Alumni Recruiting and Mentoring Opportunities

Hire Penn Students and/or Alumni

Post Jobs or Internships on PennLink

Find great candidates for jobs and internships with your organizations by posting them on PennLink. It is free and easy to do. We also welcome alumni interested in scheduling an on-campus recruiting visit. (Note that third-party recruiters are asked to post their positions via the NaceLink Network.)

Represent Your Organization at a Career Fair

Career Services sponsors various career fairs throughout the year which can provide excellent opportunities to meet many qualified candidates in one day.

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Mentor Penn Students

Join QuakerNet

Through the new and improved QuakerNet site, Penn alumni can offer career advice and guidance to students and alumni with career questions. To sign up, visit www.myquakernet.com.

Serve as a Discovery Days Host

Discovery Days allow College of Arts and Sciences and Wharton undergraduate students a chance to observe a "day in the life" of professionals in careers of interest to them.  Discovery Days are typically held in early January when students are on winter break and in mid/late May after classes have ended.  Discovery Day hosts have the flexibility to design an experience unique to their particular career field. For more information on the 2013-2014 Discovery Days program, or if you would like to serve as a Discovery Day host, please contact David Ross at sdross@upenn.edu. You may also register here.

Serve as an Engineering Externship Host

Imagine how many ways an engineering sophomore might benefit from spending a day with you! "Externships" provide job-shadowing opportunities to help students discern how their skills and interests align with professional positions in their career fields of interest. Engineering externships take place during early January (winter break) and in May (after the spring semester ends). If you would like to be an externship host in January or May 2014, please register online. Contact Beth Olson, Associate Director of Career Services, at olsonel@upenn.edu or (215) 898-3012 if you have any questions. This program is sponsored by the Engineering Alumni Society Board and Career Services.

Serve as an Engineering Mentor

The SEAS Alumni Mentoring Program pairs alumni mentors with first-year undergraduate engineering students for one year.  The goal of the program is for alumni to share their invaluable workplace and educational experience with students beginning to explore career and school options and paths.   Each one-to-one mentor/student pair typically communicates throughout the year via email and phone, and when possible meet in person.   With questions, please contact the program administrator:  Jamie Grant, Associate Director of Career Services at jamie00@upenn.edu or (215) 898-3012.

Make a Social Media Contribution

Do you have career related thoughts to share with students or other Penn alums? We welcome entries for our Penn and Beyond blog. We also are always seeking alums who would like to 'tweet" for a day about their daily work activities through our PennCareerDay twitter feed. Contact Shannon Kelly at shakelly@upenn.edu if interested in contributing.

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