Summer’s here and the time is right….

Independence Day is a great holiday, especially in Philadelphia.  In addition to the fireworks and BBQs, I associate July 4th with the midway point of summer, which on campus starts after May’s graduation and ends with NSOs in late August. Here at Career Services, we are reviewing the outcomes of last year’s projects, focusing on next year’s program planning, and many of us are still seeing students for advising sessions each day. Summers are generally a time I like to use to catch up on reading including my colleagues’ excellent blog posts, which are filled with great suggestions and advice from many different perspectives.

The collection of entries below comes from several years of summertime blog-based wisdom — each includes good ideas for Penn students and recent graduates to think of summer as really productive time for their career, whether they are on campus or away, conducting research or working, getting some R & R, or continuing their studies.

Advice on making the most of the summer (you still have time!):

Advice on finishing up your summer in a proactive way:

Reflecting on your summer experiences:


Author: Rosanne

Rosanne Lurie is a Senior Associate Director in Career Services serving graduate students and postdocs. She has a M.S. in Counseling, with Career and College specializations and over 15 years experience advising graduate students in a range of disciplines.