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The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIn groups, and browse additional job board postings. Remember to also search LinkedIn and MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers at the bottom of this page are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more! We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by major.
Although real estate, accounting and insurance are disparate industries, all offer a variety of job opportunities ranging from highly quantitative roles like real estate finance or actuarial work to careers that depend more heavily on interpersonal and communication skills such as sales and marketing. Check out our Vault Guides to learn more about options in these specific industries or try CareerExplorer, an interactive career test, to see your compatibility and learn more about over 800 careers.
In addition to conducting online research, it is important to talk to people actually working in the roles you are considering to learn more about what the work is actually like. Resources such as MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) and LinkedIN can help you find Penn alumni working in fields of interest. We also recommend connecting with campus organizations such as the Zell Lurie Real Estate Center and relevant Penn student groups or professional associations to learn more and grow your network. Read more about how to make connections here.
Handshake is a great place to begin your job or internship search! Use the industry filter to select accounting, insurance, or real estate. CareerShift is another tool available to help Penn students and alumni navigate the published and hidden job market to find career opportunities. In addition, consider exploring general job boards such as indeed.com as well as the industry-based job boards included in our resources section. You can find tips on preparing application materials and interviewing in our “Learn How To…” section.
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Wharton Undergraduate Society of Accounting offers the platform to explore accounting across disciplines and industries, providing a professional network for experiential learning, discovery, and development.
The Wharton Undergraduate Real Estate Club is dedicated to educating the Penn community about the real estate industry and exposing the undergraduate student body to the various opportunities in the field. It seeks to provide an intellectual environment that not …