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Employment Opportunities! 

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PASSIONATE. SUPPORTIVE. ADAPTABLE.

Penn Student Agencies offers transferable job experience and training to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. Our Student Executive Leadership would like to emphasize that you DO NOT have to be business-oriented to join our team and excel!

PSA values growth and rewarding dedicated students, that is why all Agency Leadership positions and the PSA Executive Suite are occupied by students! Students interested in running one of our businesses should start early, as Directors and Executives are hired and chosen internally.

Additional promotion opportunities are available for students at all experience levels. We continually nurture our community by hiring passionate, ambitious, and adaptable students.

Our hope is that PSA will not only be a place for professional development but also a tight-knit community of like-minded students. Additionally, we gladly employ both Federal Work Study and Non-Federal Work Study students which means our positions are accessible to anyone looking for an employment experience!

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Positions in RED are open. Positions in GREY are closed/ not hiring Fall 2020.

Retail 

Entry – Level

Food Service

Entry – Level

Specialized Services

Entry – Level

Leadership Positions

Management – Level 

 Store Associate   Artisan  Penn Lens Photographer   Vice President of Marketing 
 Customer Service Representative Shift Supervisor   Penn Lens Videographer  Benny’s Diner GM
Bartender  Penn Lens Designer  Vice President of Personnel 
 Barista   PSD Graphic Designer   Marketing & Outreach Manager 
 PSD Web Developer  
 fS Laundry Associate 
Compass Marketing Assoicate 

The PSA Executive Suite (VP of Marketing), Compass Marketing, and all Penn Student Design positions are eligible for remote work. All other positions may have on-campus components. Please email the PSA Talent Acquisition Team if you have any questions about each position. 

PSA Bartending start dates may vary. 

General Applicants

If you are interested in working for Penn Student Agencies but you are unsure where you want to work or if you are concerned about experience level – we recommend applying as a general applicant.

Your application will be reviewed by the PSA Talent Acquisition team and then you will receive a list of recommended positions within PSA that you could be a good fit for. Your application is reviewed as if you were applying to all open positions. If you wish to proceed with one of the positions, your application will be forwarded to the respective hiring team and they will get back to you with more information on interviewing for the position or a status update regarding your application.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All Applications Some Applications Optional

Our mission is to teach transferable skills and business management to Penn students by providing hands-on entrepreneurial experience outside the classroom, so that these students can be competitive in the job market and prepared for their post-graduation pursuits. We require the following elements in order to gain the most background on a potential candidate and to replicate the internship & post-graduation job application process.

For more guidance on applying for a job, visit Penn’s Career Services Website.

If you have any questions on joining our team, please email the PSA Talent Acquisition Team.

I. Cover Letter

A cover letter allows the PSA Talent Acquisition and respective hiring team to get to know an applicant and their motives for applying to the position. This application element should be error-free, professional formatted, and no longer than 1 page. Cover Letters are required for all applications except for firstServices’ positions.

In your cover letter please address the following:

  1. Why do you want to work for Penn Student Agencies?
  2. What do you hope to bring to the team you are applying to?
  3. What skills and experience do you hope to gain while at PSA?

If you are applying to a specific business, please also include:

  1. Why do you want to work for “Agency Name” specifically and what position you are applying to?

ONLY First Services Laundry Associate Applicants are exempt from the Cover Letter Requirement! 

Please address your cover letter to the Executive Director of the Agency you are applying to.

General Applicants should address the cover letter to “Hiring Director”. 

II. Resume or CV 

A resume/CV allows the PSA Talent Acquisition and respective hiring team to learn more about an applicant’s previous experiences and interests.

A note for first-years – do not worry just about experience! Highlight the SKILLS you gained and what extracurriculars you were involved in.

This application element should be error-free, professional formatted, and no longer than 1 page.

III. Class Schedule 

Please include your upcoming Fall 2020 Academic Class Schedule. Mandatory Club meetings & other Jobs should be included in this application element as well. This schedule should include Sunday through Saturday.

This application element should be error-free, professional formatted, and no longer than 1 page.

IV. Portfolio 

If you are applying to: Penn Lens; Penn Student Design; Marketing & Outreach Manager positions; or the Vice President of Marketing, you are required to submit a design or marketing portfolio of your works. This portfolio may be a collection of pieces, a website, or a link to a folder. Feel free to email the Executive Director/ EVP of the division you are applying to if you have questions on the portfolio.

This application element should be error-free, professional formatted, and clearly indicate all materials related to the portfolio.

Application Example – Review before Submitting

 


For most potential candidates, the application should be no longer than 3 pages. If the application contains portfolio, it may be longer. Applications must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Incomplete or unreadable applications will not be opened or reviewed for consideration. 

***If you are applying to multiple agencies, you must submit a seperate application for each position.

 Application Submission Portal