Services for Master's Students

Appointments and Walk-ins By Advisor
List of Additional Services
Email Lists

Appointments & Walk-Ins

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Graduate School of Education, Social Policy and Practice, and School of Nursing
School of Arts and Sciences, Design, and Medicine

Career Services counselors are available to discuss concerns regarding career planning and job hunting during appointments, walk-ins and mock interviews. Walk-in appointments are 15-minute meetings available on a first-come first-served basis, appointments are half-hour meetings scheduled in advance and mock interviews are one-hour practice sessions designed to sharpen your interviewing skills. Video recording is available for mock interviews upon request.

During walk-in times, counselors are available to answer your questions or review your documents during 15-minute time slots. Given the limited time, you should use walk-in appointments to get answers to specific questions you have, or to have a preliminary review of your job application materials.

These times, and the specific counselors who are scheduled to take walk-ins each day are subject to change. It is best to call ahead to confirm that walk-ins are being held.

QUICK TIP: Check out the Job Search Materials page on our website before your appointment, if you are interested in getting a review of your cover letter, CV, resume, or other written correspondence. There are useful resources on this page that can help you develop a more effective draft that we can then review with you.

FOR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE MASTER's STUDENTS 

215-898-3012

Rosette Pyne, Senior Associate Director
rpyne@upenn.edu

Jamie Grant, Associate Director
jamie00@upenn.edu

Tiffany Franklin, Associate Director
ftiffany@upenn.edu

Tamara Mason, Administrative Assistant
masont@upenn.edu

Advisors are available to discuss concerns regarding career planning and job searching through half-hour appointments or on a walk-in basis. Walk-in advising blocks are 10–15 minutes long and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start of each walk-in block in order to sign in. Walk-in sessions are in our offices in Suite 20 in the basement of the McNeil Building.

Appointments: To schedule an appointment in advance with a career advisor, contact Tamara at 215-898-3012. 

Walk-Ins: Walk-in sessions are available to engineering students as follows:

December 1–19:     

  • 10a–11a: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Engineering Resume Critiques

If you would like to have your resume critiqued by a career advisor, submit any documents for review specifically to the Engineering Team at Career Services by dropping off printed documents in our office when classes are in session. Emailed resumes will only be accepted for alumni or students who are not on campus. If by email, please be sure that the documents sent are in Word (no PDFs) and that you put "Review Request" in the subject line. Please allow up to three to five business (working) days for your review to be completed.

FOR THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, THE SCHOOL OF NURSING AND THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY & PRACTICE MASTER's students

215-898-4381

Sharon Fleshman, Senior Associate Director
Available by appointment.
fleshman@upenn.edu

John Tuton, Career Advisor
Available by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays.
jftuton@upenn.edu

Sarah Hastings, Career Advisor
Available by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
shasting@upenn.edu

Nursing Walk-ins
Monday, 12pm-1pm

GSE Walk-ins
Tuesdays, 1:30pm-2:30pm

SP2 Walk-ins
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm

FOR ALL OTHER MASTER'S students in supported programs (ArTS & SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF DESIGN, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE)

215-898-7530
Appointments must be scheduled by phone and not by emailing individual advisors. Please call during normal office hours (9am-5pm, Monday through Friday).

Rosanne Lurie, Senior Associate Director
Available by appointment.
Walk-ins 1:30-2:30pm on Mondays, and 2-3pm on Fridays.
rlurie@upenn.edu

Joseph Barber, Ph.D., Associate Director
Available by appointment.
Walk-ins 2:30-3:30pm on Mondays, and 2-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
barberjo@upenn.edu

Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D., Associate Director
Available by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and every other Friday.
Walk-ins 2-3pm on Wednesdays.
fwil@upenn.edu

Julie Miller Vick, Senior Career Advisor
Available by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Walk-ins 11am-12pm on Wednesdays.
vick@upenn.edu


List of Additional Services

Practice Interview Sessions
You may schedule a video practice interview with a Career Services counselor who will help you present yourself to employers more effectively. The counselor will ask you types of questions you may get in an interview, will record and play back the mock interview so that you can discuss how you did, and what strategies you might use to answer certain types of questions more effectively. Call to schedule a 45-minute mock interview; if you wish, you may then email the counselor with whom you will be meeting to let them know for what type of position you will be interviewing. You can also send the job announcement and your application materials ahead of time as well, as this can help us put together a list of the general types of questions that you might be asked during your interview.

Programs and Workshops
We offer many programs on career options, job-hunting, and preparation for academic and non-academic careers. Click here for a sample of program details, including archived presentations of past programs.

Library
The Career Services library includes directories of employers, books on career fields and job-hunting, periodicals that list job openings, and fellowship information. Click here to go to the Library Homepage.

Files of Letters of Recommendation
Career Services has recently partnered with Interfolio, Inc., the premier web-based credential file management service since 1999. For more information, visit the Credentials Homepage.

Alumni Career Networks
Approximately 2,000 alumni in more than 30 career fields can talk with you individually to discuss their work. To connect with a member of PACNet (Penn Alumni Career Network), click here. Additional resources are available on Career Services' main Alumni Menu.

Email Lists / Listservs
Career Services counselors maintain distribution lists so that program, job and funding information can reach graduate students and postdocs quickly and directly. To see a complete listing of the lists we offer and to get instructions on how to sign up, please click here.

Job Listings, Internships, Summer and Part-Time Jobs
Permanent, summer, and part-time openings with employers interested in Penn students can be found online through PennLink, iNet, and through our listservs.

Recruiting
Representatives from government and business conduct employment interviews with students who will graduate within the year. Click here to go to our On Campus Recruiting homepage. See one of the graduate counselors to discuss ways to work with the recruiting system. Hundreds of presentations also give you ways to meet representatives of organizations. Career fairs are a good way to connect with employers in nonprofit, public service and private sector organizations. Click here for a list of our career fairs.

Fellowship Information
Funding directories are available, including The Grants Advisor and the Career Services Funding Database through the funding section of the Career Services homepage.