Network and Connect

Through opportunities to connect with Quakers around the globe, alumni can harness the many connections of our community.

Build Your Network

Be an active participant in the GSE and Penn Alumni communities. These tools will help you grow your personal and professional networks:

Penn GSE Connects

Penn GSE Connects is the School’s online social and professional networking community designed to cultivate meaningful engagement. Connect with Penn GSE students and alumni and gain their support and perspective as you navigate your own career. Penn GSE Connects supports alumni and current students as you collaborate and grow professionally through group and individual connections. Learn more about Penn GSE Connects and register.


Alumni are invited to join fellow graduates, graduate students, and postdocs in the Penn Community on Handshake, the most intuitive and sophisticated career platform on the market today. Activate your Handshake account to search for jobs and internships, learn about career-related workshops, career fairs, employer presentations, on-campus interviews, schedule your next appointment at Career Services, and more.


Your Pathway to All Things Penn
With over 88,000 members (and growing!), QuakerNet is an exclusive platform designed to help you leverage the power of the Penn community through tools and resources for personal and professional growth. With QuakerNet, you can find and connect with alumni, build a network with like-minded Penn graduates, update your information, interests, and work history, and access the library and other alumni resources.

Alumni Career Networking

Connect with graduates while developing your professional portfolio with opportunities with Penn Alumni Career Networking resources like the Online Networking Book Club and Career Tools Webinar Series.

Connections That are Close to Home

Regional Clubs

With more than 120 alumni Regional Clubs around the world, graduates are able to connect with fellow Quakers in year-round, alumni-oriented engagement opportunities and programs. Already engaged with your regional club? Email us at to see about serving as a liaison to best market and promote relevant programming to GSE alumni.

The Penn Club

The Penn Club offers alumni a continued connection to fellow graduates and the vast Ivy League network, especially in the New York metro area.

The Penn Wharton China Center

Opened in 2015, the Penn Wharton China Center offers alumni services and opportunities to learn and network in the Central Business District of Beijing.

Multicultural Outreach

Working to encourage alumni of color and LGBTQIA alumni to find and maintain meaningful connections and active engagement with Penn, the Multicultural Outreach team in Alumni Relations seeks to increase diverse alumni participation through the support of groups that center on culturally-focused alumni affiliation and interaction, as well as intercultural collaboration. 

Interest Groups

Penn Alumni Families

The Penn Alumni Families program provides family-specific programming targeting Philadelphia area alumni with children or grandchildren. This series of programs provides an opportunity for alumni to enjoy Penn events with an emphasis on programming for their families.

Shared Interest Groups for Penn Alumni

Penn Alumni recognizes shared interests to be a critical part of what connects so many alumni with each other and with Penn. Therefore, in alliance with its mission to establish a mutually beneficial lifelong relationship between the University and its alumni, and to encourage peer-to-peer interaction, Penn Alumni formally supports the development and existence of Penn Alumni Shared Interest Groups (SIGs).

Attend an Event

Find events and opportunities to connect with fellow Quakers no matter where you are in the world.

Alumni News and Profiles

See how Penn GSE alumni like you are having an impact in their communities, across education, and around the globe.

Social Media

Connect with the Penn GSE community on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram, see photos from our events on Flickr, and watch content from our expert faculty, programs, and School on our Vimeo channel.

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