Global Volunteering Fair: TODAY!

Global Volunteering Fair, Wednesday, February 3, from 5 pm to 8 pm, Houston Hall, Hall of Flags

Co-sponsored by and Career Services

At the Global Volunteering Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives of organizations that coordinate volunteer projects around the globe, including:

• Amigos de las Americas
• Cross-Cultural Solutions
• Earthwatch Institute
• Global Citizens Network
• Greenheart Travel
• MASA Israel Journey
• Peace Corps
• Projects Abroad
• SIT Graduate Institute
• Visions in Action
• WorldTeach

For more information, including a schedule for the day and an updated list of organizations who’ll be at the event, as well as to register (which is free), please visit Global Volunteering Fair Philly. Also, before attending the Global Volunteering Fair, please consider checking out the International Volunteerism Resource Center to learn more about strategies and options for serving abroad:

In addition, we will be offering two concurrent workshops:

Affordable Volunteering Abroad, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall
Between airfare, living expenses, and potential program fees, the cost of doing good abroad can really add up. Fortunately, there are lots of great options to fit what you can afford. This workshop will cover tips and ideas for budgeting, raising funds, and finding the right international volunteer opportunity for you – whether it’s with a global service organization that provides you with transportation and a stipend, paying for an all-inclusive volunteer abroad program, or going abroad on your own.

International Volunteerism 101, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall
Who can I volunteer with? What kinds of projects are available? How do I choose the right opportunity for me? These topics and more will be discussed by a panel of representatives from volunteer-sending organizations with opportunities around the globe.

Gearing up for Career Fairs

Welcome back, students! Though it’s only the first day of the semester, it’s not too early to start thinking about our big Spring Career Fair – which is just a little more than a month away on Friday, February 19th.

The Spring Career Fair brings together a wide variety of employers from diverse fields. Everything from restaurant management to education to the financial sector will be represented. All majors from all of our schools are welcome to attend.

You can check out a list of who’s attending by logging on to PennLink and clicking on the “events” tab.  Note that the list is growing every day!

In preparation for the fair, you can have your resume reviewed by a Career Services counselor and make a list of which employers you would most like to visit with on the 19th.

There’s even a great Career Services podcast entitled “Making the Most of a Career Fair” that gives you some quick but important tips on how take advantage of everything a career fair has to offer. Listen to our CareerCast here.

The Final Frontier?

Penn students take internships at a wide variety of amazing and interesting places. Throughout the year, we’ll be doing video profiles of some of your peers discussing their internship experience and offering advice about the internship hunt.

In this first of the series, Varun Balan (CAS\SEAS ’10) talks about working with NASA.

Want to watch on your mobile device?  Click here!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010 from the Career Services Staff

Happy New Year
Happy New Year!

It’s a new decade! Everyone at Career Services hopes you are having a wonderful holiday season and a great break.

As a reminder, we will be re-opening for business on Monday, January 4th at 9:00am. Feel free to check in with us as you enjoy the remainder of your vacation. We look forward to seeing you in the spring semester!

All the best from your friends at Penn.