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Advising
Advisors are available to provide guidance to undergraduates and alumni and answer their questions about the application process, course requirements (if applicable), resumes and admissions essays, developing a list of schools, and the other application components. Appointments should be scheduled in advance either in person at Career Services or via telephone at 215-898-1789. For alumni who live outside of the Philadelphia area, telephone appointments are available.

Admissions Essays and Resume Critiques
Advisors can critique your admissions essays and resumes for graduate and professional school applications. If you are having trouble developing the content of your essay or would like to discuss options in more detail, feel free to make an appointment with an advisor. Advisors can provide up to two full critiques of each document per applicant in a given application cycle; we ask that applicants allow 5-7 business days for this review process.


Graduate and Professional School Event Programming

Throughout the year, a full programming schedule for applying to graduate and professional school is sponsored by Career Services to provide students with relevant information on preparing for, and being successful in, the admissions process. Career Services also coordinates a variety of panels each semester focusing on specific graduate programs, in which admissions staff, faculty, and graduate students are often represented at these programs.

Information sessions and panel discussions by admissions representatives are held throughout the year, but primarily in the fall semester. This progoramming provides students with an opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and learn more about their particular programs and institutions.

Library
Located directly across from the Reception area, the Career Services Library contains a variety of graduate and professional school resources. Reference materials on various graduate programs, standardized test preparation guides, as well as information about financial aid and essay writing are located in the graduate school section. In addition to our regular office hours (9am-5pm), Monday through Friday, the Library is open until 6pm (when classes are in session) a few days out of the week.

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Hours & Location

Career Services is open from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. In addition, during the academic year, the Career Services Library remains open until 6:00pm, Monday through Wednesday.

Career Services is located in Suite 20 of the McNeil Building (3718 Locust Walk),which is located between 37th and 38th Streets, directly across from Vance Hall.

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Advising Appointments and Walk-In Hours

Advising appointments can be scheduled in advance by visiting Career Services or by calling 215-898-1789. In addition, Walk-In Hours are available each week for quick questions.

Pre-Health Walk-In Hours:

  • Wednesdays: 2:00-4:00pm

Pre-Law Walk-In Hours:

  • Thursdays: 2:00-4:00pm

Extra Pre-Health Walk-Ins (Mia Carpiniello):

  • Monday, February 3rd: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Monday, March 3rd: 12:00-1:30pm
  • Thursday, April 3rd: 12:00-1:30pm

* Please note that these are scheduled hours during the academic year; they may vary during the summer and around holidays.

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Advising Staff

Todd Rothman, M.A.
Senior Associate Director
Chief Pre-Law Advisor; Pre-Health and Pre-Grad (Psychology) Advisor
trothman@upenn.edu

Carol Hagan, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Chief Pre-Health Advisor; Pre-Grad Advisor
chagan@upenn.edu

Anne Reedstrom, Ed.D.
Associate Director
Pre-Health, Pre-Law, and Pre-Grad (Education) Advisor
anner2@upenn.edu

Mia Carpiniello, J.D.
Associate Director
Pre-Health Advisor
miacarp@upenn.edu

Ferrell Townsend, B.A.
Administrative Assistant
ferrellt@upenn.edu

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Email Listservs

For Health Professions Schools

If you are interested in receiving announcements and information related to Health Professions Schools (i.e. Medical, Dental, Veterinary Schools), please subscribe to the appropriate e-mail listserv below, based upon the first letter of your last name:

  • PreHealthA-E
  • PreHealthF-K
  • PreHealthL-R
  • PreHealthS-Z

To subscribe, please send an email to listserv@lists.upenn.edu. The body of the message must contain the notation: SUBscribe PreHealthA-E (or the corresponding listserv for your last name).


For Law Schools

If you are interested in receiving announcements and information related to Law Schools, please subscribe to the appropriate e-mail listserv below, based upon the first letter of your last name:

  • PreLawA-G
  • PreLawH-P
  • PreLawQ-Z

To subscribe, please send an email to listserv@lists.upenn.edu. The body of the message must contain the notation: SUBscribe PreLawA-G (or the corresponding listserv for your last name).


For Graduate Schools

If you are interested in receiving announcements and information related to Graduate Schools (in fields other than law and the health professions), please subscribe to the appropriate e-mail listserv below, based upon the first letter of your last name:

  • PreGradA-G
  • PreGradH-P
  • PreGradQ-Z

To subscribe, please send an email to listserv@lists.upenn.edu. The body of the message must contain the notation: SUBscribe PreGradA-G (or the corresponding listserv for your last name).

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