Spring Career Fair TODAY!

Spring Career Fair 2012
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2012 ~ 11:00am – 3:00pm
Bodek Lounge & Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Career Fairs are only open to University of Pennsylvania students and alumni
(not including MBA, law, dental, Med, and vet students).
This event is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Undergraduate Media & Entertainment Club.

Dress is business casual. Please bring copies of your resume!

Check out employer profiles in Spring Fair Booklet.

EMPLOYERS REGISTERED BY INDUSTRY & POSITION TYPE
(FT: fulltime, I: Internship, PT: Part-time)  
Last updated February 16th, 2012

Communications/Media/Entertainment/Arts
Bloomberg (I, FT)
Comcast (I, FT)
Comcast Converged Products (FT)
HUGE (FT)
Insight Global (FT)
KenCast (FT)
Leadnomics (I, FT)
MLB Advanced Media (FT)
NewsCred (I, FT)
Saatchi & Saatchi (I, FT)
Time, Inc. (I, FT)
Twitter, Inc. (I, FT)
WaPo Labs -  The Washington Post Company (I, FT)
Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts (I)

Consulting
Argus Information & Advisory Services (I)
Berkeley Research Group (I)
comScore (I)
Corporate Executive Board (I)
Decision Resources (I, FT)
Fino Consulting (I, FT)
Lewin Group, The (FT)
Market Metrics (FT)
PriceSpective (I, FT)
PwC (I, FT)

Education
Aclipse (Teaching Abroad) (FT)
Boston Teacher Residency (FT)
CEAWP (FT)
Great Oaks Charter School (FT)
SEF International (FT)
Teach for China (FT)
Universal Companies (FT)
Urban Teacher Center (FT)

Engineering/Manufacturing/Energy
BASF (I, FT)
BuLogics (I, FT)
Crestron Electronics  (I)
Chrysler Group LLC (I, FT)
ERS (I, FT)
First Quality Enterprises (I, FT)
Freudenberg-NOK (I, FT)
Illinois Tool Works (FT)
LEAF Energy Solutions (I, FT, PT)
Lutron Electronics (I, FT)
Optofluidics (FT)
Philadelphia Gas Works (I, FT)
Physical Sciences, Inc. (FT)
Schlumberger (I, FT)

Finance/Business
Citi (I)
ING Financial Partners (FT)
Fredericks Michael & Co. (I, FT)
Jane Street Capital, LLC (I, FT)
McMaster-Carr (FT)
Morgan Stanley (I)
New York Life Insurance Company (FT)
Novus Partners (I, FT)
Spot Trading (I)
Travelers Companies, Inc. (I)

Government/ Military
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (I, FT)
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (I, FT)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (FT)
Philadelphia Police Department
U.S. Air Force (FT)
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (I, FT)
U.S. NAVY (FT)
U.S. Peace Corps (FT)

Healthcare/Biomedical/Insurance
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (I, FT)
China California Heart Watch (I, PT)
CIGNA (I, FT)
International SOS (FT)
InstaMed Communications (I, FT, PT)
Kindred Healthcare (I, FT)
Lewin Group, The (FT)
Life Technologies (I, FT)
moksha8 Pharmaceuticals, Inc (FT)
QBE Insurance Group (I)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (I, FT)
Rockefeller University (FT)
Travelers Companies, Inc. (I)
United Allergy Labs (I, FT)
UPMC (I)

International-Related
Aclipse (FT)
Contact Singapore (FT, I)
Freudenberg-NOK (I, FT)
International SOS (FT)
SEF International (FT)
moksha8 Pharmaceuticals, Inc (FT)
Teach for China (FT)
TJX Companies, Inc. (I, FT)
U.S. Peace Corps (FT)

Nonprofit/Public Service
African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE (I)
China California Heart Watch (I, PT)
Environment America (FT)
Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (FT)
Lutheran Children & Family Services (FT, PT)
Rockefeller University (FT)
SPIN (I, FT, PT)
Universal Companies (FT)
University of Pennsylvania (FT, PT)
Uplift Solutions (I, FT)
Philadelphia Gas Works (I, FT)
Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts (I)

Retail/Consumer Products/Hospitality
Charming Shoppes, Inc. (I, FT)
Balsam Brands (FT)
Burlington Coat Factory (I, FT)
Hillstone Restaurant Group (I, FT)
MGM Resorts International (I, FT)
Nordstrom (I)
PackLate (FT)
Spencer Gifts (I)
TJX Companies, Inc. (I, FT)
Vitamin Shoppe (I, FT)

