, non-profits, government entities, and Penn affiliates. There is an opportunity for employers to sponsor this event, and details are provided during registration. Registrations will be invoiced starting July 1, 2023, after which payments can be made. If you have any questions about the different populations of students or postdocs who attend this fair, then please contact Dianne Hull (


Logistics for Employers


9:30 am – 11:30 am: Employer Registration & Set Up – Coffee & tea available
12:00 – 4:00 pm: Student Registration opens
(11:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Boxed lunches available)


By Flight: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 7 miles SW of Houston Hall. Estimated taxi fare: $30-40 USD (one way)
By Train: 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA – Houston Hall is 1.2 miles west
Parking: On-site parking, fee: $35-40 USD daily; closest garage is 38th & Walnut Streets

The fair will be held in Houston Hall: 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104.

Shipping information and other logistics will be shared with registered employers in the fall.


Prior to the day of the fair, please feel free to reach out to Dianne Hull (, Lisa Giang ( or Laura Brasch (, or call 215-898-7530 with any questions or concerns!