Spring 2014 Master's Program Calendar

Career Services staff organize programs and workshops to assist graduate students and postdocs with career decision making and job hunting.  For a detailed description of each program, including whether or not preregistration is necessary, click on the program title. Check this page periodically, as we add new programs throughout the semester. To receive current program announcements, as well as job, internship, and fellowship announcements, subscribe to one of our graduate e-mail distribution lists. Please note that the times and dates of events listed below are subject to change.

Wharton MBA Students: Please visit Wharton's MBA Career Management.
Penn Law Students: Please visit Penn Law's Career Planning & Professionalism.
MD Candidates: Please visit Penn Medicine's Advising & Career.

Most programs are open to ALL graduate students served by Career Services, but a few are either degree-specific or school-specific. Refer to the right-hand column to see which programs are related specifically to your degree and/or area of study. International students are encouraged to take advantage of some additional specialized programs.

School Specific Programs:    

Grad Education = EDU
PennDesign = DES
Engineering = ENG
Medicine = MED
Grad Nursing = NUR
Graduate Arts & Sciences = GSAS
Social Policy & Practice = SP2


If you have questions related to any of the Spring 2014 programs, please contact the Career Services advising team for your school.

PROGRAM SERIES PDFs

PennDesign Programming
Spring 2014

Job Search Series S'2014
(general skills workshops
for all career plans)

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January
February
March
April
Date
Program Title
Time
Location
Degree
Program

Registration/
Program
Notes

January
Wednesday
22
Interview Basics for the SP2 StudentMaking a strong first impression in an interview is your key to success in the hiring process. In this workshop we will discuss important interview preparation tips including what you need to know about the employer and how to effectively communicate your interests and experience. We will also practice commonly asked interview questions.
2:30 - 4pm
Caster
Building,
Room
A8
SP2

Wednesday
22
Business Etiquette I&II
Business Etiquette IYou get one chance to make a great First Impression! Want to learn what it takes? Whether in preparation for interviews or for your first week on the job, enhance your professional style! Learn the Do's and Don't in today's workplace! Part I focuses on: Building Relationships, Dress, Tech-Manners, and Greetings.

and

Business Etiquette IIPart II focuses on dining (Using corect utensils, Eating difficult foods, Alcohol consumption, Conversation/small talk, greetings.) Knowledge and expertise you will use for a lifetime!

12:00 - 1:00pm

and

1:00 - 2:00pm

McNeil Bldg. Room 97
ENG

Thursday
23
Resume & Cover Letter WorkshopWriting a resume for the first time? Not sure what goes into a cover letter or how to write one? This workshop will give you the tips you need! We'll cover formatting and content tips to help you best present your relevant experiences and skills, provide you with specific examples of what works, and answer your questions! See our online Resume and Cover Letter guides for tips and samples.
3 - 4pm
Huntsman G55
ENG

Thursday
23
Capital One Case Interviewing WorkshopDon't miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about case interviews! Hear from alumni who aced their case questions. Gain valuable insight into the case interview process, work through sample case interviews, and hear tips on how to prepare. Presented by Erol Cultu, UPENN '01 alumnus. You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered in a more relaxed setting prior to your interviews. Food too!
12 - 1:20pm
Huntsman Hall G60
ENG

Friday
24
Interviewing Preparation & Skills WorkshopLearn what employers are looking for in candidates. You will get tips and strategies to effectively present yourself to employers during an interview. We will review different types of interviews and some sample quesitons, how to prepare for interviews, interviewing strategies common interviewing mistakes. You can find additional tips for interview prep on our online interview guide.