Start-Ups
10gen (I, FT)
Ampush Media (I, FT)
Brandstandr (I, FT, PT)
BuLogics (I, FT)
CloudMine (I, FT)
Enterproid (I, FT)
HireBrite (I, FT)
Inflection (FT)
Kargo (I, FT)
Leadnomics (I, FT)
LEAF Energy Solutions (I, FT, PT)
NewsCred (I, FT)
Optofluidics, Inc. (FT)
PackLate (FT)
Pivotal Labs (FT)
SnipSnap (I, FT, PT)
Spling (I, FT)
StartUp Academy: Bain Capital Ventures (I, FT)
Twitter, Inc. (I, FT)
Uplift Solutions (I, FT)

Technical/Telecommunications/Electronics
10gen (I, FT)
Ampush Media (I, FT)
AOL (I, FT)
Basis Technology (I, FT)
CloudMine (I, FT)
Enterproid (I, FT)
Epic (FT)
Fino Consulting (I, FT)
GSI Commerce (I, FT)
Inflection (FT)
Kargo (I, FT)
KenCast (FT)
Lutron Electronics (I, FT)
Microsoft (I, FT)
MLB Advanced Media (FT)
Novus Partners (I, FT)
Oracle (I, FT)
PackLate (FT)
Pivotal Labs (FT)
Prudent InfoTech (FT)
SAP (I, FT, PT)
SnipSnap (I, FT, PT)
Spling (I, FT)
Twitter, Inc. (I, FT)
Vistaprint (I)

 

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RE-Who? REU! Research Experiences for Undergraduates

by Jamie Grant, C’98, GEd ’99

Considering research this summer, in the future, or for your career?

A research-based experience is one of the primary ways in which undergraduate students – even freshmen – can gain experience and knowledge beyond the classroom, most especially in the early years of their education.  While many opportunities exist throughout the year – on campus with faculty, in labs, as part of nearby facilities like HUP and CHOP, among many other places – a few special programs exist in the summer months to help students gain specialized research experience.

The most notable of these programs, in my opinion, is the National Science Foundation-sponsored “Research Experience for Undergraduates” programs – NSF-REUs for short.

NSF-REU experiences offer a multitude of benefits to participating students, including the opportunity to:

  • work in small, diverse yet focused groups with noted faculty on novel topics
  • complete guided and independent research in areas including:
    • economics
    • engineering (a variety of fields available including nanotech, clean energy, biomedical, chemical and others)
    • ethics and values studies
    • mathematics
    • physics
    • sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, and others)
    • social sciences (psychology, criminology, diversity and inclusion, social aspects of hurricanes, anthropology, sustainability, politics and political science, civil conflict management,
    • technology (cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense, etc.)
    • and more!
  • be published in well-respected publications and return to school with impressive projects to add to your resume
  • receive a highly competitive salary (referred to as stipends, typically ranging from $3,000 – $5,000) and often also receive additional funding to cover housing and/or meals
  • participate in fun activities organized by the site host
  • and more (benefits vary by location)

Sites can be found right here in Philadelphia, at UPenn and Drexel, as well as across the country and around the world (there are even polar research sites in the Arctic!)

Click on the below link to see a list of topics and find your site within.  Most students apply to more than one program, and individual requirements and deadlines (which can vary) are included on each program’s page.

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp

And, if you’d like to speak with a Penn student who has done an REU or any other type of research, be sure to use the Penn Internship Network to search: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/undergrad/pin.html

Best of luck in your search for a research opportunity – it’s a surefire way to build a great resume and potentially launch a lifelong career!

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Lend a Helping Hand

by Anne Guldin Lucas


It was a simple gesture of protectiveness.  As two boys were walking along a narrow railroad underpass facing oncoming traffic, the taller boy pulled the shorter boy closer to him, away from the cars.  This isn’t a blog about pedestrian safety, although that’s a worthy topic.  Perhaps only a career counselor could find a career connection in that fleeting moment between two children.

What struck me about an older boy helping a younger boy was the essential importance of helping one another throughout our lifetimes—whether in navigating traffic or in building careers.  Helping others can come in many different forms, and obviously there are many diverse examples at Penn—such as tutoring and mentoring children in West Philadelphia, fundraising for victims of disasters, or serving other worthy causes and organizations.  I believe that most Penn students are involved with some sort of good works; it’s admirable and necessary to the well being of our vibrant community.

