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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

Iterative Design – of a resume


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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You Don’t Have To Be A Genius To Write An Effective Resume

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The year is 1482, and a determined Leonardo da Vinci writes a letter highlighting his experience and sends it to his potential employer. This is the birth of the 500-year old exercise of writing a resume.

Today, resumes are still …

By Jim Leahy - WayUp Guide
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Introducing Peer Career Advisor Pop-Ins!

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All summer, we have been prepping and planning for when students return in the fall. This semester, we are launching the new Peer Career Advising program which will provide undergraduate students with more advising resources through quick, 15 minute Pop-ins.

By Jingy Yen
Jingy Yen Associate Director, Wharton Undergrad Jingy Yen
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Managing your job search messaging from the conscious to the subconscious


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

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