Information for Masters Students
Career Services advisors are available to discuss your questions about career planning and job hunting during appointments, drop-ins, and mock interviews. We have a variety of career related digital resources available for Masters students which you can explore on this page, including our Handshake job board which lists thousands of positions posted each year.
For resources available to Masters students in your career field, visit our Community pages.
If you would like to discuss any career related matters with one of our career advisors, you can schedule an appointment through Handshake or by calling our office. Career Services advisors can discuss a range of topics with you from helping you to think through and clarify your career goals to perfecting your resume or interviewing skills.
NEW RESOURCE FOR MASTER’S STUDENTS:
Beyond Graduate School is a one-of-a-kind online career training platform for master’s students. The platform provides on-demand, self-paced learning modules that allow master’s students to explore career options and learn proven job search strategies to secure employment after graduation. Beyond Grad School also hosts a unique video library where students can hear from master’s degree holders working in all career sectors. To log in simply visit Beyond Graduate School, select University of Pennsylvania, and enter your PennKey and password information.
Have further questions? Contact us.
Reflect and Explore Options
Taking time to reflect on and understand your work values, skills, and interests allows you to pursue a career that is meaningful, challenging, and rewarding before you launch into a job search. This provides a solid foundation for your next steps
Network and Gather Information
Networking is simply talking and building relationships with professionals in careers that interest you to help you learn what it’s like to work in a particular role, field, or industry. Think of it as talking with people to research and gather information about careers.
Professionalize and Gain Experience
Use your time as a Masters student at Penn to pursue activities related to your career interests and develop yourself professionally. These opportunities will allow you to demonstrate the skills, experience, and professionalism for a successful job search.
Take Action and Make Decisions
Once you’ve spent time reflecting, exploring, networking, and gaining experience to prepare for your future career, you’ll be ready to take action and make decisions about your professional life. Career Services is here to support you throughout this process.
Meet Your Career Advisors
Our Career Advisors are available to discuss a range of topics with you, from helping you think through and clarify your career goals, perfecting your resume, or preparing for an interview with a mock interview appointment. Click below to to view the Masters Student Career Advisors.