Global Career Week 2019

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 in the international arena and advice on how to approach them.

While there are countless fields and paths to pursuing a career focused on global issues or working in international contexts, navigating these is not always a straightforward or easy process. Our Global Career Week aims to alleviate some of this uncertainty, providing advice and examples from Penn alumni and other professionals at every point in their career journey from a diversity of backgrounds and current work environments.

Over the course of the week, various events will focus on a wide range of opportunities—thematically and temporally—available to students. This includes sessions on more immediate opportunities available to undergraduate students, such as international fellowships and internships, in partnership with Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), Penn Abroad, and Career Services.

The week will also feature panels, roundtables, coffee chats, and receptions with early, mid-career, and senior officials with experience working for non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government agencies, and various countries’ diplomatic corps. Further details on each event are available below. Please register in advance, and we hope to see you there!

Events

Global Career Week: International Fellowships and Graduate Education Opportunities

Monday, October 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Perry World House | World Forum

Interested in graduate school, research abroad, or project funding? Join us to learn about the many international fellowship opportunities available to Penn students, at the undergraduate and graduate level. This event is run in partnership with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF).

Global Career Week: Careers in Human Rights

Tuesday, October 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Perry World House | World Forum

From international development and food security to refugee policy and women’s rights, human rights advocacy and enforcement remains a critical global issue with potential for careers in a variety of issue areas, vocations, and geographic contexts. This event is run in partnership with Penn's Human Rights Certificate. 

The World Today presents: A World in Crisis: Two Journalists on Covering Asia, the Middle East, and Trump's Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Perry World House | Global Policy Lab

How is being a foreign correspondent different than twenty years ago? What are the greatest challenges facing international reporting today? How does covering politics abroad differ from covering politics in Washington? 

Global Career Week: Diplomatic Cables from Philadelphia: Careers in Diplomacy and Foreign Service

Wednesday, October 16, 4:30pm - 7:00pm, Perry World House | World Forum

Whether you’re interested in becoming a diplomat or foreign service officer, or simply learning what the day-to-day work of a Consul-General or Ambassador looks like, this panel will provide an introduction to and guidance on each step of pursuing a career in diplomacy and foreign service. This event is run in partnership with the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia.

Global Career Week: Careers in Foreign Policy and National Security

Thursday, October 17, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Perry World House | World Forum

From advances in military technology to grand strategy, intelligence gathering to regulating modern warfare, careers in foreign policy and national security span a diverse array of entry points and topics to consider. This event is run in partnership with the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics. 

Global Career Week: Identity and Diversity in National Security Careers Coffee Chat

Thursday, October 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Perry World House | Conference Room

Interested in a career in national security or foreign policy but concerned about workplace diversity or how to navigate traditionally unwelcoming spaces? Join us for a coffee chat on Thursday, in partnership with Penn's LGBT Center.

Global Career Week: Information Session on the Global Research & Internship Program

Friday, October 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Perry World House | Global Policy Lab

Looking to broaden your worldview by studying or interning abroad? Join us on Friday to hear from Penn Abroad on their Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP), alongside advice from students who have completed international internship experiences.

Global Career Week: Panel on International Internships

Friday, October 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Perry World House | Global Policy Lab

Looking to broaden your worldview by interning abroad? Join us on Friday to hear from Career Services on how to find and fund opportunities abroad, alongside advice from students who have completed international internship experiences.