Prepare Application Materials

Preparing application materials for internships, jobs, and graduate school

Whether you’re applying for internships and jobs in industry, non-profits, government, or academia, or planning on heading to graduate degrees, Career Services can help you navigate the timeline and process of seeking jobs in a diversity of fields. We’re here to help you translate and communicate the skills and experiences you’ve gained at Penn as you demonstrate your fit for different roles, organizations, and industries. We can guide you through all aspects of the application process as you explore opportunities in a career field that interests you. Make an appointment with a Career Advisor via Handshake at any stage of your process. Click below for more information about preparing application materials for the next step in your professional and career development.

 

Featured Articles

How one common phrase often used by PhDs can undermine your job search

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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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Managing Subconscious Messages in Your Job Search

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The career exploration and job search processes are very active, fully conscious experiences. They require you to be intentional and proactive, and to communicate your career goals in direct ways to yourself (yes, sometimes you still need convincing, too) and …

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs Joseph Barber
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Jobseeker Tips | Should Your Resume Include Employment Dates?

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How much information on a resume is too much? This common jobseeker’s quandary may have you stumped, especially when it comes to specifics like the dates of past employment. You don’t want to leave crucial info out of the picture, …

By Amy Bergen - 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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Should You Resend Your Application If You Notice A Mistake?

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Today’s question is inspired by a reader who made a formatting blunder on his resume:

Last week I applied for a job and this week noticed a formatting error on the document I sent. Bullet points in one section were not …

By Victoria Crispo - 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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Iterative Design – of a resume

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The term iterative design is commonly used in professional circles; defined as “a methodology based on a cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product or process.”  (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

The iterative design process also has great value …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering Jamie Grant
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