Spring 2014 Workshops...

Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule Coming Soon

Career Services staff organize a variety of prorgams, panels, workshops and fairs to aid students in their career decision making and job/internship search. Select from the options below to be taken to the events available to each school.

College of Arts and Science, Wharton, and Engineering Month by Month Calendar

Workshops for Nursing (BSN) Students
Online Workshops
Pre-Graduate/Pre-Law/Pre-Health Programs and Workshops

For the most up-to-date information on Career Services Events and Information Sessions, please visit the Penn Calendar


Month by Month Calendar

January
February
March

For a detailed description of the different programs, click on the title and information about the program will appear.

**Please be sure to check this page periodically as locations are subject to change, and new programs may be added during the semester.

January

Jan. 15
Wednesday
Intro to Summer On-Campus RecruitingCome learn the ins and outs of using On-Campus Recruiting in the PennLink system to apply for summer internships. Be sure to attend and learn what to expect and how to prepare. Although both juniors and sophomores are welcome to attend, please realize that many employers using the on-campus recruiting program for internships tend to focus on hiring juniors so that they can extend full-time offers to them after the internship is completed. Useful tips and answers to common questions can also be found on this page: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/recruiting/
2:00 - 3:00pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room


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.
3:00 - 4:00pm
Huntsman Hall, Rm. 240
Jan. 17
Friday
Intro to Summer On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)Come learn the ins and outs of using On-Campus Recruiting in the PennLink system to apply for summer internships. Be sure to attend and learn what to expect and how to prepare. Although both juniors and sophomores are welcome to attend, please realize that many employers using the on-campus recruiting program for internships tend to focus on hiring juniors so that they can extend full-time offers to them after the internship is completed. Useful tips and answers to common questions can also be found on this page: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/recruiting/
12:00 - 1:00pm
Huntsman Hall 240


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.
1:00 - 2:00pm
Huntsman Hall, G60
Jan. 22
Wednesday

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.

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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!

12:00pm -1:00pm 

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

McNeil Bldg. Room 97

Jan. 23
Thursday
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.
3:00 - 4:00pm
Huntsman Hall, G55


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!
12:00 - 1:20pm
Huntsman Hall, G60
Jan. 24
Friday
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. 
12:00 - 1:00pm
Hunstman Hall, F65


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.
1:00 - 1:30pm
Huntsman Hall, F60


Careers in Book Publishing with the Assoc. of American Publishers
3:00 - 4:00pm
Huntsman 245
Jan. 28
Tuesday
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


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.
2:30 - 3:00pm
McNeil Building, Room 97
Jan. 29
Wednesday
Your Job and Internship Search: Getting ResultsAre 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.
1:00 - 2:00
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Rm.


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.
6:00 - 7:30pm
Hunstman Hall, F55
Jan. 30
Thursday
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.

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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

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1:00 - 2:00pm
McNeil Building, Room 97
Jan. 31
Friday
Future Globe Trotters Wanted: What to Know to Work or Intern AbroadAs a student, now is a great time to consider working, interning or volunteering abroad. Whether you're interested in short-term adventure or a long-term professional position, Career Services has resources to help you with your search. This workshop will help you discover the range of opportunities available and learn strategies for finding work and internship opportunities abroad. For related resources, visit our International Opportunities page.
2:00 - 3:00pm
Hunstman Hall, F60

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February

Feb. 5
Wednesday
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.
2:00 - 3:00pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Rm.
Feb. 7
Friday
Marketing Your Non-Profit/Public Service Experience You are gaining valuable and transferable skills while working with a non-profit or public service organization; do you know how to sell those skills to a future employer? Bring your resume to this workshop and learn from Career Services and Civic House staff how you can highlight your experience within your resume, cover letter, and interview to land the perfect job!
1:00 - 2:00pm
Civic House
Feb. 11
Tuesday
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.
12:00 1:00pm
Huntsman F50

Feb. 11

Tuesday
Careers in Entertainment with Rich Ross
3:30 - 6:00pmCollege Hall, 200
Feb. 12
Wednesday
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.
2:00 - 2:30
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Rm.
Feb. 13
Thursday
Your Job and Internship Search: Getting ResultsAre 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.
3:00 - 4:00pm
Huntsman G55


Penn Alumni Network Roulette: Startups & EntrepreneursAre you an alumnus with advice for current students or new graduates? Do you want to share your experience as an entrepreneur or working at a startup? Is there something you wished you had known when you were an undergrad? Are you a current student seeking advice from someone working for a startup or an established entrepreneur? Students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to build their Penn network. For more information and to register, visit here.


