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.
Creative thinking is the ability to come up with unique, original solutions. Also known as creative problem-solving, creative thinking is a valuable and marketable soft skill in a wide variety of careers. In this guide, you’ll learn:
Finding balance between life and work is something we all strive for, but often find difficult to attain. It can feel like certain aspects of our lives are in competition with each other; taking time from one to support another …
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:
Here is your new post from the Carpe Careers blog, published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:
With any job or internship application, there’s the chance that you may not get an offer for the position. The reasons can vary, and sometimes it can come down to not being the right person for the job. Those looking …