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The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest that you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, and make connections by joining LinkedIn groups or connecting with Penn alumni on MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers on this page are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!
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 science 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 assessment, 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. 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.
In our last post, we talked about why it’s important to follow up with the person who introduced you to someone else (after your call with the person you were introduced to). There was a common theme throughout that post: …
Have you heard? Penn Career Services offers Summer Funding awards to support select students participating in work experiences that are unfunded or underfunded this summer.
You are invited to apply if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
You are a …
With the summer internship search and post-graduation job search in full swing for many students, I couldn’t help but think about a NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) report I read in back in November 2021.
According to NACE, …
This is part of a series of posts by recipients of the 2021 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You …