End of the Semester Thoughts

by Patricia Rose, Director of Career Services

Somehow the semester has flown by. It did for me because I was out for six weeks getting my knees replaced. I was fortunate to receive outstanding care from Penn surgeons, nurses and physical therapists, and the new and improved version of me was back at work reasonably quickly.

But I am not the only one with new parts. We are all different in some way than we were in January: we have learned new material, added new skills, developed new ideas. We may have new friends, some of whom we may remain close to for years. We may have new interests that will enrich our lives and the lives of others. Any of these new “parts” may provide a path to the future; we may only know in retrospect.

Good luck with finals, final papers and projects. Have a wonderful summer. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall. Graduates, congratulations. All the best in the coming months in a new job or graduate program. If are still deciding what your next steps will be, please let those of us in Career Services help you. We’re here all summer.

Author: Patricia Rose

Patricia Rose is the Director of Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania.