Career Development

On Friday, February 22nd, we were joined by Lauren Cristella, Fels Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Hillary Shayne, MPA ’14 and Fels Social Media Coordinator, to share the basics of using Linkedin and tips and tricks in its power in connecting.  Missed the session? Download the outline. Current students and alumni are also welcome to reach out to Lauren for advice for improvements to...
Lauren Hansen-Flaschen, Fels MPA '12 It has been a fun and informative first week for me at Fels R&C. Lauren Hirshon has been patiently fielding endless questions about the details of our projects and the logistics of the Associate Consultant internship. After drafting a few press releases and reviewing some documents prepared by past and current associates, I think I’m absorbing the...
The University of Pennsylvania’s International Internship Program (IIP) offers Penn students the amazing opportunity to intern with an established Non-governmental or Non-profit Organization for eight to twelve weeks over the summer. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly for an NGO or a local organization in a developing country. In the past, IIP has sent students to Bangladesh,...
By Mercedes Perez, Ellen Kamei and Lilly Bertz (MPA '11) Last weekend (April 9-10), Fels sponsored three first-year MPA candidates to attend the 16th Annual International Development Conference at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Mercedes Perez, Ellen Kamei, and Lilly Bertz participated in the two-day student-run initiative themed “Insights, Leadership and Innovation: Charting...
Resume Workshop for Executive and Certificate Students (Saturday!) Saturday, October 6th @1:00pmFischer-Bennett Updating your current resume? Considering transitioning to a different type of position? Rosanne Lurie, Associate Director, Penn Career Services, will share resume advice and tips for helping your resume to stand out. She’ll cover content tips to help you best present your relevant...
What's the job market look like for the Fels class of 2012?  If our experience of the last few years holds up, they can feel pretty good about their prospects.    Let's acknowledge that these have been tough times for the US economy.  Fortunately, the small size and practical focus of the Fels program continue to serve our students well in their career development. Within six...
Free workshops are offered weekly on a variety of tools including Prezi, ArcGIS, and Photoshop. The full schedule of classes is viewable here.
Penn’s International Internship Program (IIP) is a campus-wide partnership that will offer approximately 40 summer internships for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students through four (4) exciting internship opportunities: The Botswana-Upenn Partnership; CASI-Piramal, Rajasthan, India; CASI-Chintan, New Delhi, India; and Penn GDI (various locations). Stipend: $3,000. Deadline: February 1...
Written by Deirdre Martinez, Fels lecturer and Director of the Penn In Washington program,  Public Policy Internships Everywhere: Opportunities Beyond the Beltway is an indispensable guide for students who would like to find an internship in the public policy field but don’t know where to start. The book is written for students who are still in high school and wondering what opportunities...
By Adam Robinson, MPA '12 When Richard Constable (MGA/JD ’97) thinks back to his time at Fels, it’s the small details of political leadership – many of which he learned from then-Fels director James Spady – that stick with him the most. “He would say, ‘you sit as close to the leader in the meeting as possible,’” Constable recalled of Spady. “You make sure if you’re working with the principal,...
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