As a Penn Engineering Online student, you’ll have access to extensive career and professional-development services throughout the program. Whether you want to launch a new career or expand the possibilities of your current role, we’ll help you reach your goals. 

If you’re an employer interested in recruiting Penn Engineering Online students, see Recruiting

Meet with a Career Advisor

Get personalized career advice from an expert in the field. Virtual meetings with our career advisor help you refine your career goals, practice your interviewing skills, hone your resume, and more. You can shape your advising session to meet your specific needs. For example:

  • Mapping your career goals
  • Writing a great resume and cover letter
  • Job-search strategies
  • Interviewing skills
  • Networking skills
  • Professional communication
  • How to build a strong personal brand

Contact Us

Want to know more about our career services? Reach out to Emily Parry, Associate Director of Professional Development and Networking.

Emily Parry, Associate Director of Professional Development and Networking - Penn Engineering Online

Build Your Professional Skills

We regularly host events designed to prepare you for a successful job search. For example: 

  • Virtual seminars on writing a great resume, launching your job search, preparing for interviews, negotiating a job offer and more
  • Live-streamed interviews with alumni 
  • Monthly sessions with our Associate Director of Professional Development and Networking

Network with Our Community

When you enroll in a Penn Engineering Online degree program, you join a powerful worldwide network of professionals who share your connection to the University of Pennsylvania. Opportunities to tap into that network include: 

  • Virtual small-group sessions organized by area of interest
  • On-campus events
  • An active Slack community for current students 
  • A private LinkedIn group for all MCIT Online students and alumni
  • Penn Alumni Directory (MyPenn)
  • Alumni clubs located around the world

Connect with Employers

Employers recruit at Penn because they know our graduates have the skills they’re looking for. We offer several ways for you to meet potential employers throughout the program:

Virtual Career Fair 

Engage with employers at our Penn Engineering Online career fair. Held each fall on Penn’s online recruiting platform, the event features group and one-on-one meetings.

Employer Information Sessions

Connect with companies through online information sessions. It’s a great way to learn about organizations and explore opportunities.

SPARC (Side Projects for Advancement, Refinement and Collaboration)

This summer-long competition gives you the opportunity to collaborate with a small team of classmates on a technical side project. As you work through technical problems to showcase outcomes and solutions, you’ll build the skills that employers are looking for. 

Alumni Outcomes

Our alumni go on to careers with top employers like Amazon, Apple, Atlassian, Google, and Microsoft. They’re working around the world as software engineers, data scientists, product managers and more.

Explore our outcomes

View our career report

Hear from our Alumni

Read alumni profiles
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