While endorsing all varieties of aid, the type of “helping others” I’m discussing here is more directly related to careers.  I’m referencing sharing career advice, an important way of giving back to Penn.  On Monday, March 14th, Rich Ross ’83, Chairman of Walt Disney Studios, will return to Penn for his 20th visit to address students interested in “Entertainment Careers.”  Rich’s devotion to his alma mater is exceptional and unprecedented.  Literally decades of Penn students have benefited from his expertise and experience, enjoying a good dose of humor in the mix.  If you’d like to attend Rich’s presentation, please check out this link and RSVP:

  • Entertainment Careers with Alum Rich Ross – Chairman of Walt Disney Studios
    Monday, March 14th, 4:30 pm – 6:00pm, Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
    RSVP Here

Since there is only one Rich Ross as far as Penn is concerned, fortunately there are other ways for Penn students and alumni to make contributions related to career networking.  Did you realize that current students have volunteered to share information about their internships with fellow students through the Penn Internship Network and alumni have registered to share their career insights as mentors in PACNet, the Penn Alumni Career Network?  Please participate in these networks, as an advisor or as an information seeker, by using the links above.

Additionally, for students participating in campus organizations such as athletic teams or publications, the arts, or service clubs, why not reach out to alumni who shared your passion for these activities when they were students at Penn?  Many of our athletic teams do a terrific job of connecting today’s Penn athletes with their stars from yesteryear for mentoring.  If your team or club hasn’t tapped this vital resource, I urge you to initiate similar programs in your organization.  While meeting with a Penn undergrad recently, we fantasized about bringing together students interested in the business and creative sides of entertainment so that they can begin to forge productive relationships on campus, which they will then carry into the world beyond Penn.  I’m imagining the 2025 Academy Awards when the group receiving the Best Picture award mentions that “Our collaboration began at Penn!”

If you need advice or encouragement to take full advantage of the many networking opportunities available to you, please make an appointment to meet with a counselor in Career Services!  Let’s help one another learn about career options and move into rewarding, successful careers.  And thanks again to Rich Ross ’83 for making his 20th visit to Penn next week!

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Nonprofit Career Fair & Year of Service Panel

By Kelly Cleary

Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment, Healthcare, Homelessness, Human Rights, International Affairs, Social Justice…

These are all issues that Penn students express their concern for and demonstrate their commitment to improving those conditions for others through the hard work and dedication they give to their extra-curricular activities. But many students don’t realize that they can continue contributing to these causes while building on the professional skills they gained here at Penn by pursuing internships and rewarding careers in the not-for-profit and public service sectors.

Idealist’s Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers is a great primer for students interested in exploring careers in the not-for-profit sector.

Students interested in interning and working in the nonprofit sector in Philadelphia are encouraged to attend this event on Friday:

Philadelphia Not-For-Profit & Public Service Career Fair on Friday, February 25th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Great Hall

This is your chance to meet and talk with 50-60 representatives from a wide variety of not-for-profit and public service employers with internships and jobs serving many missions. Employers include those in the arts, education, environment, health, law and justice, politics and government, religious and ethnic causes, science, social service and women’s issues.  Bryn Mawr is an easy train ride from Penn. Click here for directions. For more information including a list of the over 65 participating organizations, please visit: www.haverford.edu/cdo/services/recruiting/nfp.html.

Interested in a Year of Service/Gap Year? Another great way to gain professional experience in the public service/nonprofit sector is to do a post-graduate year of service. Several organizations who offer these programs will be attending the fair on Friday, and you can learn more about Service Corps and Gap Year options at tomorrow panel:

MORE THAN PEACE CORPS:  GAP YEAR FELLOWSHIPS AND SERVICE CORPS OPPORTUNITIES (CO-SPONSORED BY CAREER SERVICES & CIVIC HOUSE)  Thursday, February 24, 5:30pm, Civic House Living Room

Do you want to make the world a better place?  Are you looking for a job during the “gap year” between college and graduate school?  There are a plethora of community service fellowships out there that typically include work in the U.S. or abroad in a wide variety of fields (teaching, advocacy, community development, health care, immigrant services, social work, environment, etc.).  Many programs also feature a training program prior to the work period, living in community (or own one’s own), deferment of student loans, and scholarships for graduate school.  Come to this workshop + panel to learn about these fellowships and service corps programs, whether they are right for you, and how to submit strong applications.  A panel of current and former fellows from selected programs will also discuss details of their experiences and give their take on vetting programs and applying to them.

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The Spring Career Fair is Today!

Don’t forget: The Spring Career Fair is today from 11:00am – 3:00pm!  The fair will be in Bodek Lounge and Hall of Flags (both levels!) in Houston Hall.   Remember to swing by with lots of copies of your resume and your PennCard!

Please note that this event is open only to current Penn students and alumni.  For information about who we serve, please click here.

Take a look at the amazing list of employers who will be on hand!

