Faculty & Staff

Information for Faculty & Staff

Career Services offers guidance to undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and alumni on all aspects of career planning, job and internship searching, and graduate study. We serve all students at the University with the exception of Law, Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine and MBA students, with services including:

  • Individual career advising through scheduled appointments and brief “walk-ins” for quick questions
  • Advising students unclear about their options or needing help with career decisions
  • Helping students appreciate the range of career possibilities opened up by studies in particular fields
  • Substantial databases of summer jobs, internships and full-time post-graduate positions
  • Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing practice
  • Assistance with graduate and professional school applications, including advice on optimal application strategies, reviews of personal statements and graduate school essays
  • An exceptional website and digital career resources featuring up-to-date information on career fields, graduate programs and potential employers
  • Alumni/alumnae and faculty panels on career fields and graduate study
  • An extremely active On-Campus Recruiting program through which employers come to Penn to present their organizations, as well as interview students for permanent positions and summer jobs and internships
  • Broad connections with employers across career fields that encourages them to come to campus to give information sessions or participate in the career fairs we organize
  • Customized communications with students through specific distribution lists and industry/population-focused newsletters
  • Data on career outcomes for Penn students through annual Career Plans Survey Reports
  • Resources for students from specific populations

Featured Articles

Pre-health Prep: Shadowing vs. Clinical Volunteering

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Many pre-health students wonder what the difference is between shadowing and clinical volunteering, as well as how much of these experiences they before applying to professional school.  Here’s a quick take:

Shadowing is observing a medical professional at work in …

By Carol Hagan
Carol Hagan Senior Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Carol Hagan
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Discovery Days – NBCUniversal

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Ryan Bush is a sophomore in the College studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, with minors in Business Economics and Data Analytics. He is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Last year, I had the privilege of participating in the Penn Career …

By Ryan Bush
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Making the World a Better Place

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Usually in January I write a blog that is forward thinking – a new month, a new year, even a whole new decade this January!  However, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed recently I came upon a post that …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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CS Radio: The Best of 2019

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2019 was another great year for our podcast, with some amazing guests and engaging discussions! Here’s a look back at our top episodes of 2019, which contained the second half of Season Four and the first half of Season Five. …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Final Exams & Winter Break at Career Services

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Career Services wishes you the very best during finals! Below is our schedule during final exams and winter break:

12/13: 9am-5pm; Last day for Peer Career Pop-Ins: 1pm-5pm

12/16: 9am-5pm

12/17: Abbreviated hours: 9am-12noon; 2pm-4pm

12/18 and 12/19: 9am-5pm

12/20:

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Career Resources

Location

Phone (215) 898-7531
Email careerservices@vpul.upenn.edu
Website https://careerservices.upenn.edu
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Service Hours

M9am-5pm
T9am-5pm
W9am-5pm
TH9am-5pm
F9am-5pm