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Prospective Students

Information for Prospective Students

The University of Pennsylvania is an amazing place that allows students to explore their interests through taking classes, getting involved with a huge range of clubs and activities, volunteering in the community, traveling to learn about different cultures, or interning with an employer.  After graduation, Penn alumni go on to make an impact in the world in all areas – business, nonprofits, arts, healthcare, technology, education, and more! There is no one path to success and the Penn Career Services office is here to help you explore your individual interests and the world of work.  We provide individualized career advising to students to help you explore what career areas might be a good fit for you, to help you succeed in the job and internship search process, and by advising on graduate and professional school applications for those who elect to pursue an advanced degree. We connect students with hundreds of employers on campus through career fairs, on-campus recruiting and employer information sessions and to thousands more through our Handshake Career Services platform.  Take a few minutes to explore our website to learn more about our services and our student outcomes.

Looking Back…. And Forward

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Whew… we’ve almost made it through this incredibly strange 2020-2021 academic year.  Congrats to all of you, especially graduating students. We’ve muddled through zoom fatigue, social distancing, and have been faced with significant challenges throughout the pandemic.  For many, there …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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Legal Career Paths: From Lawyer to Sci-Fi Novelist and Hollywood Screenwriter

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Melinda M. Snodgrass studied opera at the Conservatory of Vienna, graduated from the University of New Mexico, magna cum laude, in history, and went on to Law School. After practicing for three years, she left law and turned to writing.

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Taking the Imposter out of Imposter Syndrome

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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 …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Associate Director, Nursing/Education/Social Work Esther Ra
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Pre-Health Panelist Spotlight

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During the Pre-Health Chat: Making the Most of Your Clinical Experience, Shreya Ganguly CAS ’19 shared reflections on her most meaningful clinical experiences.  Read below to learn more about her personal experiences and advice for navigating clinical opportunities.

Interested in …

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Introverted? Why Not Try Showbiz!

A black and white storyboard image of a young man holding a poker chip in front of his face. His eyes express shock for unknown reasons.

I recently came across this excellent short over on the Indeed.com blog about various careers in the film industry that are great fits for introverted people. I myself am an introvert – yes, even as the host of a podcast …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Career Resources


(215) 898-7531

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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