Career Services for PennDesign

View the Spring 2017 schedule of Penn Career Services events.

Career Planning Timelines for PennDesign: Career Services created some printable suggestions for how you can be proactive in planning for your career while still in your program. Look for these timelines on the Resources by Career Field page of the Career Services website: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfields/#design

Individual Advising: Graduate career advisors are available to answer questions about the job/internship search and other career‐related topics, and can provide feedback on resumes and other job‐hunting materials, and provide mock interviews. Call (215) 898‐7530 to schedule an appointment. Walk‐in hours are held daily in Career Services. Walk‐ins are also held periodically in Meyerson each semester.

Workshops and Panels: Career Services provides many workshops on the job search process. Popular workshops include: creating effective job‐hunting materials, interview preparation, networking (and networking using social media), negotiation, and more. Career Services also coordinates panels of alumni and area professionals, with annual topics including “Careers in Architecture and Landscape Architecture” and “Careers in Planning and Preservation.” We also present occasional events on careers in Fine Arts, as well as Women in Design and Planning. A schedule of programs can be found here:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/masters/calendar.php.

Web Resources Tailored for PennDesign: Our website has excellent resources to help you in your job search. This includes links to job listing sites by career field including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, historic preservation, arts and GIS related sites:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfields/#design. You will also find sample resumes, cover letters and guides to other job search materials, as well as videos about job search skills and resources on creating your portfolio: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/writtenmaterials.

Career Plans Survey Reports: Career Services surveys graduating students about their career plans, including information on where they obtain their internships, and posts an annual report of these data on our website. These reports are great for your career exploration:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/reports.php#grad.

Utilizing your Penn Networks: Penn has a strong network of alumni whom students can reach out to for networking. You are encouraged to join the Penn Alumni LinkedIn Group, the PennDesign LinkedIn Group, and to use QuakerNet (www.myquakernet.com) to connect with Penn alums. More networking resources can be found here: (http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/networking/).

Career Connection Day: The annual spring semester career fair (February 17, 2017) is an opportunity for PennDesign students to speak with representatives from a wide range of firms and organizations, some of whom are Penn alumni/ae. Some employers arrange presentations or conduct on‐campus interviews as part of their visit. For more details see:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfairs/studentinfo.php. PennDesign students can also attend the other career fairs organized throughout the academic year by Career Services. Details of these events can be found here:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfairs/index.php.

PennLink: Job Listings, Internships, and Summer Jobs: Permanent, summer, and part‐time openings with employers interested in PennDesign students are available via PennLink on the Career Services website. Sign up for your free PennLink account today:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/pennlink_jobseekers.php. For information on how to use PennLink for On‐Campus Recruiting, see: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/recruiting.

Email Distribution List: Career Services advisors maintain a PennDesign distribution list so that event, job and internship announcements and other career information can reach students and alumni quickly and directly. Sign up via the Career Services website:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/gradstud/grad_distribution_lists.php.

Other Helpful Resources: Career Services has a library of career publications; online subscriptions to job databases and online tools for jobseekers looking for jobs in the US and abroad:www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/library.

Alumni/Employer Outreach: At PennDesign, Associate Director for Professional Development and Leadership Kali Meeks works in partnership with Penn Career Services to link students and alumni to internships, residency programs, and employment opportunities.