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Global Career Week
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Join Perry World House for Global Career Week, a series of events and panels focused on the wide range of potential career tracks for Penn students and advice for how to approach them. Exposing students to the vast extent of international paths that Penn alumni and other professionals have taken is important to helping them realize the myriad opportunities that exist in these fields, and alleviating some of the uncertainty around non-linear career paths. Global Careers Week will focus on a wide range of opportunities—thematically and temporally—available to all Penn students. This includes sessions on more immediate opportunities available to undergraduate students, such as international fellowships and internships, in partnership with Penn’s CURF and Penn Abroad. The week will also feature panels, roundtables, and coffee chats or receptions with senior officials working with non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government agencies, and the foreign service. See below for the full schedule of events, and we hope to see you there!


Monday, October 22nd

  • Careers in Human Rights and Development
    • In partnership with Penn’s Human Rights Certificate Program
    • 12:00-1:30pm
    • Perry World House World Forum
    • Register Here
  • Featuring:
    • LaShawn Jefferson, Perry World House – Deputy Director (moderator)
    • Rona Peligal, Fund for Global Human Rights – Vice President for Development and Communications
    • Aleyamma Mathew, Ms. Foundation – Director of the Women’s Economic Justice Program
    • Johanna Gusman, Legal Advisor – United Nations Special Rapporteur and Visiting Researcher – Georgetown Law

Tuesday, October 23rd

  • International Fellowships
    • In partnership with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF)
    • 12:00-1:30pm
    • Perry World House World Forum
    • Register Here
  • Featuring:
    • Wallace Genser and Lauren Orr, CURF (moderators)
    • Raha Rafii, Fulbright Scholar and Oxford fellowship recipient
    • Emily Eckardt, Critical Language Scholar and former Princeton in Asia staff
    • Jocelyn Perry, Gates Cambridge Scholar and Fulbright Public Policy Fellow
    • Matt Lisle, Penn President’s Engagement Prize Winner

Wednesday, October 24th

  • Careers in Foreign Policy
    • In partnership with the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics
    • 12:00-1:30pm
    • Perry World House World Forum
    • Register Here
  • Featuring:
    • Mike Horowitz, Perry World House – Associate Director (moderator)
    • Nadia Schadlow, Perry World House – Distinguished Visiting Fellow; former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy
    • Joseph Westphal, Lauder Institute – Senior Global Fellow; former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
    • Lindsey Ford, Asia Society Policy Institute – Director of Political-Security Affairs

Thursday, October 25th

  • Diplomatic Cables from Philadelphia: The Careers of Global Diplomats
    • In partnership with the Consular Corps of Philadelphia
    • 4:30-6:00pm; Reception from 6:00-7:00pm
    • Perry World House World Forum
    • Register Here
  • Featuring:
    • Bill Burke-White, Perry World House – Executive Director (moderator)
    • Alicia G. Kerber-Plama, Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia – Head Consul of Mexico
    • Pier Attinio Forlano, Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia – Consul General of Italy
    • Tiffany McGriff, U.S. Department of State – Diplomat in Residence – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York
    • Nicholas Agbo Ella, Consulate General of Nigeria - Deputy Consul General

Friday, October 26th

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) Information Sessions - Come learn more about Summer 2019 internship and research opportunities abroad through the Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP)! All placements come with guaranteed funding!
  • Featuring:
    • Jillian Cener, Penn Abroad - Global Internships Manager