Career Forward

Penn offers many avenues to success for its full- and part-time staff members. This sampling of staff stories shows how great people with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills have developed rewarding careers within the University.

Solution Seekers

Roger Lopez

Take your Penn career to the next level through professional development.

Roger Lopez: Information Technology Support Specialist, Division of Finance

The qualities Roger Lopez developed as a Marine still serve him well at the University. “When I was in the Marine Corps, I was an aircraft mechanic,” says Roger. As a Marine, he did his part for national security. Today, he applies his talents to information security in the Division of Finance at Penn.

Temp-to-perm Success

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Karen Brann: Assistant to Dr. Vijay Kumar and Associate Director, Research and Publications, GRASP Lab

Three years ago, Karen Brann was a stay-at-home mom looking for a way to test the workplace waters. So she signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center, managed by UA Staffing. Now she's the Assistant to Dr. Vijay Kumar and Associate Director of Research and Publications at the GRASP Lab.

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Tope Ligali, Center for Minority Serving Institutions

By signing on as Penn Jobs Center temp and building a reputation as an outstanding administrative professional, Tope Ligali found permanent work at Penn in a field close to her heart.

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Suzanne Matarese: Financial Administrative Coordinator, Penn Libraries

A few years ago, Suzanne Matarese signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center, managed by UA Staffing. Now she holds a full-time, permanent position as the financial administrative coordinator for Penn’s extensive library system.

Ann Miller

Ann Miller: Wharton Innovation Group

Ann Miller signed on as a temp with the Penn Job Center, managed by UA Staffing. And today, she has a full-time position as the Program Coordinator for the Wharton Innovation Group.