For Students & Alumni: Nursing Career Day

Nursing Career Day 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12-2pm

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Nursing Career Day?

Nursing Career Day (NCD) is an annual event sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Career Services and School of Nursing. NCD is designed to create a space for Penn Nursing students and alumni to connect with employers, particularly hospitals and other healthcare-related organizations, as well as graduate schools of nursing. This event always offers an opportunity to make helpful contacts, whether your job search is for the immediate future or a little further out.

Where is the event being held?

Nursing Career Day 2018 will be held in the Claire M. Fagin Hall on the University of Pennsylvania's campus. Located at 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Who can attend Nursing Career Day?

Students and alumni of The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing who will receive or have received BSN, MSN and Ph.D. level degrees. This fair is not open to nursing students from other schools.

How do I register?

Pre-registration is not required for students/alumni, but please bring your Penncard to the fair.

How should I prepare for Career Day?

  • Prepare your resume: And bring plenty of copies! Attend walk-in hours on Mondays from 12-1pm, or call 215-898-4381 during office hours (M-F, 9-5) to make an appointment to have your resume critiqued. If you would like some formatting ideas, sample resumes for BSN candidates are available by clicking here, and samples for MSN candidates are available by clicking here. No cover letters are necessary for career fairs.
  • Research employers/organizations: A list of employers and schools of nursing attending well be available in the coming months. Click on the hospital's or organization's name to navigate to its website. More details on organizations are available via accessing our Handshake career services platform and clicking on "Nursing Career Day 2018" under the Events list.
  • Develop an introduction of yourself: In no longer than 1 minute, prepare an introduction of yourself, emphasizing your interests/qualifications as it relates to each of your "must-see" employers and schools.  Also, have a thoughtful question or two in mind based on your research of the employer.  As time allows, feel free to visit additional organizations.
  • Review additional Career Services resources: See our "Navigating Career Fairs" webpage,

Which organizations will attend Nursing Career Day?

Hospitals, other employers, and nursing schools attend the annual fair.   For more details on the organizations and hiring needs, please check Handshake

If you have any other questions about Nursing Career Day, please feel free to call 215-898-4381 or e-mail Sharon Fleshman.