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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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Networking Tips for International Students

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 …

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