Career and Professional Development

Our vision is to inspire graduates’ next steps after Penn GSE with innovative service and inclusive collaboration. Our mission is to offer a portfolio of resources to empower all Penn GSE degree-seeking students and alumni to embrace their strengths and knowledge to impact the world and achieve lifelong career fulfillment.

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

Individual appointments for students and alumni:

  • In person, by phone, or via Skype.
  • 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.
  • Contact us to schedule an appointment.
  • Schedule an appointment online via Handshake

Walk-ins through Penn Career Services



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
(215) 898-9651

Penn Career Services

3718 Locust Walk, McNeil Building, Suite 20
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-7531