Career Services remain available to Penn alumni served by our office even after you graduate! We have a variety of career related digital resources available for alumni which you can explore, including our Handshake job board which lists thousands of positions posted for Penn alumni each year.
Alumni of online-only programs should contact their program for services.
Handshake & Appointments
Handshake is Career Services’s core platform. Here you can find our job board, network with students and alumni, view our full calendar of events, and schedule an appointment or mock interview with an adviser. If you graduated in 1997 or later, you automatically have an account, which can be accessed with your PennKey. If you graduated prior to 1997 or are having trouble accessing Handshake, please contact our Handshake manager.
Alumni may schedule up to three appointments within a 12-month period with a Penn Career Services advisor. (Note that alumni within one year of graduation and those applying to graduate programs are not subject to the three appointment limit.) See the list of Career Advising teams to find your appropriate advisor. Alumni who feel they may need additional support are welcome to review this list of External Career Coaches as an additional resource.
Network & Explore
Career Services provides many ways to network with potential employers and other Penn alumni and explore career options. Stay connected with MyPenn to easily access our searchable database of Penn alumni. Utilize CareerShift to establish a structured and strategic way to explore and network with contacts across career fields, industries, and employers. Consider joining the Penn Alumni Career Design Fellowship to help you plan what comes next in your career.
Use the different sections of our website to find information on:
Apply for New Opportunities
Career Services thanks you for your interest in supporting us through a donation! You may choose to give to our general fund, which supports all of our efforts, or give specifically to our Summer Funding program, which enables us to support students with low or non-paying summer opportunities.
Connect with Alumni Relations
The Alumni Education Office partners with Career Services to offer the Live Career Tools Series, a wide array of professional development seminars and workshops exclusively for alumni. Click here to discover other ways to engage and connect.
Recruit & Support Penn Students
There are many ways in which Penn alumni can stay connected with current Penn students including a variety of mentoring and networking opportunities. Career Services can also help you recruit students for internship or full-time opportunities!
Would you like to support Penn students through a donation? You may give to Career Services’ general fund, which supports all of our efforts in helping Penn students, or give specifically to our Summer Funding program, which enables us to support students with low or non-paying summer opportunities.
Apply to Graduate School
Career Services has an entire team dedicated to helping you achieve your graduate and professional school goals. Whether it be gathering information on programs that match your interests and career plans, identifying graduate school resources, preparing your application materials or understanding timelines, a pre-graduate school advisor is here to help.