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In this time of uncertainty brought on by Covid-19, we appreciate Penn alumni who are interested in promoting job and internship opportunities to current Penn students or more experienced Penn alumni who may be looking for new opportunities. 

Here are a few ways you can get involved with supporting Career Services and Professional Development at the Weitzman School.

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Notify us when you have an internship or job opening. We urge employers to post opportunities on Handshake, which is a database that connects Penn Students to jobs and internships, and is free and easy!  Positions can be posted for opportunities in the U.S. and international locations.
 
Simply register for an employer account by visiting https://app.joinhandshake.com/employer_registrations/new  
 
After creating an account, choose to connect with the University of Pennsylvania as one of your schools of interest. As soon as you request access to Penn through the platform, please send Penn’s Handshake administrator, Natty Leach (nleach@upenn.edu) a quick email so that we can go in and quickly approve your account.  After your account is approved you will be able to post the job or internship in Handshake. 

Given the situation with Covid-19, we have seen many employers posting virtual or remote internship opportunities and would encourage you to consider this option if it is a possibility for your organization.  We recommend including the word “remote” in the job title or job description so that it can be easily found via keyword search.

Here are some helpful links to connect with this useful tool: 

 

Short-Term Externships. Would you or your firm be interested in hosting a student for a weeklong externship during winter break in January, spring break in March or any other time? Externships are designed to pair students with a mentor or mentors who can offer hands-on design experience and skill building opportunities. 

Firm Visits. We are actively seeking firms interested in hosting 10–15 Weitzman students for a brief tour and Q&A session, typically visits last 90 minutes.

Portfolio Reviews. Each year in January or February the Alumni Association hosts a portfolio review for all current students. We encourage alumni to volunteer as reviewers.

Panel Discussions. We are always looking for alumni to participate in professional development panel discussions focusing on a range of topics.

Career Fairs. Each year in February or March Penn Career Services hosts the annual Weitzman Career Fair. Find out more information here.
 
If you are a student, please visit the School's Career Service page
 
For questions or to discuss any of these opportunties, contact
Kali Meeks, Associate Director for Professional Development & Leadership