Career and Professional Development

Our vision is to collaborate with and inspire Penn GSE students and alumni as they take their next steps after graduation and beyond. Our mission is to support all GSE degree-seeking students and alumni by providing a portfolio of resources that will help them embrace their unique strengths to achieve lifelong career fulfillment and to impact the world.

Alumna helping student


If you are a Penn GSE degree-seeking student or alumnus/a looking for assistance with your career and professional development, there are many resources available to you. Whether you feel a little “career clueless” or have a clear professional focus (or fall somewhere in between), we can assist you.


Newsletters and Handouts


  • In person, by phone, or via Zoom for degree-seeking students and alumni.
  • Topics include career exploration and assessment testing (SkillScan, CliftonStrengths, MBTI, and Strong Interest Inventory); job search advising; graduate/professional school application advising; resume, cover letter, personal statement, LinkedIn profile critiques.
  • Schedule an appointment online via Handshake

Drop-In Hours

  • Walk-ins through Penn Career Services
  • Career Peer Advisor drop-in hours; schedule sent via the newsletter



Penn GSE graduates pursue a wide variety of next steps after graduation including employment, graduate/professional school, and voluntary service in the United States and around the world. For more details check out the Career Plans Survey Report and the #AfterPennGSE photo gallery.


A grid of 4 student photos, each holding a sign about what they will do after Penn GSETop left: Urban Teacher Apprenticeship Program, M.S.Ed., Harlem Children’s Zone, 4th grade teacher. Top right: Statistics, Measurement, Assessment, and Research Technology, M.S.Ed., Lamb Financial, Data Analyst. Bottom left: Executive Program in School and Mental Health Counseling, M.S.Ed., Connect Counseling, Outpatient Clinician. Bottom right: Higher Education, M.S.Ed., Drexel University, Recruitment Specialist.


Would you like to recruit a Penn GSE student or alumnus/a? If so, you are in the right place!

Contact Us

Penn GSE Career and Professional Development

3700 Walnut Street, Room 205
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn Career Services

3718 Locust Walk, McNeil Building, Suite 20
Philadelphia, PA 19104