Staff members in Career Services are excited to work with transfer students to support their career goals. To best achieve this, we encourage transfer students to engage with us as soon as possible when they arrive on campus.
Our office is divided into teams serving students by school population (College, Engineering & Wharton) as well as a dedicated team working with students interested in pursuing graduate or professional school.
Career Planning Timelines
Engagement with employers starts early at Penn with career fairs and employer information sessions right at the beginning of the fall semester!
As you transition to Penn and think about making the most of your time as a student, we also encourage you to view our year-by-year career planning timelines.
Resumes & Transcripts for Transfer Students
When creating or updating your resume or uploading your unofficial transcript as transfer student, there are several considerations which can make the process confusing – whether or not to include your previous school, questions about how to list your GPA (combined or separately) and other factors that can make creating the right document tricky. Here is a link to a list of FAQs to aid you in this process.
Ways to Get Involved
One of the best ways to get acclimated at Penn is explore your interests by joining a club. Many of the business-oriented clubs can be found through The Wharton Council, though you typically don’t have to be a Wharton student to join. Penn Transfer Student Organization (PTSO) is also a great source of resources and support for new transfer students at Penn.
Meet Your Career Advisors
Career Advisors at Career Services are here to help guide you in the right direction in planning how to go about looking for the right internship or job. Find out who they are here!
Affinity and Industry Communities
You can find more about more specific career options, browse through featured articles, identify tailored resources and view video content specifically focused on your interests.
Prepare for Graduate School
Transfer students should be extra aware of certain timelines, particularly in terms of medical school and graduate school planning and on-campus interviewing. For pre-med students, please check out our list of pre-med FAQs for transfer students.
Career Services has advisers and resources specifically for those preparing to continue their education: