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Career Services is committed to supporting women in their career exploration and professional development and to provide targeted resources that may be helpful to them. We encourage you to explore the resources on this page and throughout the Career Services website. Penn students and alumni can also schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor by logging into Handshake.
Many organizations are interested in diversifying their workforce, including hiring more women. Career Services has created a running list of diversity recruitment programs that may interest you. You may also want to review the resources linked at the bottom of the page. Read more about searching for a job or internship.
Unfortunately there still exists a gender wage gap in many parts of the world, including the United States. Check out these resources to help you research salaries and negotiate offers. You can also log in to Big Interview with your Penn Key to access an extensive negotiation curriculum.
The Penn Women’s Center works with students, staff and faculty of all genders and identities. The Center’s mission is to promote gender justice, and to empower, support, and advance personal and professional development for women and female identified persons.
On this page, we’ve compiled many resources to help you prepare for a career in the life or physical sciences. Of particular interest should be our industry specific job boards, as well as various scientific professional organizations.
Madeleine Sleeman, COL ’23, Pound Ridge, NY
This summer, the generosity of Penn Career Services enabled me to work in the Thaiss Lab at the Microbiology Department, Perelman School of Medicine. I have been a member of the Thaiss Lab for …
Julia Fiedor, COL ’23, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
This summer, I conducted research in the Radiation Oncology department at the Perelman School of Medicine. I worked in the CSConn Lab, which focuses on cancer at the translational level. I started my …
Before you land a job, you might spend hours learning a particular set of skills to thrive in that industry and role. Once you start your first day, however, your learning should be far from over. Upskilling is when you …
As you start thinking about medical school admissions, you will repeatedly hear that the MCAT is a marathon, not a sprint. This means that the endurance and stamina required to master this exam – physical, mental, and emotional – must be built …
Megan Laubacher, NUR ’24, Spencerport, NY
This summer, I had the opportunity to work on a research study with Neoneur at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Neoneur is a tele-health device that monitors infants’ respiration and sucking patterns while they …