Career Services is the main career resource center for all Penn undergraduates and the majority of graduate and professional students, as well as alumni.
Directed by Patricia Rose, Career Services’ mission is to help students land both permanent and short-term career-related employment, and graduate and professional school admission. With counseling sessions, workshops, alumni networks, a career resource library, and a variety of online information, the office helps students define their career goals and learn how to achieve them.
In this edition of By The Numbers, the Current delves into the facts and figures behind this important office at Penn.
|1926||Year Career Services was established.|
|27||Full-time staffers. There are also five part-timers, three graduate interns, and 20 work-study students.|
|7,000||Number of in-person appointments with students per year.|
|2.3 million||Number of website visits it had last year.|
|14,000||Email inquiries answered in the 2015-16 academic year.|
|294||Number of workshop events hosted last year.|
|779||Number of employers, across industries, brought to campus last year.|
|11||Typical number of career fairs held in a year.|
|13,000||Number of jobs and internships posted on PennLink, Career Services’ online recruiting system.|