Penn Graduate Student Center

Apply to be a Personal Development Fellow


Including the general responsibilities of a Grad Center Fellow as mentioned below, the Personal Development Fellow plans workshops and events that develop life skills and professional development, for example, leadership development, personal finance, etiquette, public speaking, etc.

The Fellow in this position will also run workshops and events in support of First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) students. In order to efficiently plan these programs, the Personal Development Fellow works closely with other University entities, including Career Services, the Library, Student Financial Services, and more. The Personal Development Fellow reports to the Assistant Director of the Graduate Student Center.

General responsibilities of a Grad Center Fellow

Grad Center Fellows work for the Graduate Student Center on an hourly basis. Each fellow staffs the Center, and is in charge of an event program area or a support program area (e.g., the web site).

Family Fellows work for the Family Resource Center on an hourly basis. Family Fellows staff the Family Center, and organizes activities for parents and families.

All Fellows manage the common space and reception desk, including making coffee, keeping the area tidy, answering phones and questions from guests. In addition, Fellows organize activities for students. All fellows are expected to work 8-12 hours per week with some evening and weekend work required.

Any student who will be an enrolled University of Pennsylvania graduate or professional student in 2017-18 is eligible to apply. Organization, event planning, time management and a willingness to learn are preferred; general knowledge of the University and support services; and customer service skills are also very useful.

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Deadline: August 28, 2017


Fellows receive $15 per hour.

Please be aware that if you are employed at more than one campus job, you cannot work more than 20 hours per week in total if you are currently enrolled in classes per University policy.

Selection Process

On the basis of the completed application and supporting documents, a select number of applicants will be invited to interview.

Any student who is currently and will be registered as a University of Pennsylvania graduate or professional student during the next academic year is eligible to apply.

Fellows are appointed for one academic year starting in the fall. Depending on the Family Center/Grad Center's needs and the individual Fellow's schedule, a Fellow may begin at other times in the year.

A Fellow can be dismissed prior to the end of the appointment for failing to live up to his/her responsibilities to the Graduate Student Center and/or Family Resource Center.

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