EMPLOYERS BY INDUSTRY & POSITION TYPE (FT: fulltime, I: Internship, PT: Part-time)
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Communications/Media/Entertainment/Arts
CBS Interactive (FT, I)
HUGE (FT, I)
Insight Global, Inc. (FT)
Initiative (FT, I)
J&L Marketing (FT, PT, I)
Madison Square Garden (I)
MediaCom (FT, I)
Razorfish (FT, PT, I)
Time Inc. (I)
University Directories (I)
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (I)
Zipcar (PT, I)

Consulting
Aon Hewitt (FT, I)
Argus Information & Advisory Services (I)
Corporate Executive Board (I)
Maximus (FT, I)
Navigant Consulting (I)
Opera Solutions (FT)
PriceSpective LLC (FT, I)
Princeton Consultants (FT)
Prudent Infotech (FT)
ZS Associates (FT, I)

Diversity Internship Recruiting
INROADS (I)

Education
Breakthrough Collaborative (I)
Center for Talented Youth – Johns Hopkins University (PT, I)
China Education Initiative (FT)
EducationWorks (FT, PT)
ESF Summer Camps (FT, I)
ISN International Student Network(FT,I)
MATCH Charter Public School (FT)
Revolution Prep (FT)

Engineering/Manufacturing
Bentley Systems, Incorporated (FT, I)
First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FT, I)
InterDigital (I)
Schlumberger (FT, I)
Tyco Electronics (FT, I)
Freudenberg North America (FT, I, Fellowship)
Illinois Tool Works (FT)

Environment

Environment America (FT)
Green Corps (FT)

Finance/Business
Aflac (FT)
Bloomberg (FT, I)
Canon Financial Services (FT, I)
Capital One (FT, I)
Eze Castle Software (FT)
Fredericks Michael & Co. (FT, I)
Harding Loevner LP (FT)
Hudson Housing Capital (FT, I)
ICG (FT)
Independence Financial Associates (FT)
Jane Street (FT, I)
M&T Bank (FT, I)
Morgan Stanley (FT, I)
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (FT, I)
Revolution Prep (FT)
SMB Capital (I)
Spot Trading LLC (FT)
Street Solutions Inc. (FT, I)
Two Sigma Investments (FT, I)
Travelers (I)

Government/ Public Administration
Air Force Officer Programs (FT)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (I)
Concepts & Strategies (Defense) (FT)
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (FT,I)
Grassroots Campaigns (FT, I)
Maximus (FT, I)
Peace Corps (FT)
U.S. Department of Labor (FT, PT, I)
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (FT, I)
U.S. Navy Officer Programs (FT)
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Selection Station

Healthcare/Biomedical
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (I)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (FT, Fellowship)
CIGNA (FT, I)
InstaMed Communications (FT, I)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (FT)

Insurance
Aflac (FT)
CIGNA (FT, I)
New York Life Insurance Company (FT)
Travelers (I)

International-related
China Education Initiative (FT)
Contact Singapore (FT, I)
International SOS (FT, I)
ISN International Student Network(FT,I)

Nonprofit/Public Service
AmeriCorps VISTA (FT)
City Year Greater Philadelphia (FT, I)
COMHAR Inc. (FT, PT)
Congreso de Latinos Unidos (FT, PT)
Environment America (FT)

Nonprofit/Public Service (continued)
Grassroots Campaigns (FT, I)
Green Corps (FT)
Peace Corps (FT)

Retail/Consumer Products/Hospitality
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (FT, I)
Apple Inc.  (Apple Store Leader Program) (FT)
Campbell Soup (FT)
General Mills (FT, I)
Hillstone Restaurant Group (FT, I)
Lord & Taylor (FT)
Mars Inc. (FT, I)
The TJX Companies, Inc. (FT, I)

Technical/Telecommunications/Electronics
Alcatel-Lucent (FT, I)
Bloomberg (FT, I)
CA Technologies (FT)
CBS Interactive (FT, I)
Comcast Converged Products (FT, I)
comScore Inc. (FT, I)
Eze Castle Software (FT)
First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FT, I)
Harding Loevner LP (FT)
HUGE (FT, I)
InterDigital (I)
Microsoft Corporation (FT, I)
Prudent Infotech (FT)
Razorfish (FT, PT, I)
Stone Ridge Technology (FT, I)
Street Solutions Inc. (FT, I)
Tyco Electronics (FT, I)
WANDL, Inc. – Wide Area Network Design Laboratory (FT)
ZL Technologies, Inc. (FT)

Other
P.J. Fitzpatrick, Inc. (PT)
Zipcar (PT, I)

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