While at Penn, all students have access to:

Academic Advising

Students gain valuable advice from multiple sources throughout their time on campus. Some of this is formal and arranged by your academic program when incoming students are paired with faculty to provide guidance as they choose their first year’s courses. The other kind of guidance students receive is less formal, although still part of the design of Penn’s residential campus. The sources for this advice is customized by the students themselves based on where they spend time and what kind of advice they’re seeking. This could take place in your College House while having dinner with a faculty house dean and their family, or perhaps through academic tutoring sessions down the hall from your room. The interconnected ecosystem of advising on campus means that students can find timely advice and mentors that suit them best, whether through their academic program office, at one of the may cultural resource centers, or through one-on-one appointments at the Weingarten Learning Resources Center or Career Services.

Career Services

Career Services helps students define their career goals and learn how to achieve them. The office helps students and alumni obtain permanent and short-term career-related employment and graduate and professional school admission through counseling sessions, workshops, alumni networks, a large career resource library and on-line information. Career Services also establishes and promotes contact between employers, graduate/professional schools, and the University. Through the On-Campus recruiting (OCR) program, the office hosts employer interviews.


After graduation, Penn students’ diverse and practical experiences are appealing to employers and graduate schools alike.

Career and Graduate School

To learn more about what Penn graduates are choosing to do after graduation, you can view the survey from the class of 2017. This report shares the top fields of work, average starting salary, top employers, and top graduate schools.


Our Global Alumni Network (some 305,000+ members strong) includes graduates from around the world who are very engaged and are there to support you in your career journey.

To learn more about what Penn graduates are doing five years into their careers, you can view the 2016 Young Alumni Survey.