Calendar of Events, Program Archives
Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters, Research Statements, Teaching Philosophy
Statements and other Correspondence
Networking, Interviewing, Negotiating
Field-Specific Resources, Academic Job Market, Expanded Career Opportunities
Reports and Advice from your Peers
Guides and Databases
Complete List of Services, Email Lists, Appointments & Walk-ins
The resources here are geared toward doctoral students and research Master’s (M.A., MS.) in Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Design, Engineering and Applied Science and Medicine as well as alumni of those schools and postdoctoral fellows. These same resources as well as some discipline-specific ones can be found on Career Services web pages for doctoral students in Education, Social Policy and Practice and Nursing.
On the left, you'll find information on how to connect with career advisors and links to an array of career resources. Depending on your area of interest, you may want to join one of our email lists to receive information about workshops, programs, jobs and internships.
Students who are interested in pursuing an additional graduate degree should check in with Career Services' Pre-Grad Advising Team.
During your time at Penn you can use our services whenever you need them. We encourage you to:
- Join us for workshops on a wide range of topics, from resumes and interviewing to offer negotiation and networking.
- Schedule a mock interview with career advisors to get feedback on your interview style and technique.
- Drop by for walk-ins to get answers from a career advisor for your quick questions.
- Set up an appointment to get your resume/CV and other job search materials reviewed and critiqued.
- Visit the funding resources section of our website to see what opportunities exist for your academic program.
- Participate in discussion panels on applying for academic jobs, and talk with faculty from different types of institutiuons.
- Attend panel discussions on non-academic career options and take the opportunity to network with the speakers.
- Make use of our career planning resources as you consider your options during your degree program and after you are done.
- Utilize on-campus recruiting and the info sessions they provide, as allowed by your Penn status.
- Download Career Services podcasts, such as Job Hunting in a Difficult Economy, or visit Career Services' Vimeo Channel.
- Check in with Career Services' Pre-Grad Advising Team if you are interested in pursuing an additional graduate degree.
Alumni of graduate programs are welcome to use most of our services.
There are many resources for you, including the chance to connect with other alumni.
Attention 2013 Graduates: Please take a moment to complete the 2013 Graduate Career Plans Survey
Take advantage of this semester's Job Search Series to help you build the skills you need to be effective before and during your job search. Whether you are looking for advice on how to network online or in person, what to write in your cover letter, how to handle tricky interview questions, or what to do about negotiating offers, you will find a workshop to get you started. Learn the basics at the workshops and then set up an individual appointment with an advisor to discuss your unique questions. There is no need to register to attend these workshops, and PDF versions of any presentations given will usually be available on the calendar a few days after each workshop if you want access to the slides, or cannot make the workshop in person. Download the flyer HERE to see the dates and times for these workshops, or view our calendar page to see the complete list of programs, workshops, and career fairs that we offer this semester.
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