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.

ATTENTION Incoming Students!

We’ve been hearing a lot from incoming Penn students – undergrads, grad students, and transfer students alike! We share your enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting and working with you in the fall!

Incoming students served by our office …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Associate Director, Communications & Technology
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The Ultimate Career Assessment Test for Students (Free)

originally published on Forage

Written byZoe Kaplan

Edited by Emily Courtney

Updated on March 15, 2024

Forage puts students first. Our blog articles are written independently by our editorial team. They have not been paid for or sponsored by …

By Esther Ra
Esther Ra Associate Director, Nursing/Education/Social Work
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A Note to Incoming Students About Handshake

We’ve been hearing a lot from incoming Penn students – undergrads, grad students, and transfer students alike! We share your enthusiasm and we look forward to meeting and working with you in the fall!

Incoming students served by our office …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Associate Director, Communications & Technology
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How To Craft a Diversity Statement for Graduate School Application

In recent years, more and more institutions of higher education are requesting applicants to graduate programs to write a statement of diversity. A diversity statement, also sometimes referred to as a personal history statement, is used by these institutions to …

By Doris Tabassum
Doris Tabassum Associate Director, Graduate School Advising
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Hobbies and Interests: Should They Be on Your Resume?

If you’ve ever used a resume template you might have noticed a section for “extracurricular activities” or “hobbies and interests.” Today we’re going to talk about how to use this to your advantage, as well as what to avoid.

A …

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Location

Phone
(215) 898-7531
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm