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David Britto

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Philadelphia youth unemployment rate double the national average

Unemployment may be due to structural problems in Philadelphia’s education system.

April 24, 2012

Economy, job options prompt graduates to look to nonprofit field

Last year, 43 percent of surveyed companies increased their staff sizes, a 26.5-percent increase from 2010, the report added.

April 19, 2012

Employment report forecasts job growth for grads

Employers nationwide are expected to hire 10.2 percent more new college graduates this academic year than during 2010-2011. This trend is partially manifested at Penn, but Career Services expects high numbers of offers..

April 15, 2012

Penn Law grads generally unaffected by national unemployment trend

Rather than a golden ticket to a comfortable career, a law degree may no longer help some students land jobs upon graduation.

April 11, 2012

Internship survey shows good news for job seekers

More than half of the class of 2012 obtained full-time paid internships last summer. Overall, more internship offers came during March, April and May for students in the College, Nursing and Engineering schools. Nearly half of Wharton students received offers during January and February.

April 8, 2012

Wharton and Harvard MBA students fundraise for Make-A-Wish

Six groups of Wharton undergraduates and MBA students from Harvard Business School worked together to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation — a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

April 3, 2012

ESL program teaches slang to foreign students

‘SLANGuage,’ a free ESL class hosted by The Christian Association at Penn, aims to educate students about idioms and slang language that they might not learn in a more formal English language course.

March 27, 2012

International students struggle for U.S. employment

While seniors scramble to secure jobs before the recruiting season ends, one particular group of students faces more difficulties than everyone else.

March 22, 2012

Student interns unpaid but undeterred

According to Career Services’ recently released Summer Internship Survey Reports for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, 19 percent of rising seniors took unpaid work last summer.

March 20, 2012

Employers look to social media for recruitment

A study released by Bullhorn Reach, a division of the recruiting software company Bullhorn Inc., reveals that social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are set to become important recruitment tools for employers.

March 13, 2012

InternMatch to launch at Penn this month

InternMatch, an internships website co-founded in 2005 by a Penn graduate, will debut at Penn later this month.

February 16, 2012

PennLink outage disrupts recruiting

PennLink was offline from the evening of Feb. 9 until the morning of Feb. 13 due to technology malfunctions.

February 13, 2012

PURM offers summer research opportunities

The Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program allows students and faculty to learn from each other outside of the classroom.

February 9, 2012

Penn graduate launches site as secure, anonymous forum for whistleblowers

Jimmy Tobias, a 2010 College graduate, recently launched Honest Appalachia, a watchdog website that offers whistleblowers an anonymous platform to release sensitive information on government and corporate wrongdoing.

February 8, 2012

Med School scavenger hunt hopes to spread awareness about cardiac arrest

The MyHeartMap Challenge, which will run until Mar. 13, aims to draw awareness to automatic external defibrillators in the Philadelphia county. Through a scavenger hunt open to the public, the contest offers monetary prizes to groups that can locate the most defibrillators — machines that release electric shocks to the heart to restore normal heart rhythms after cardiac arrest.

January 31, 2012

Technology companies increase summer interns

Defying the job-cutting trends across many industries, technology companies are offering attractive career prospects to college students.

January 29, 2012

College and Engineering grads see significant rise in salaries

2011 College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Science graduates saw significant salary increases over their 2010 peers of 7 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

January 24, 2012

Wharton graduate left his job to travel across the globe

After taking a one-way flight to London, Lam travelled through Europe, stopping in France, Portugal and Spain before crossing the Mediterranean into Africa.

January 18, 2012

Financial strain leads some to consider graduating early

Penn students are increasingly considering the option of graduating a semester early, as the typical four-year degree gives way to a variety of alternatives.

January 18, 2012

Career Services launches mobile app for PennLink

The free app will work on any mobile device, providing on-the-go access to career fair information as well as interview openings for internships and jobs.

January 16, 2012

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