Information for Students of Color
Career Services is proud to partner with these other VPUL offices in providing advice and guidance to our students. Look for us in these places throughout the year as we do “pop-up shop” style walk-in hours and joint programming.
Below, find a curated sampling of career resources specifically for students of color.
Makuu: The Black Cultural Center is the University of Pennsylvania’s focal point for student activities, ideas, outreach, and support linked to Black culture and the African Diaspora. Housed within the Division of the Vice Provost of University Life and located in the ARCH building in the heart of campus, Makuu provides a comfortable and convenient space for students to gather. Makuu’s professional and student staff work daily to provide academic, cultural, and social support to students and groups, connecting them to additional resources and opportunities.
La Casa Latina
The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina promotes greater awareness of Latinx issues, culture, and identity at Penn. La Casa Latina works closely with the Penn community to offer a supportive environment where all students are welcomed and engaged in programs, events, and dialogues that address important issues affecting Latinxs/Hispanics locally, nationally, and internationally.
Greenfield Intercultural Center
Known fondly as the “GIC,” the Greenfield Intercultural Center is more of a home than an institution. We provide a safe space for intercultural dialogue and interaction with students, faculty, staff and visitors from around the globe.
The center also offers numerous courses for credit, programs, and services designed to engage students around diversity and enhance their cultural competency skills for the 21st century.
The Pan-Asian American Community House opened in the fall of 2000 in response to students’ calls for a cultural resource center at the University of Pennsylvania where South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander cultures could be celebrated. PAACH is a community center that develops and implements innovative programs for leadership development and community service in close collaboration with Asian American student and community groups.
Natives at Penn
Natives at Penn is a student-run organization that creates awareness of Native/Indigenous culture, history, and enhances the visibility of Native/Indigenous students.
NAP undergraduates and graduate students plan programs to increase awareness of contemporary Native/Indigenous issues, attend inter-school events such as the All-Ivy Native Conference, work with the Office of Admissions to sponsor recruitment efforts and host Penn’s Annual Powwow every year.