Friday
24
Damage Control: Handling Tough Issues, How to Discuss in InterviewsPoor grades, an illness, lack of leadership experience... All of these things can be difficult to discuss in an interview. This workshop will provide some tips on discussing things you'd prefer not to in an interview.
1 - 1:30pm
Huntsman Hall F60


Tuesday
28
Interviewing & Preparation Skills WorkshopLearn what employers are looking for in candidates. You will get tips and strategies to effectively present yourself to employers during an interview. We will review different types of interviews and some sample quesitons, how to prepare for interviews, interviewing strategies common interviewing mistakes. You can find additional tips for interview prep on our online interview guide.
1:30 - 2:30pm
McNeil Building, Room 97
ENG

Tuesday
28
Damage Control Workshop: Handling Tough Issues, How to Discuss in InterviewsPoor grades, an illness, lack of leadership experience... All of these things can be difficult to discuss in an interview. This workshop will provide some tips on discussing things you'd prefer not to in an interview.
2:30 - 3:00
McNeil Building, Room 97
ENG

Wednesday
29
Job & Internship Search Basics: Strategies Beyond PennLinkAre you getting ready to begin your post-grad job or summer internship search but haven't necessarily found positions in your industry or geographic location of choice posted on PennLink? Many students don't realize that Career Services has many job search resources for a variety of fields, in additional to the offerings on PennLink. This workshop will cover basic job and internship search strategies, and students will be directed to specific resources to help them with their search.
1 - 2pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin
ENG

Wednesday
29
Interviewing Do's & Don'ts (Sponsored by the Trustees Council of Penn Women)Please join us for a discussion of interview do's and don'ts, specifically as they relate to women. Hear an experienced panel of senior executives who make hiring decisions share their advice, and the common issues they've encountered while interviewing candidates through the years. The panelists (from Bloomingdale's, Goldman Sachs, Google and McKinsey) have experience in a range of industries, so bring your questions.
6 - 7:30pm
Huntsman F55
ENG

Thursday
30
Business Etiquette I &II
Business Etiquette IYou get one chance to make a great First Impression! Want to learn what it takes? Whether in preparation for interviews or for your first week on the job, enhance your professional style! Learn the Do's and Don't in today's workplace! Part I focuses on: Building Relationships, Dress, Tech-Manners, and Greetings.
&
Business Etiquette IIPart II focuses on dining (Using corect utensils, Eating difficult foods, Alcohol consumption, Conversation/small talk, greetings.) Knowledge and expertise you will use for a lifetime!
12 - 1pm
&
1 - 2pm
McNeil Bldg. Room 97
ALL

February
Wednesday
5
Interviewing Preparation & Skills WorkshopLearn what employers are looking for in candidates. You will get tips and strategies to effectively present yourself to employers during an interview. We will review different types of interviews and some sample quesitons, how to prepare for interviews, interviewing strategies common interviewing mistakes. You can find additional tips for interview prep on our online interview guide.

2 - 3pm

Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
ENG

Friday
7
Job Search Series:
Cover Letters and Job Search Correspondence
A Career Services Counselor will discuss the basics of cover letter writing for business, non-profit and government positions. A structured approach for cover letters will be described that will help you to make a good match between your strengths and each position's requirements and responsibilities. The workshop will also identify additional resources to help with writing cover letters. No sign-ups are required to attend.

12 - 1pm

McNeil
Building,
Room 97
ALL
NOTES
Wednesday
12
Career Fair Preparation WorkshopSpring career fairs including the Start-Up Fair, Spring Career Fair, and the Education & Social Services Fair are fast approaching! Learn about preparing for these events, researching organizations, meeting and greeting employers, and many other useful tips.
2 - 2:30pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
ALL

Wednesday
12
Job Search Series:
Networking (co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Center)
Understand the goals of networking, hear about formal and informal networking approaches, think about who is in your network..., then put some of this into practice during the workshop. Networking is an effective job search strategy, but can become even more effective if you start before you actually need to look for jobs. Whether you are actively seeking jobs or just thinking about what future possibilities there might be for you, learning to network will be helpful.
5 - 6pm
Graduate
Student
Center,
Room 305
ALL
NOTES
Thursday
13
Job & Internships Search Basics: Strategies Beyond PennLinkAre you getting ready to begin your post-grad job or summer internship search but haven't necessarily found positions in your industry or geographic location of choice posted on PennLink? Many students don't realize that Career Services has many job search resources for a variety of fields, in additional to the offerings on PennLink. This workshop will cover basic job and internship search strategies, and students will be directed to specific resources to help them with their search.
3 - 4pm
Huntsman G55
ENG