Feb. 14
Friday
Networking & Non-Profit Careers Using LinkedInWhat is the purpose of networking and why is it crucial to finding public interest career opportunities? Learn more about the art of networking from this workshop that will provide the tips and tools you need to connect with others. The workshop will focus on online networking skills with a particular emphasis on best practices for using LinkedIn. Ready, Set, Connect!

1:00 - 2:00pm

Civic House



You & LinkedIn: How to Create an Effective Profile and Presence on LinkedInJoin Career Services and LinkedIn's Student Ambassador to prepare for the career fairs this Spring. During this workshop, we'll review the basics of LinkedIn and help you translate your resume into an effective LinkedIn profile.

3:00-
4:00pm

McNeil,
Room 97

Feb. 18
Tuesday
Careers in Sports ConsultingIf you're interested in sports, entertainment and media, this is the event for you! Hear from Pam Grey about the different aspects of branding, social media and entertainment in the sports world. Pam is an accomplished marketing leader building brands and businesses across sports, media and entertainment. She has leveraged her background in brand management (Unilever, Bristol-Myers) to take marque sports properties to the next level by refining their branding and advertising strategy, improving their product messaging and driving scale across all marketing channels. She has served as the head of marketing for SCP Worldwide, Madison Square Garden and the NY Knicks and was CEO of Real Madrid North America. She has had extensive experience developing and implementing strategic, integrated campaigns for partners including online, social media, traditional media, pr, experiential activation. Pam has an MBA from the Wharton School, a BA from Stanford University and was named to Crain's "40 Under 40". She serves on the Wharton Sports Business Initiative Advisory board, was a board member for Women In Sports and Events (WISE) and has taught sports market research at NYU's Tisch Center. To RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SportsMarketingCareers
12:00 - 1:20pm
Huntsman 260
Feb. 18
Tuesday
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.
3:00 - 3:30pm
Huntsman Hall, G50

Tuesday
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 here.
7:00 - 9:00pm
Skirkanich Hall, Berger Auditorium
Feb. 20ThursdayStart-Up Fair
11:00 - 3:00pmHouston Hall
Feb. 21
Friday
Spring Career Fair
2:00- 3:00pm
Houston Hall
Feb. 24
Monday
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.
3:00  - 4:00pm
Levine Hall, Wu & Chen Auditorium
Feb. 26
Wednesday
Careers in Sports
5:00 - 6:00pm
Huntsman Hall G60
Feb. 27
Thursday
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!
11:00 - 2:00pm
Towne Bldg., Raisler Lounge
Feb. 28
Friday
All Ivy Environmental & Sustainabilitly Development Fair
10:00 - 3:00pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, Columbia University, NY

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Mar. 3
Monday
Your Job and Internship Search: Getting ResultsAre 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.
4:00 - 5:00pm
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Rm.
Mar. 17
Monday
Careers in Museums
3:00-4:00 pm
The Arch Building, Room 108/109
Mar. 24
Monday
Careers in Public Interest Within the Private SectorYes, you can have both! Come learn about public interest career opportunities within the private sector. During this panel, partcipants will have an opportunity to learn from first-hand accounts of people working within the private sector who have made innovative, notable contributions to the public interest. Bring a friend and a question.


5:30-7:00pm
Civic House

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Can 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 inengineering? Answer these questions as Shannon Kelly, named a top careerist tofollow on Twitter, shares ideas with you about how you can use social media tofind engineering jobs and internships, get found, and find ins at organizationsand companies. Bring your laptops, iPads, etc. and follow along with the tips& tools that will be shared.