Penn Graduate Student Center

Personal Development & Wellness

About Personal Development & Wellness

Attending graduate school represents a commitment to personal growth. But, while you focus on intellectual goals, don’t forget other components of your life! Greek philosophers understood the importance of the mind-body connection, described by their well-known expression “mens sana in corpore sano” (or, “a healthy mind in a healthy body”). Modern science has compiled evidence in support of this ages-old idea--that physical health is best maintained when you are challenged intellectually, and the mind is sharper when the body is physically-fit. In like fashion, the Graduate Student Center wants to support you in maintaining balance in your own life by offering a personal development program for supporting your mind-body growth. The Personal Development program includes a number of series and events, such as...

Career Services

Walk-In Wednesdays with Career Services
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If you have a quick, career-related question, or want feedback on a CV, resume, or any job/internship application materials, then take this opportunity to meet with a Career Services graduate student/postdoc career advisor at the Graduate Student Center (room 303) every Wednesday from 12-2pm. We are looking forward to speaking with you! To find other walk-in hours offered at Career Services, visit: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/appointments, and to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a career advisor specific to your School, visit upenn.joinhandshake.com.

Connecting Mind and Body

Develop a stronger understanding of the link between the mind and the body. These sessions can help you reduce stress, boost immunity, and promote overall, balanced health. Newcomers are encouraged; many of our attendees are novices, who have commented that these sessions are no-pressure introductions and valuable for participants at all levels.

Mindful Meditation
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Meditation has been known to reduce stress and anxiety. It often helps to clear one's mind and eases other health issues such as high blood pressure and depression.

Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions with Sandi Herman of Campus Health Initiatives.

 

Yoga at the Grad Center!
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Join us for a free weekly yoga session with certified yoga instructor Bianca Brown

No prior experience required. Please bring your own mat, as it will NOT be provided during the sessions.

GSC Series on Life & Self-Development

GSC Series on Life & Self-Development offers programs that will help you better manage your life. Workshops in this series provide the opportunity for students to learn about things that they would not otherwise get at the University.

Writing a Personal Development Plan: Fall Into A Better You!

Monday, October 23, 2017, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Room 305 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Personal Development is a life long journey. At this workshop you will learn how to create an action plan that will give structure to the changes you want to see in yourself and ultimately help them come to fruition. You have the goals, we have the model…Let’s make a plan! Donuts and Coffee will be provided!

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu