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.
Laurie Fanelly: Director Financial & Administrative Services, Penn Libraries
Before finding work at the University of Pennsylvania, Laurie Fanelly was a retired court reporter in search of a new career. As a parent, she was attracted to Penn’s tuition benefit for staff dependents, but she also used the benefit to complete her own undergraduate degree. Today, she’s the Director of Financial & Administrative Services for the Penn Libraries system, a Wharton alumna, and the proud parent of a Penn grad.
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. Full story
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. Full story
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. Full story