Tuesday
18
Career Fair Preparation WorkshopSpring career fairs including the Start-Up Fair, Spring Career Fair, and the Education & Social Services Fair are fast approaching! Learn about preparing for these events, researching organizations, meeting and greeting employers, and many other useful tips.
3 - 3:30
Huntsman G50
ALL

Tuesday
18
NYCEDC Tech Talent Start-Up PanelThe NYC Tech Talent Draft is returning to Penn and bringing CTOs and Founders from top NYC startups: Amicus, Chartbeat, Gust, Harry's, nRelate, Vine, and Venmo. Join us to hear about NYC's rapidly growing startup community, get an insider's perspective on how to land a technical or business job/internship; and learn about what it's like to work for a startup and hear about "a day in the life" in NYC. Mix, mingle, and network with start-up panelists (and maybe even get hired!). The panel will be followed by refreshments and a networking session where you can speak with the startup founders and CTOs. Learn more at www.techdraft.co. Free food too! Space is limited. RSVP at: https://techdraft-upenn.eventbrite.com/.
7 - 9pm
Skirkanich Hall, Berger Auditorium
ENG

Wednesday
19
Job Search Series:
Career Exploration Workshop with CAPS for Graduate Students
In partnership with Career Services, CAPS will offer the career workshop series "Exploring Your Potential, Finding Your Fit." As part of the program, you will gain a deeper understanding of your career goals as well as learn strategies to help you make sound and satisfying choices in your career path. Before you even join the program, you begin your discovery process by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The assessment combined with CAPS staff guidance will give you the tools you need to make informed decisions about a good career fit. Registration is required.
1 - 4pm
CAPS, 133
South 36th Street,
Mezzanine
Level
ALL

Wednesday
19
Career Fair:
Education and Social Services Career Day
This fair is open to Penn students and alumni interested in learning about opportunities in education and social services, as well as related fields such as intercultural communication, counseling, social policy/research, advocacy and non-profit administration. More information is available here.
2 - 5pm
Houston
Hall, Hall
of Flags
ALL

Thursday
20
Career Fair:
Start-Up Fair
More information is available here.
11am - 3pm
Houston Hall
ALL

Friday
21
Career Fair:
Spring Career Fair
Meet representatives from the following industries: print/publishing, arts/entertainment, education, sports/recreation, physical sciences/scientific research, advertising/public relations, law/advocacy and more! For more information, click here.
11am - 3pm
Houston
Hall,
Bodek
Lounge &
Hall of
Flags
ALL

Friday
21
PDAA Portfolio/Resume ReviewThe PennDesign Alumni Association is bringing you a great opportunity to have your portfolio/resume reviewed by working professionals in the art/design industry, including top working designers, architects, educators, and fine artists. This event is for ALL PennDesign students.
5 - 7:30pm
Meyerson
Hall
Basement
DES

Monday
24
How Engineers Can Leverage LinkedInCan you really tweet your way to a job? And I know what LinkedIn is, but how am I supposed to use it for my career in engineering? Answer these questions as Shannon Kelly, named a top careerist to follow on Twitter, shares ideas with you about how you can use social media to find engineering jobs and internships, get found, and find ins at organizations and companies. Bring your laptops, iPads, etc. and follow along with the tips & tools that will be shared.
3 - 4pm
Levine Hall, Wu & Chen Auditorium
ENG


Wednesday
26
Careers in Architecture & Landscape ArchitectureThis session is part of an annual panel discussion series in which design professionals, many of them alumni, discuss their careers, elements of the job search for recent grads, and answer student questions. Pizza and soda will be served. Registration is requested.
12 - 1:30pm
Meyerson
Hall, B3
DES

Thursday
27
IBM Meet & GreetIBM will be recruiting for Comp Sci majors for internship and full time opportunities. Stop by to meet with the IBM Recruiters to learn more about their opportunities. Refreshments will be served!
11 - 2pm
Towne, Bldg., Raisler Lounge
ENG


