Develop Professional & Leadership Skills
Professional development and leadership skills can sound vague due to the broad scope of what they entail, but it’s important to find opportunities to grow and develop skills and qualifications, whether applying for jobs, internships, fellowships, graduate school, or other forms of continuing education.
Get Involved On Campus
Getting involved on campus is a great way to build skills, tap into your interests & passions, and put learning into practice. Penn has a wide array of student groups and organizations that allow students to grow and explore; the payoff of getting involved are as diverse as the opportunities.
Professional associations that are dedicated to a specific industry or job are a great way to make connections, find professional resources, participate in events such as professional development seminars and conferences, and become engaged by way of committees and projects that offer increased growth and exposure.
Employers from a wide variety of industries and hiring for various jobs, have been surveyed extensively in the past few years to determine what qualities contribute to the success of their employees. Career Services has compiled a list of competencies to help you identify areas of strength and potential growth that will contribute to productive, lifelong professional development.
As if starting a new job wasn’t already daunting enough, you may now be faced with the challenge of starting a new job remotely, without ever meeting your colleagues in person. This might be happening during the coronavirus pandemic—and hey, …
I recently came across this excellent short over on the Indeed.com blog about various careers in the film industry that are great fits for introverted people. I myself am an introvert – yes, even as the host of a podcast …
Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:
Regina Jaslow, W’97, President of the Wharton Club of New York.
The business degree I attained at Wharton was in marketing, entrepreneurial and strategic management. The one highly valuable thing I didn’t learn at Wharton was sales skills. The ways …
CS Radio is back for 2021! Michael and Mylene take a look at the concept of having a personal “board of directors” and how they can help shape your career.