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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

Looking for career advising for yourself? We can assist you if you are a current student or alumni of the programs we serve. Otherwise, most employees who have worked at Penn for at least one year are eligible for career coaching through Penn HR.

Featured Articles

All You Need to Know for the Fall Career Fairs

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Welcome back!

Even if yesterday was a first day unlike any other, we’re so glad to be kicking off a new semester. Of course, in Career Services, that means we’re gearing up for career fairs!

Naturally they’re going to look …

By Mylène Kerschner
Mylène Kerschner Associate Director, The College Mylène Kerschner
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How to Nurture Diversity & Inclusion at the Team Level

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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has led more of us to question how we can break down the racial barriers that prevent us from including and engaging with diversity. This is a big question and there is no single …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Orienting Orientations

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Career Services welcomes all new students to Penn! Whether you are an incoming freshmen, graduate student or transfer, we can’t wait to meet you – even if just virtually to start.  At Career Services, we turn possibilities into realities. While …

By Michael DeAngelis
Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager Michael DeAngelis
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Preparing for Fall 2020 Recruiting

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Fall 2020 will look like no other semester in Penn’s history and certainly not what any of us had imagined.  Even though we will be working remotely, Career Services is fully prepared to continue to provide all of the services …

By Barbara Hewitt
Barbara Hewitt Executive Director Barbara Hewitt
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Afraid to Talk About Sensitive Topics at Work? Read this Guide First

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Imagine this: you are at a meeting where some colleagues are beginning to talk about a sensitive topic, such as race and racism in higher education. You know that there is a possibility of accidentally offending someone with your thoughts, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Career Resources

Location

Phone
(215) 898-7531
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Service Hours

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9am-5pm
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9am-5pm
W
9am-5pm
TH
9am-5pm
F
9am-5pm