Notice: Memorial Day Weekend

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Career Services will be closing at 2:00pm on Friday, May 27th and will remain closed until 9:00am on Tuesday, May 31st.

We hope that you have a wonderful holiday weekend.  Remember, Career Services is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday over the summer and you can always access this blog or our website for more information.

Happy Birthday, Penn & Beyond!

One year ago today, Penn Career Services launched this blog in hopes it would be an exciting new way to reach those we serve.  Penn & Beyond has succeeded beyond our highest expectations and we anticipate that it will only continue to grow and evolve in the years to come – with new features and a variety of voices from our staff, current students, distinguished Penn alumni and special guests.

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Over the past year, we’ve had some extremely popular entries on Penn & Beyond.  Here are the top ten entries, based on individual hits (Not counting the front page or contest announcements).  A great chance to revisit an old favorite or catch up on those you haven’t seen yet.

This blog couldn’t exist without your readership and feedback.  Please continue to let us know what you like and what you’d like to see more of?  Have a favorite blog not listed here?  (Maybe one of these?) Sound off below!  Thanks for helping us make the first year of this blog such a success!

Attention! Website Construction Underway!

The Career Services website is going to be under construction this week.

image via B Tal on Flickr

We’re updating our layout so that things will be easier to find. (Office hours and a Google map of our location on every page! And our phone number, too!)  We’re also combining our resources for undergraduates into one centralized place rather than dividing up resources by school, and on all pages the navigational links will change to be organized by audience.

In the meantime you may encounter some dead links, redirects, and inconsistencies throughout the site.  If you’ve bookmarked a page, you may need to correct the link.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you’ll excuse us for the week. By Monday the 23rd we hope to have everything running smoothly again.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at