Spring Break (But We’re Still Open!)

Career Services hopes that you have a fun, restful and safe Spring Break.  As a reminder, our office continues to be open throughout spring break from 9am-5pm and counselors are available for in person or over-the-phone appointments.  The Career Services library will also operate during the same hours (extended library hours return on March 12th).

If you’re on campus, please feel free to drop in or schedule a phone appointment while you’re away!  We look forward to seeing you soon!  Enjoy the break!

Social Services Career Fair TODAY!

Education and Social Services Career Day 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
2:00 – 5:00pm

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Please note: This event is open ONLY to current University of Pennsylvania students and alumni, as well as current students of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.  See below for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Education and Social Services Career Day?

Education and Social Services Career Day is designed to create a space for Penn students and alumni to connect with employers and learn 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. 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 and when is the event being held?

Education and Social Services Career Day 2012 will be held in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, from 2-5pm on Thursday, March 1. A map to Houston Hall can be found by clicking here.

Who can attend Education and Social Services Career Day?

Students and alumni of The University of Pennsylvania, as well as current students of Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research are invited to attend.

How do I register?

Pre-registration is not required for students/alumni, but you must bring your Penn ID to the fair. If you are an employer interested in attending the fair, click here.

How should I prepare for Career Day?

  • Prepare your resume: And bring plenty of copies! Call 215-898-4381 during office hours (M-F, 9-5) to make an appointment to have your resume critiqued, or to find out about walk-in hours. If you would like some formatting ideas, sample resumes for GSE students are available by clicking here, and samples for SP2 students are available by clicking here.
  • Research employers: A list of employers attending can be found below. Click on the school’s or organization’s name to navigate to its website.
  • 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.  Also, have a thoughtful question or two in mind based on your research of the employer.
  • Review additional Career Services’ materials: Read our “Navigating Career Fairs” webpage, or watch our Career Fair Tips video.

Which employers will attend Education and Social Services Career Fair?

Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania

Camelot Alternative Education

City Year


Community Behavioral Health

Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia


Democracy Prep Public Schools


Explore Schools

FACTS Charter School

Fahari Academy Charter School

Fairfax County Public Schools

Foundation Academy Charter School

Foundations Behavioral Health

Freire Charter School

Friendship Public Charter School


Hamilton Township Public Schools

Houston Independent School District

Hyde Leadership Charter School (Hyde-Bronx)

KIPP Philadelphia Schools

LEAP Academy University Charter School

Muscular Dystrophy Association


Project H.O.M.E.

Public Prep Network

Resources for Human Development

Scholar Academies

SEF International

Southern Teachers Agency

Staffmore, LLC

Success Academy Charter Schools

TNTP – The New Teacher Project

Uncommon Schools

Universal Companies

University of Pennsylvania Human Resources

UpLift Solutions

U.S. Department of Education

WES Health System

Wilmington Friends School