Career Link is Here!

Join us on Tuesday, September 10th & Wednesday, September 11th for Career Link 2013, Penn’s annual University-wide career fair. Enhance your search for full-time postgraduate positions and/or summer internships by taking the opportunity to speak with and distribute resumes to a wide variety of employers. Many of the recruiters will return to campus later in the year to conduct individual interviews with students. Dress is business casual. Career Link is a two day event! Students are welcome and encouraged to attend both days.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th, 2013
(Accounting, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Finance Related Positions)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 2013
(Consulting, Communications/Marketing, Consumer Products, Education,
Insurance, Manufacturing, Nonprofits, and Retail)

Both days will be 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the
SHERATON UNIVERSITY CITY HOTEL – 36TH AND CHESTNUT STS.

Career Link is open to all students (and alumni) enrolled in degree programs in the following schools: Annenberg, Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Graduate Studies, Engineering, Education, Design, Nursing, Social Policy and Practice, and Wharton Undergraduates and PhDs. Please note the fair is not open to the general public or Penn MBA or law students.

You can find out information about which employers will attend and the positions they are seeking to fill by logging into PennLink in early September. (You can also hear an audiocast of career fair tips to help you prepare for Career Link by clicking here.)

Questions? Please feel free to email Barbara Hewitt.

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An Unconventional Path to Finding the Right Job

Sushanth Bhaskarabhatla, C’12

My experience finding my job was a bit unique and less straightforward compared to that of many of my peers, so I thought it would be worth sharing to other students as an anecdote.

Though many of my friends received job offers through OCR during their senior year, I did not formally go through OCR since I was working on my own start-up at the time. It turned out to be very useful, though, for me to attend the Penn Engineering Career Fair (open to College students), where I met folks from AppNexus and other tech companies. Later, I had two phone interviews with them in September of my senior year and then put the process on hold. Once I finished working on my start up a few months ago, I got back in touch with the folks from AppNexus that I met.

Sending one thoughtful email re-establishing that connection and describing my experience over the past year and why I was interested in their company had a much stronger impact than dozens of resumes I was dropping at the time. I want to thank Career Services because the initial Career Fair helped me laid the seeds of a job offer that I did not receive until over a year later.

I am now a Technical Account Manager at AppNexus, where I work with 3rd party developers to make apps for our clients in the advertising industry to use. The work combines both business and technical aspects in an exciting and growing start-up and industry. I never would have found this opportunity, however, if I had beelined for what I thought at the moment was the right job.

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Biomedical Career Fair Today (Select Graduate Students & Postdocs)

The Biomedical Career Fair will be held today from 1pm-4pm in BRB II\III.

  • Current postdocs within Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) from:
    1. School of Medicine
    2. School of Veterinary Medicine
    3. School of Dental Medicine
    4. School of Nursing
    5. Monell Chemical Senses Center
    6. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    7. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Students in Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS)
  • SEAS PhD students & postdocs
  • SAS PhD students & postdocs in related disciplines (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Graduates of SEAS/SAS PhD programs
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center postdocs

You don’t need to register in advance. Please bring your PennCard with you on the day, and we will register you on-site.

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