Today: Career Link II

Career Fair week continues with Day Two of Career Link!  Head over to the University City Sheraton on Chestnut Street between 10:00am and 3:00pm to meet over a hundred different employers!  Dress smart and bring plenty of copies of your resume as well as your PennCard.

This event is open to current University of Pennsylvania students and alumni only.

To see a listing of today’s employers, click here.

Today: Career Link I

A career fair

Don’t forget, the first career fair of the year, Career Link (Day One) is today!  Everything is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel on Chestnut Street from 10am – 3pm.  Bring your PennCard and a stack of resumes and dress sharp for the occasion!

A complete list of employers attending today’s fair can be found here!

The event continues tomorrow with a second group of employers for Day Two!

Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, Career Services will be closing at 2pm on Friday, July 1st until 9am Tuesday, July 5th.

We wish you all a safe and happy fourth of July.  Remember, that if you need assistance over the holiday weekend, this blog and the Career Services website can provide you with answers to many of your questions, along with a vast range of career related resources.

Happy 4th!

– Your Penn Career Services staff

Summer Hours at Career Services

Happy summer!

Well, just about anyway!  As everyone wraps up with finals and graduating students prepare to make their way down Locust Walk for the commencement procession, we wanted to remind you that Career Services is open throughout the summer!

Summer hours for both the main office and the Career Services library are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.  Extended library hours will resume with the start of classes in September.

Stop in or call us to make an appointment with an appropriate counselor!

If you’re a graduating senior or you’ve just complete a Masters or PhD, be sure you visit the undergraduate or graduate home pages and fill out our Career Plans Survey!  You can take a look at the results from previous surveys here – a great resource if you’re still on the job market!

Additionally, this blog will continue to post fresh content all summer long every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Keep us bookmarked or subscribe to our RSS feed so you never miss an entry!

We wish you the best of luck during finals and hope that you have a wonderful summer!  Just remember that we’re here if you need us!


by J. Michael DeAngelis, Editor-at-Large
UPDATE: the links are now working correctly.  Thanks to all who reported the errors.

Penn & Beyond reaches a milestone today as we hit our 300th post!  This blog grows day by day and we’re so thankful to all of our readers here at The University of Pennsylvania and…well, beyond!  There have been 112,000 visits to this blog since we launched and we’re expecting to see our numbers to rise faster and higher!

Here are the Ten Most Viewed Blog Entries on our site since launch (discounting our front page):

Beware the Hippo: Choosing Where to Apply to Medical School

Why Reneging on an Offer is Bad for Your Career Mojo

It’s not too late! (Good) Internships are still out there.

Seniors: Five Job Search Tips for Winter Break

“Makes ‘Em Laugh:” A Comic Strip a Day Gets the Dissertation Written

How to Become the Next Intern Idol

Top Cover Letter No-Nos (in no particular order!)

Responding Sincerely is Very Professional

Navigating OCR with a Low GPA: Networking & Persistence are the Keys to Success

FrankenFood for thought! How lunch can help you find a career


But perhaps you’ve read all those already – here are some undiscovered gems you might like too:

What Disney can teach you about a good CV/resume

Pronoun Abuse: An Interview Diagnosis

O.C.R. = Overly Confusing Recruiting?!?

Videos: how to find an internship in…

5 Differences Between SEPTA and your Job Searching Experience


Here’s a couple of fun facts about Penn & Beyond:

1. The number one most searched for word on our blog is “winter” – which has been sought after 32,278 times! You all must love the cold weather!

2. Most people find us directly from the Career Services homepage or via an e-mail, but nearly 800 hits have come from people following links off of Twitter.

3. Over the past year, 12% of our traffic has been on mobile devices such as smart phones or tablet computers.  It helps that our blog and all our videos have mobile formatted versions available!

4. We’ve had hits from around the world – including China, Israel, India, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan.

Thanks again to all of our readers, and to the entire Career Services staff, who all work hard to bring you this blog!

See you at post 400!