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Alumni

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.  To ensure the utmost safety for everyone, all appointments with alumni will be conducted remotely via videoconference or telephone until further notice. (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.

Should You Be A Career Lifer?

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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 …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
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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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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 …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Location

Phone
(215) 898-7531
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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