Learn how Career Services is assisting during COVID-19.

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

An Update on Career Services for Fall 2020


It has been a challenging few months for all of us given the COVID 19 pandemic and the social distancing measures we have taken. We hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy as we move into the …

By Barbara Hewitt
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A Defining Year for NTD and WASH Collaboration


This article is by Kelly Bridges (COL ’16) and originally appeared on the Water Center at Penn blog.

2020 has been dubbed by many in global health as the Year of Neglected Tropical Diseases, or NTDs. Ringing in this momentous …

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Adapting to the Hurt of Sea Level Rise

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This article is by John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSM (MES 2018), and originally appeared on the Water Center at Penn blog.

I had the distinct pleasure of moderating author Gilbert (Gil) Gaul at the Princeton Free Library on October …

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Innovation in the Water Industry


This article is by Dr. Marianne Langridge (SEAS MS 1993, PhD 1994), and was originally published on the Water Center at Penn’s blog.

As a professional in the water and environment industry for the past 25 years, I have always …

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Supreme Court Rules to Protect Gay and Transgender Workers

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On Monday, June 15, right in the middle of Pride Month, during a global pandemic and on the crest of an incredible wave of Civil Rights action, the Supreme Court made a monumental decision. The Court ruled 6 to 3 …

By Mylène Kerschner
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