Friday
28
Career Fair:
The All Ivy Environmental and Sustainability Development Career Fair
Student Registration is now open for the 11th Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainability Development Career Fair on Friday February 28, 2014. The eight Ivy League schools have teamed up to connect representatives from public agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations and business and industry to top undergraduate and graduate students. This event will provide a forum for employers and students to discuss careers, internships, graduate and full time opportunities in: * Agricultural management, science, and engineering * City, regional and environmental planning and design * Civil, mechanical, and chemical engineering * Corporate social responsibility * Earth and atmospheric sciences * Ecology, ecosystems, and biodiversity * Environmental and energy markets * Environmental policy, economics, and law * Environmental science and engineering * Forest science and management * Green building design * Industrial environmental management * International and community development * Natural resource management * Product design and consumer goods * Renewable energy and energy management * Smart technology * Supply chain management * Watershed science, policy, and management * and more! To register, please visit the All Ivy Career Fair website at http://allivyfair.ei.columbia.edu/ and click on the Registration tab. Once you create an account as directed, you will be registered to attend the fair and can also upload your resume to a resume book that will be provided to all recruiters attending the event. If you have questions, please contact University of Pennsylvania Career Services at (215) 898-3012.
10am - 3pm
Roone
Arledge
Auditorium,
Lerner Hall,
Columbia
University,
New York,
NY
ALL

March
Monday
3
Job & Internships Search Basics: Strategies Beyond PennLinkAre you getting ready to begin your post-grad job or summer internship search but haven't necessarily found positions in your industry or geographic location of choice posted on PennLink? Many students don't realize that Career Services has many job search resources for a variety of fields, in additional to the offerings on PennLink. This workshop will cover basic job and internship search strategies, and students will be directed to specific resources to help them with their search.
4 - 5pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
ENG

Tuesday
4
Career Fair:
The Greater Philadelphia Teacher Job Fair
Held in conjunction with other area colleges and universities, this job fair offers teacher candidates the opportunity to meet representatives from more than 100 school districts nationwide. Pre-register at the Career Services office. The deadline for pre-registration is February 21.
9am - 3:30pm
Neumann UniversityALL

Tuesday
4
Job Search Series:
Career Exploration Workshop with CAPS for Graduate Students
In partnership with Career Services, CAPS will offer the career workshop series "Exploring Your Potential, Finding Your Fit." As part of the program, you will gain a deeper understanding of your career goals as well as learn strategies to help you make sound and satisfying choices in your career path. Before you even join the program, you begin your discovery process by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The assessment combined with CAPS staff guidance will give you the tools you need to make informed decisions about a good career fit. Registration is required.
3 - 6pm
CAPS, 133
South 36th Street, Mezzanine
Level
ALL

Wednesday
5
Offer NegotiationMore information coming soon.
2:30 - 3:45pm
Caster
Building,
Room
D26
SP2


Monday
17
Internship, Fellowship and Research Opportunities with the Smithsonian Institutions: An introduction for Penn Graduate Students (Event Co-Sponsored by SASGOV and Career Services)SASGOV and Career Services encourage Penn PhDs and Master's students to learn about research, fellowship and internship opportunities at the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian's Omar Eaton-Martínez, M. Ed., Intern & Fellows Program Manager, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will discuss the broad array of opportunities for graduate students to gain valuable experience and training at the Smithsonian's various museums, institutes and other entities while exploring how they can use their skills in a public service setting.
12 - 2pm
Claudia
Cohen
Hall,
Terrace
Room G14
ALL


Wednesday
19
PennDesign Walk-insCareer Services will hold 15 minute walk-ins in the Meyerson building. These brief meetings are an opportunity for graduate students in PennDesign to have quick questions about careers or job searching answered, or to have job and internship application materials reviewed. Preregistration is not required; however students will be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis. In addition, walk-ins are held in Career Services (McNeil Building) daily. To make an appointment with a career advisor or to check walk-in hours at Career Services, please call: 215 898-7530.
12 - 1:30pm
Meyerson
Hall
DES

