Professional development event for staff with career-related roles at Penn

Thank you for your interest in the presentations and resources shared as part of the 2021 Penn Career Conference. This was a collaborative event initiated by Penn Career Services and organized by a conference committee of staff from offices across Penn. Many thanks for their energy and ideas that made this a successful event.

You are welcome to revisit the presentations that were recorded during this event, and to view the resources shared by Penn staff below

Monday 24th May, 2021
 


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Tuesday 25th May, 2021
 


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Shared staff resources

Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical & Health Scientists

Authors: Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc, Rachel McGarrigle, MSEd, and Flaura Winston, MD, PhD

Submitted by: Rachel McGarrigle, MSEd, Director of Education, ITMAT Education Programs and Master’s and Certificate Programs, Perelman School of Medicine, rmcg@upenn.edu

Find it here: https://repository.upenn.edu/ace/

Academic Entrepreneurship is a free Open Education Resource that seeks to support and grow a new academic research community of Boundary Spanners – those who work in academia and with industry in order to realize the potential of basic discoveries that support the process of translational research through to commercialization and impact. There are more than 50 chapters of material, divided across the five major sections: Academia, People, Ideation, IP/Reg, and Finance. The content is designed for students, staff, and faculty who are interested in, or already engaged in, entrepreneurial activities.

Undergraduate Peer Career Advisors at Penn Career Services

Looking for more information, contact Jingy Yen (yenw@upenn.edu) or Mylene Kerschner (mylene@upenn.edu)

Find the full report here

Penn Career Services launched the Peer Career Advisor (PCA) program in the 2019-2020 academic year. Peer Career Advisors support fellow undergraduate students across all four schools by reviewing resumes and cover letters, helping students identify resources for career exploration, and advising students on applying for internships and full-time jobs. Peer Career Advisors also promote the services and programs of our office through outreach to student groups. They also contribute to office operations by executing administrative duties and delivering outstanding experiences to Career Services visitors.

Best Practices for Effective Mentor-Mentee Relationships

Submitted by: Megan Maxwell, MSW, Associate Director, ITMAT Education Programs, Perelman School of Medicine, mmaxwell@upenn.edu

Find it here: https://www.itmat.upenn.edu/itmat/education-and-training/assets/user-content/documents/junior-symposium-2019/best-practices-for-mentor-mentee-relationships.pdf

This tip sheet provides resources and best practices for both mentors and mentees to communicate effectively, align expectations, establish goals, etc. It was developed for Research Trainees at any stage (pre-doc, post-doc, junior faculty), but these key concepts could likely be adapted to a variety of mentoring relationships. Audience:  Mentors, Mentees, Grad Students, Predocs, Postdocs, Junior Faculty

Weitzman School of Design Externship Program

Submitted by: Kali Meeks, Ed.D., Associate Director, Professional Development & Leadership, Weitzman School of Design, kmeeks@design.upenn.edu

Find the overview here

The Office of Professional Development and Leadership created the Weitzman Externship Program in 2019, originally for Architecture students. It has since included City Planning and Landscape Architecture students. The Externship Program equips graduate level students with real world experience by taking their learning outside of the classroom. This allows students to expand their range of skills while connecting with working professionals.

Weitzman BIPOC Alumni Career Conversation Series (BACCS)
Submitted by: Kali Meeks, Ed.D., Associate Director, Professional Development & Leadership, Weitzman School of Design, kmeeks@design.upenn.eduFind the overview hereAs part of our effort to increase the diversity of the professions we help sustain, the Office of Professional Development will host a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Alumni Career Conversation Series (BACCS) to provide a safe forum for current students who identify as BIPOC to network with BIPOC alumni, ask career questions, and learn from others’ experiences.
Peer Career Advising for Weitzman School of Design Students
Submitted by: Dianne Hull, Associate Director, Career Services, dhull@upenn.edu
Find the overview here and a related article herePenn’s Career Services Graduate Student and Postdoc team serves graduate students and postdocs across 7 of Penn’s graduate schools, including The Weitzman School of Design. The 800+ graduate students in pre-professional programs are eager to learn how to translate the skills they learn in the classroom to the world of work. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Career Services’ pivoted our Weitzman work study student to serve as a peer career advisor (PCA) for her fellow students.

 

Questions? Comments? Please contact Joseph Barber (Penn Career Services) at barberjo@upenn.edu

Organizing Committee:
Barb Hewitt (Penn Career Services), Kristin Sowden (Penn LPS Online), Steve Hernandez (Wharton San Francisco), Jo Ellen McBride (Graduate Student Center), Rebecca Kass (MBA Career Management), Rachel McGarrigle (Perelman School of Medicine), Meredith Wooten (Graduate Student Center), Claire Klieger (Penn Career Services), J. Michael DeAngelis (Penn Career Services), Leon Malloy (Penn Career Services), Joseph Barber (Penn Career Services)