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First Generation and Low Income Students

Information for First Generation and Low Income Students

Career Services is committed to supporting first generation college students throughout their career exploration and professional development process. We collaborate closely with the Office of Penn First Plus, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, PennCAP, PennKIPP and student groups including PennFirst & Collective Success to provide targeted resources and programming.

Featured Articles

Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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All You Need to Know for the Fall Career Fairs

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Welcome back!

Even if yesterday was a first day unlike any other, we’re so glad to be kicking off a new semester. Of course, in Career Services, that means we’re gearing up for career fairs!

Naturally they’re going to look …

By Mylène Kerschner
Mylène Kerschner Associate Director, The College Mylène Kerschner
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11 Steps for succeeding at Video Interviews

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Prepare as diligently as you do for in-person interviews

While the format may be different, you still want to prepare just as diligently for remote interviews as you do for the ones that are in person. See the following list …

By Tiffany Franklin
Tiffany Franklin Associate Director, Engineering Tiffany Franklin
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Welcome to Career Services: Fall 2020 (Video)

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Career Services will be offered in a virtual fashion this fall, but in the same robust manner that you’ve come to expect. Learn more about virtual appointments, career fairs, and more. Learn more about our fall plans here.

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Biscuits & Radical Poetry – self-care advice for PhDs

Biscuits & Radical Poetry - self-care advice for PhDs

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:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Career Resources

Location

Phone
(215) 898-7531
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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