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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.
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Effectively articulate the transferable skills you offer employers based upon your first generation experience.
Explore career paths pursued by first gen Penn grads and learn about the qualities you contribute to the workplace as a first-gen student.
Career Services has renewed our partnership with The Wardrobe (formerly Career Wardrobe)! Students in need of professional clothing are invited to connect with The Wardrobe for a FREE in-person or virtual meeting with a consultant. Click here for more info.
This centralized university page features campus resources and information for students who identify as first generation and/or low income.
Have you ever networked with people outside of the U.S.? Whether you’re an international student looking to work in your home country or a domestic student looking for an adventure abroad, it’s always helpful to make connections in your industry …
By: David Ross, Senior Associate Director
Now that June is here, you may have started your summer experience (or will be starting soon). For those of you working this summer, here are some things to consider to make the most …
We’ve been hearing a lot from incoming Penn students – undergrads, grad students, and transfer students alike! We share your enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting and working with you in the fall!
Incoming students served by our office …
What is imposter syndrome? If you’ve never heard this term or experienced it, consider yourself lucky, but you may have experienced it without even realizing it. Imposter syndrome, perhaps at universities such as Penn, are not entirely uncommon. Anecdotally, it’s …