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, Career Discovery Seminars, alumni panels, career fairs, and externship programs, 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 counseling to graduate and professional school advisors, assistance is available via appointment or walk-in. 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. Hundreds of employers also visit campus each year to 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 (a variety of opportunities), the Policy and Government Career Fair, the Global Career Fair, Start-Up Fair, and more. Students are also welcome to attend several off-campus career fairs, including the All Ivy Environmental Career Fair.

On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

During the fall and spring semesters, hundreds of employers conduct interviews on campus for internships and permanent full-time positions through Penn’s On-Campus Recruiting. The majority of employers participating in OCR hire for business-related and technical positions in the financial services, consulting, technology, and engineering industries.

Interview Training

Mock interviews by job type and industry are available to give students an understanding of what is expected of them during the interview process and help them prepare for the kinds of questions that they should expect from an interviewer.

Student Voices

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