For College Students, Recent Grads & Parents:
Getting into your top choice college is no longer the end game. As your four years of college fly by, college graduates face an uncertain and unsettling road. Where you work after graduation is one of the most important decisions you will make - a critical element in launching a successful career. This is a can't-miss opportunity for college students, recent grads, and parents: Let us help you understand how to GET HIRED now.
This Event Includes
- A Panelist discussion - successful millennial UPenn graduates discuss the do's and don'ts of career launch
- Panel moderation - Early Stage Careers co-founders guide discussion to identify successful strategies for today's career search
- Q & A - Attendees can ask panelists specific questions regarding career launch
- Networking session - Attendees have the opportunity to informally meet the panelists, Early Stage Careers coaches, and other young professionals
- Two drinks and snacks - included in the price of admission
Get the Inside Track on Jobs & Careers
Here Recent Grads Share the Do's and Don'ts of Getting Hired
- Engage in an interactive discussion with an esteemed panel of accomplished millennial Penn alumni who will share their successes, failures and lessons learned from a broad range of industries: Private Equity, Investment Banking, Marketing, Law, Technology, Art, Media, Journalism, Politics, Entertainment, and Fashion.
- Learn from expert millennial career coaches, Lesley Mitler and Jill Tipograph; co-founders of Early Stage Careers, who will moderate this event. They have been featured in national media, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, The Today Show and more. Their exclusive focus is launching the careers of college students and recent graduates today.
Understand "The New Normal" of Today's Early Career Job Search
- The radically changing entry level job market is dominated by smaller employers who don't recruit on campus.
- The "black hole" of applying to jobs online offers few results and little feedback.
- The job application process causes overwhelming frustration and discouragement.
Avoid the detours and costly mistakes - putting parents, students and recent grads in the driver's seat!
Here Are Some Facts That May Startle You
- 44% of students are underemployed after earning their bachelor's degree
- Only 11% of business leaders strongly agree that recent (college) graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace.
- 60% of employers prefer work experience gained through internships and co-op programs; at least 50% of new hires come from internship programs (NACE 2015 Job Outlook Survey)
- In 6 decades, career fields have increased by more than 200%
- 60% of companies feel that new grads lack critical thinking skills: 56% feel they lack attention to detail; 44% find fault with writing proficiency; 39% are critical of public speaking ability.
DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR PROVEN CAREER STRATEGIES AND VALUABLE INSIGHTS! Plus, engage in real networking with the panelists and career experts.
Early Stage Careers, LLC co-founders: Lesley Mitler and Jill Tipograph
Arthur Heilbronn, C’08: BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE), Magna Cum Laude; Harvard Business School ‘14; Vice President at GF Capital Management.
Jon Kurland, C’08: BA in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Benjamin Franklin Scholar; Harvard Law School ’11, Founding Member & Executive Editor of Harvard Business Law Review. Entertainment Attorney at Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP.
Eric Mogil, W’11: BS in Economics, Wharton commencement address; Michael Kors, Director Digital Innovation.
Stinson Parks III, C’08: BA in Communications; Digital Social & Branded Content Lead at Mountain Dew of PepsiCo.
Noah Roswig, C'07: BA in Psychology and English; Vice President, Head of Planning and Financial Strategy at Tibi.
Alexandra Schuster, C’11: BA in Urban Studies, Summa Cum Laude; Harvard Kennedy School ‘16. Co-Founder, Daily Pnut, a new media startup and rapidly growing daily email for millennials on global news.
Liz Wessel, C’12: BA with honors; Co-Founder & CEO, WayUp, largest online marketplace for college students to find jobs. CNN named WayUp one of 30 innovative companies changing the world in 2015. 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology.
*Panelists subject to change
This Penn Club event is open to the public. Please share this invitation with anyone who may be interested.
We will allow for Q&A followed by time for the participants to mingle and network with panelists and career experts. We expect this will be an illuminating and educational experience for all attendees.