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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.
Explore our year-by-year career planning guides to help you make the most of your time at Penn and beyond!
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.
Even though Pride Month may be coming to a close, Career Services is always here to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGTBQ+) students and alumni navigate their own professional development and the job search. You may find that …
In our last post, we talked about why it’s important to follow up with the person who introduced you to someone else (after your call with the person you were introduced to). There was a common theme throughout that post: …
Many pre-health students wonder what the difference is between shadowing and clinical volunteering, as well as how much of these experiences they need before applying to professional school. Here’s a quick take:
Shadowing is observing a medical professional at work …
This is part of a series of posts by recipients of the 2021 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You …
Have you heard? Penn Career Services offers Summer Funding awards to support select students participating in work experiences that are unfunded or underfunded this summer.
You are invited to apply if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
You are a …