Career Exploration

It’s OK to come to Wharton and not know what you want to do.

The purpose of college is to expand your mind, and not just academically. We want you to think of all the possibilities you have ahead of you, and we’re ready and excited to help you do that.

Comprehensive Career Services

Penn is home to of one of the best career services offices in the country, and all Wharton undergraduates have access to their extensive resources. Through one-on-one advising, industry workshops and panels, and career fairs, Career Services helps our students explore their options and seek out the careers that are best for them – from financial services or brand management to entertainment or academia.

Below is just a sampling of the resources available to you as a Wharton undergraduate. For an extensive list of services offered to our students, visit the Career Services website.

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employers recruit at Wharton and Penn each year

Advising

From career counseling to graduate and professional school advisors, assistance is available via appointment, same-day advising or peer career advisor pop-ins. You can discuss career-related concerns or seek help with graduate school applications.

Career Panels and Employer Information Sessions

Throughout the year, Career Services organizes many panels and workshops to help you learn about various careers. Many employers also hold information sessions to help you learn more about opportunities with their organizations.

Career Fairs

Career Services organizes a variety of career fairs each year including Career Link and the Spring Career Fair, both with opportunities across several industries, the Policy and Government Career Fair, and others. Students are also welcome to attend several off-campus career fairs, including the All Ivy Environmental Career Fair.

On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

During the fall and spring semesters, employers conduct interviews on campus for internships and permanent full-time positions. Employers participating in OCI hire for business-related and technical positions in the financial services, consulting, technology, engineering, and many other industries.

Interview Preparation

Mock interviews by job type and industry are available for students to practice their interviewing skills, receive feedback, and prepare for sample questions that they may receive from an interviewer.

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