Information for Alumni

Career Services remain available to Penn alumni served by our office even after you graduate! We have a variety of career related digital resources available for alumni which you can explore on this page, including our Handshake job board which lists thousands of positions posted for Penn alumni each year.  Note that alumni of online-only programs should contact their program for services.

Alumni may schedule up to three appointments per 12-month period with a career advisor through Handshake or by calling our office at 215-898-7531. Career Services advisors can discuss a range of topics with you from helping you to think through and clarify your career goals, to perfecting your resume or interviewing skills, to applying to graduate or professional school.  (Note that alumni within one year of graduation who may need additional career support are not subject to the three appointment limit.) See the list of Career Advising teams to find your appropriate advisor. Alumni who feel they may need additional support are welcome to review this list of External Career Coaches as an additional resource.

CS Radio – Episode 169: Thanksgiving Break and the Job Search

Happy Thanksgiving break! The squad discusses how to use the downtime as a chance to get comfortable with how to use job boards. Plus, we discuss what to say to a family they may or may not be pressing you …

By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager, co-host CS Radio
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How To Craft a Diversity Statement for Graduate School Application

In recent years, more and more institutions of higher education are requesting applicants to graduate programs to write a statement of diversity. A diversity statement, also sometimes referred to as a personal history statement, is used by these institutions to …

By Doris Tabassum
Doris Tabassum Associate Director, Graduate School Advising
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My Summer in the Lampson Lab

Srikar Yelamarthy, COL ’24, Warrington, PA

Over the summer I had the opportunity to work in the Lampson Lab and conduct research in the field of cell biology. The lab focuses on the cell biology of meiotic drive in mammals, …

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CS Radio – Episode 168: Avoiding Toxic Job Postings

This week on CS Radio, the squad discusses another article from The Muse – this time on how to identify a potentially toxic workplace environment! Be wary when a posting uses cute or quirky titles, vagueness in the description, or …

By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager, co-host CS Radio
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Exploring Physics in the Field of Medicine

Jesica Mena, COL ‘ 23, Philadelphia, PA

‘This summer, I had the privilege of working for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a research assistant in the department of radiation oncology. As a member of the Hao Huang laboratory, I …

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