Networking and Resources

Office of Career Services

The Office of Career Services is a resource for Penn alumni—you may access many of their services even after you have graduated. As a Penn alum, you can:

  • Speak to counselors for career and graduate school advising
  • Maintain a credentials (recommendation) file
  • Sign up for job announcement listservs
  • Take the MBTI personality inventory and review results
  • Attend career panels, workshops, employer presentations and career fairs
  • Explore the Career Library and review funding sources
  • And more!

Go to the Career Services website.

Continuing and Professional Learning Opportunities from SP2

PennSP2 and its affiliated research centers offer a variety of ongoing professional learning opportunities to its alumni and the general public through OpenSP2, including:

  • Online Courses
  • Professional Certificate Programs
  • Post-Masters Advanced Study
  • Executive Education Programs
  • Social Work CEU courses

Discounts may be available for programs for SP2 alumni. Please visit the OpenSP2 page for complete details.

Job Announcement Listservs & LinkedIn Group

The Office of Career Services maintains multiple job announcement listservs. Penn alumni are welcome to sign up for any of the listservs (browse the lists and choose the ones that best meet your field, i.e., macro/government jobs, clinical/direct practice, etc.)

Sign up for a job announcement listserv.

The School of Social Policy & Pracitce, Office of Institutional Advancement supports the Penn SP2 Alumni Network on LinkedIn. Job and volunteer opportunities are regularly posted.

Social Work Licensure

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) develops and maintains the social work licensing examinations. Information about the exams can be found on the ASWB website.

Social Work licensing requirements vary by state, so it is recommended that you check out the requirements for the state in which you are getting licensed.

Alumni Networking

Network with other alumni without leaving your desk!

Quakernet

QuakerNet is Penn’s online alumni community. It serves as your portal for alumni connections, and includes:

  • Online Alumni Directory (search for classmates and fellow alumni)
  • Your Profile (easily update the contact information that Penn has on file for you)
  • Lifetime Email Forwarding
  • Access to PACNet (the Penn Alumni Career Network)

Go to QuakerNet. If you haven’t already registered for QuakerNet, you will need to follow the instructions for creating a username and password in order to access the benefits listed above.

PACNet: Penn Alumni Career Network

The Penn Alumni Career Network (PACNet) is a resource for alumni and current students who wish to contact alumni regarding careers and career-related issues. PACNet is maintained by the University’s Office of Career Services and is accessible through QuakerNet, Penn’s Online Community.

Offer Career Advice
As a PACNet member, you’ll have an opportunity to provide information on your career area, employment outlook in your field, requirements for entry, and other issues specific to your job/industry.

Seek Career Advice
Search the database for other Penn alumni who have offered to be contacted about their career, their field, their position, and more. You can search by categories like industry, geography, affinity group, and even mentoring interest (i.e., Work/Life Balance or Leadership/Management).

In order to access PACNet, you must first be a registered member of QuakerNet.

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