To provide the highest level of safety for Penn students and our employer partners, most employer engagement activities are currently being held virtually. Although our students and employers will not be able to meet in person there will fortunately be many opportunities to connect with hundreds of employers virtually through interviews, career fairs, and information sessions. Information on these options is below. If you have questions, certainly feel free to connect with a career advisor by scheduling an appointment on Handshake or reserving a “same day advising” meeting for quick questions. Students may also reserve a private room in the on-campus recruiting suite (Suite 90, McNeil Bldg., 3718 Locust Walk) to participate in interviews between 9:00 – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Reservations can be made here.
Because things are rapidly changing in the current climate, we urge students to regularly check both the OCI (on campus interviews) and non-OCI job and internship postings in Handshake as some employers who traditionally have participated in on-campus interviews will instead post their job or internship opportunity in Handshake and then coordinate their interviews outside of the traditional OCI process.
Virtual "On Campus" Interviews
Each year hundreds of employers conduct first-round interviews with Penn students for post-graduate and internship opportunities. While OCI activity is most robust in the fall, employers may conduct interviews throughout the academic year. During Fall 2021, we will be coordinating virtual “OCI” interviews. Find out more here!
Virtual Employer Information Sessions and Workshops
Employer information sessions and employer-led workshops provide excellent opportunities for students to both learn about the particular organization and to meet representatives, often Penn alumni, employed by the organization. This is your chance to both learn and network!
Virtual Career Fairs
Career Services coordinates a variety of career fairs each year open to students seeking internship and post-graduate opportunities across a wide range of industries. See the complete listing here! All fairs will be virtual in Fall 2021. Learn more about Handshake’s virtual platform here.