Wednesday
26
Job Search Series:
Interview Preparation and Practice
More information coming soon.
12 - 1pm
McNeil
Building,
Room 97
ALL
NOTES
Wednesday
26
PennDesign Prepare for the FairMore information coming soon.
12 - 1:30pm
Meyerson Hall
DES
NOTES
Friday
28
Career Fair:
PennDesign Career Connection Day
Meet representatives from firms and organizations looking to hire PennDesign students in architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture, planning, spatial analytics and preservation. No registration required. Dress is business casual. Get job application materials together before the fair, and be sure to bring copies of your resume and design sheets (as appropriate) to Career Connection Day. Make an appointment with a career advisor to get feedback on resumes. Please Note: This fair is open to current Penn students and recent graduates only. CLICK HERE for more information.
1 - 4pm
Meyerson Hall
DES

April
Thursday
3
Job Search Series:
Job Offer Negotiation (co-sponsored with the Graduate Student Center)
How should you respond when offered a position? What can you negotiate for? A Career Services counselor will discuss what to think about and do when you receive that offer, and you will have a chance to practice your negotiating skills. This workshop will focus on opportunities in the business, non-profit and government sectors. Students and postdocs on the academic job market should see the Faculty Conversations section, below.
12 - 1:30pm
Graduate
Student
Center,
Room 305
ALL

NOTES
NOTES

Wednesday
9
Careers in Planning & Historic PreservationThis session is part of an annual series of panel discussions in which local planners and preservationists, often alumni, introduce themselves and their career paths to students before taking questions from the audience. Pizza and soda will be served. Registration is requested. All panelists are Penn alumni. See details of the panelists here.
12 - 1:30pm
Meyerson
Hall, B3
DES

Thursday
10
Democracy Prep Public Schools Information Session
Democracy Prep is a rapidly growing network of K-12 public charter schools in New York City, Washington DC, and Camden, NJ. We are looking for teachers and leaders who are hungry, humble, smart (and of course fun) to become part of our DREAM Team and ensure that all of our scholars Work Hard, Go to College, and Change the World! Democracy Prep Public Schools will be hosting an information session the evening of Thursday April 10th, and we would love to see you there!
4:30 - 5:30pm
McNeil Building, Room 97
GSE


Thursday
17
Job Search Series:
The Artful Resume
The Artful Resume workshop will focus on the approaches you can use to avoid any miscommunication as you are trying to represent your relevant skills on your resume, and to ensure that you are taking every opportunity to communicate effectively to the various people who will be reading your application materials very critically. If you are struggling with how to write all of those bullet points in your "Relevant Experience" section of your resume, then join us for this workshop where we will help you to take a closer look at your experiences from different perspectives, and think about ways to make these experiences make sense to people who don't know you. We'll use a little art in this workshop to help us illustrate some of the concepts we'll be covering, but what you will learn can be applied to any resume you are working on, whether for internships/jobs in research, business, government, non-profits, or any other career field. This workshop will not cover general resume formatting advice.
4 - 5:30pm
McNeil
Building,
Room 97
ALL
NOTES
Friday
18
U.S. Employment for International Students: Job Search Advice and Immigration Options Q & A
At this Question and Answer session/workshop, representatives from International Student and Scholar Services and Career Services will discuss visa considerations and job search strategies for international students who are hoping to find employment in the U.S. Most of the hour will be devoted to audience questions.
12 - 1pm
Annenberg, Room 111
ALL


Wednesday
30
Job Search Series: Harness the Power of LinkedIn in your Job [re]Search
It's almost impossible to avoid the talk today: companies have pages on Facebook, professionals are tweeting about industry news, you have a bunch of ignored emails from people who want to connect with you on Linkedin. In this session, we'll look at networking, why social media has become so popular to building a network and how graduate students can utilize these platforms in a professional way. We'll review how to utilize these tools in a way the suits your needs, with an emphasis on LinkedIn, and look at best practices. You just might leave a believer in social media as a resource for your search and professional development.
12 - 1pm
McNeil Building, Room 97
ALL
NOTES