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IR Collaborates with Career Services

The Internatinal Relations Program is collaborating with Career Services, looking forward to a semester of partnerships that support IR majors and alumni throughout this year. This is an introduction to the services that Career Services offer. Keep checking back for more resources and events of interest. 

Meet the Career Services College Team

We are all a group of individuals with a liberal arts background who are passionate about supporting the needs of the College students. We share a little bit about ourselves below, and hope to get to know you better throughout the semester.


Anne Marie Gercke, Associate Anne Marie joined the University of Pennsylvania Career Services team in February 2012 and provides career and internship guidance to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences. Anne Marie's professional background spans several industries, including education, media arts, writing and editing, technology, recruiting and human resources, project management and marketing. She also has traveled and backpacked different parts of the globe for periods of time, including Europe and Australia. Also, as she is currently enrolled in the Higher Education M.S.Ed. program at Penn's Graduate School of Education, Anne Marie routinely studies and learns about new resources to help students make the most of their experiences both at Penn and beyond.

Mylène Kerschner, Associate Mylène returned to Career Services in 2015 after four years planning events at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas and at the Philadelphia Marriott.  She began working in the Career Services office right after graduating from the University of Richmond, where she was an English and History double-major.  Mylène assisted students and employers in her various roles as On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Assistant to the Wharton and Engineering teams and Information Resources and Web Manager.  In her current role, Mylène meets with students and works directly with employers to connect students with job and internship opportunities.  She also manages both the PennLink and iNet databases.  Although Mylène loved her few years planning weddings in the Caribbean, she is delighted to be back home in Philadelphia and also at Penn.

Heather Tranen, Associate Heather joined Penn Career Services in 2015 as an Associate Director on the College of Arts & Sciences team.  During her undergraduate studies at Saint Joseph's University, she studied English and Italian (reading Dante's Inferno in both languages simultaneously for two separate classes was a blast.) As a result, she empathizes with the challenges (and triumphs!) encountered as a liberal arts major.  Before finding her passion in career services, Heather worked in sales and marketing roles within both the media and the hospitality industries. She received her master's in Higher Education from New York University, and has experience in various areas of career services.  As recovering New Yorker, Heather looks forward to exploring the history, culture and food Philly has to offer (but mostly the food!).

Marianne  Marianne joined Career Services in 2015 as an Associate Director on the College of Arts & Sciences team.  She has worked at Penn for eleven years at the Wharton School, serving as an academic advisor to Wharton students and, most recently, in alumni relations.  She graduated from Bowdoin College with a double major in Romance Languages and History and earned her master's degree in Higher Education Management from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.  Marianne is delighted to be back in the undergraduate advising realm and working with liberal arts students.     

Alyssa Perkins-Chatterton, Administrative Alyssa graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont in the spring of 2013.  She began her career at her alma mater working in the Student Life Department.  It is here where she discovered her passion for working with students.  She recently moved to the Philadelphia area and joined the Career Services team at the beginning of the 2014 fall semester.  Alyssa assists the College of Arts & Sciences counselors in scheduling appointments, preparing workshops and events and planning the many career fairs the team hosts during the school year.  She enjoys working with Penn students, answering their questions and ensuring their needs are met in a timely fashion.

Carmen Delehanty, Graduate Carmen Delehanty is currently pursuing her M.S.Ed in Higher Education at the Penn Graduate School of Education and is excited to support CAS students as a Graduate Assistant.  For the past four years, Carmen lived in Beijing, China, where she worked as an Educational Consultant and Recruiting Director, guiding Chinese high school students through the U.S. college application process and hiring recent U.S. college graduates to join the Beijing counselling team.  Before living abroad, she began her career in education at Georgetown University, organizing various international education programs in fields ranging from economics to law and leadership.  Carmen studied Sociocultural Anthropology and Chinese at Haverford College and is thrilled to be back in Philadelphia!


Misc. Opportunities 

Career Programs and Events

We hold hundreds of programs throughout the year from general resume and job search workshops to field specific alumni panels. All programs are posted on our online calendar. We also host several career fairs geared to a variety of employers who tend to hire liberal arts and sciences majors.

Graduate & Professional School Resources

Our pre-graduate and professional school advising unit and their website are wonderful resources for students interested in continuing their studies. 

Thematic Email Distribution Lists

We created industry-specific email lists to serve as open forums for staff, faculty, students, etc. to share information about events, opportunities and resources related to international, common good careers, and creative careers. We welcome you to connect with us.


Career Resources for Students

Our website offers a plethora of information to support students in all stages of their career development. Below you will find a sample of pages we believe are most useful: