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...
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:00am
Don't miss this opportunity to meet Fels alums working in DC.  We will be providing a bus for students that will leave the Fels residence around 7am on the 14th.  There will be an opportunity to join a morning and afternoon meeting with Fels alums at various organizations as well as a networking lunch with Fels staff, students and alums. Students please RSVP here to help us plan visits...
Fall 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
If you want to make an impact through your career, help the country or tackle policy issues - consider a career in public policy and government! On October 7th, University of Pennsylvania Career Services will welcome over 20 organizations to Philadelphia for their annual Policy and Government Career Fair. This is an incredible opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from the State...
Fall 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
Hadi Khan is visiting Fels from Pakistan and would be glad to meet with Felsians interested in exploring work in international development, particularly education in developing countries, post-Fels. He will be sharing job search resources, types of jobs available in the development sector and how to secure one. Hadi graduated from Fels in 2012 and is currently managing education programs in...
Fall 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join Women of Fels for this empowering, hands-on workshop exploring gender differences in risk aversion and negotiation. Fiona Greig, Fels Professor and Deputy Budget Director for the City of Philadelphia, will facilitate this session focusing on these issues through the lens of public sector salary negotiation. Participants will examine their own negotiation styles, explore useful strategies,...
Fall 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lauren Cristella, Director of Strategic Operations, will lead a workshop covering the etiquette of LinkedIn outreach and its usefulness in expanding your network and setting up informational interviews.  She will also touch on best practices in setting up a personal profile. At the end of the workshop, all participants will have the opportunity to  take head shots to use for their...
Fall 2014
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...
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