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Taking full advantage of the Penn experience

Penn is proud to offer its employees opportunities to advance personal and professional goals with programs and courses to match their interests. Whether you enroll in one of our many innovative and multidisciplinary professional master’s degrees or work with an advisor to design your own career-enhancing post-baccalaureate program, there are more ways than ever to pursue your passion at Penn. Visit our programs page for information about all of the flexible and innovative programs offered by Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS).

As an employee, you are eligible for tuition assistance on credit-bearing and audited courses that you take here at Penn through our tuition benefits program. You can apply to a full degree program, or you can arrange to take just a few courses.

The human resources website provides a full explanation of the tuition benefits available to you. University of Pennsylvania Health System employees should check directly with their human resources department for specific requirements and benefits details.

Discover the many opportunities at Penn LPS

All prospective LPS students, including Penn employees, must first apply and be accepted into their chosen degree or nondegree program. Please note that admission eligibility and application requirements vary by degree program. View the requirements for your program of interest to learn what you will need.

Members of the LPS Recruitment Team look forward to helping you learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you at Penn. To schedule an appointment, please call (215) 746-6902 or e-mail lps-info@sas.upenn.edu. You can also stop in for one of our popular Walk-In-Wednesdays, when we’re available to discuss your interests and needs and answer your questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

October event: Employee Resource and Volunteer Fair

Discover the variety of campus resources and services available to Penn employees at the Employee Resource and Volunteer Fair. This fair is open to the entire Penn community and is hosted by the Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) and the Penn Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly (WPPSA).

Thursday, October 8
12-2 p.m.
Bodek Lounge and Reading Room, Houston Hall

Penn LPS office hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Penn LPS office location

The Penn Liberal and Professional Studies suite is located on the first floor of 3440 Market Street (the first building on the southwest corner of 34th and Market streets). 

Student employee profiles

  • Jaime Kelly
    Education:

    Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics, 2015
    Certificates in Leadership & Management and Practitioner of Change
    Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Skidmore College, 2003

    Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jaime Kelly always loved the liberal arts. After she graduated from Skidmore College with her BA in English literature, she began working for a weekly newspaper based in Center City. Then in 2009, Jaime started to work for a large foodservice organization and her role brought her to Penn, regularly. Jaime loved being back on a college campus and thought Penn would be the perfect place for her to work.

    “I was hired by Penn in 2011, and it took me about a year to select a graduate program to apply to. The Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics program appealed to me because its design allowed me to select the courses I needed to advance my career. I gained so many insights on how to be a better leader and advisor and I learned how to navigate through organizational change.

    Each course in the Organizational Dynamics program seemed to build on the information I learned during the previous one. I took two classes each semester and found the process of developing new knowledge to be addicting.

    What advice would I share with other Penn employees? Even if you only audit one course a year, take advantage of your tuition benefits. Penn Summer is a perfect time to begin. With its open enrollment, you don’t have to apply to a program in order to register for a class. You can even take a course for personal enrichment. It’s always a good idea to come to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies during a Walk-in Wednesday to ask about how to get started. You’ll be amazed at what’s open for you to explore.

    As for my plans after receiving my master’s? I’m enrolling in the Penn Alumni program and will jump right back into the classroom. As I said, education is addicting.”

  • Matthew Pilecki
    Education:

    Master of Liberal Arts, 2015
    Concentration: Philosophy and Psychology of Sexuality
    Bachelor of Arts, English, Temple University, 2006

    Philadelphia-area native Matthew Pilecki enjoys mastering different subjects. After graduating from Temple University in 2006, Matt worked as a grants assistant at a local university. He missed being creative, so he took on a second career simultaneously as a freelance journalist, covering a range of topics for national and local publications. In 2010, Matt was hired as a part-time editorial assistant for Penn Law Journal, the school’s Alumni magazine.

    “After I was promoted to a full-time position at Penn Law in 2011, I enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Studies program at the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. I took one course and knew I wanted to keep on learning but didn’t know what to focus on.

    When I met with the director of the Master of Liberal Arts program, he advised me to take courses that most interested me. I felt as if I found a perfect academic opportunity to explore my love of creative writing, politics, literature and philosophy.

    The program’s flexibility allowed me to tap into as many subjects as I wanted. By working with my advisor, I built my own curriculum around my diverse interests. Then I brought everything together in my capstone project that focused on interpretations of gender experiences and expressions as described in psychoanalytic and phenomenological theory.

    I steadily took one course each semester and graduated in May 2015. I absolutely plan to take more Penn classes and I know what I want to focus on. I’m just uncertain whether I want to start another master’s degree program or begin earning my PhD—in philosophy.”

Upcoming Graduate Fair

Upcoming Graduate Fair

Visit campus October 1st at 5:30 p.m. to hear from our graduate and post-baccalaureate programs staff.

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Fall Course Guide

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Walk-In Wednesday

Walk-In Wednesday

We're here to answer your questions face-to-face every Wednesday. Walk right in.

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Penn LPS

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335
Directions

Telephone: (215) 898-7326
Fax: (215) 573-2053
E-mail: lps@sas.upenn.edu

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