Professional Development and Career Resources

Posted February 22, 2018

The value of competencies for your career

Being successful in your career is not necessarily specific to your choice of field of study or the grades you earn. Employers from a wide variety of industries, hiring for all different kinds of jobs, have been surveyed extensively in the past few years to determine what qualities contribute to the success of their employees. Drawing on that research, Career Services has developed a series of career competencies to help all candidates - undergraduates through postdoctoral fellows - identify areas of strength and potential growth that will contribute to productive, lifelong professional development. Achieving these Penn7 Competencies will help to maximize the potential number of career paths you may consider after leaving Penn, and increases the likelihood that you choose the path that is the best fit for your skills, interests, and career goals. Please connect with an advisor at Career Services to learn more about the Penn7 Competencies as detailed here, and how your unique combination of strengths can help you realize your goals.