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.
We’ve all seen the headlines: record inflation, rising interest rates, tumbling stocks, and looming recession. With talk of hiring freezes and layoffs, employees are anxious about what could happen to their careers in this troubled economy.
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 TabassumAssociate Director, Graduate School Advising
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.
Like many other international students, I was very focused on the academic part of student life when I arrived in the U.S. In my junior year of college, I suddenly felt this job-seeking urgency. I was only a couple of …