Gabrielle Piper


Gabrielle graduated from the College as a Communications major in 2014 without a job. After interning at Edelman in Washington, DC, Gabrielle was offered a full-time position as the Assistant to the US CEO at Edelman in New York, where she worked for two years. Gabrielle enrolled at Penn Law in 2016 and plans to graduate in May 2019.

L's Taken


"Thank you for applying but..." jobs

  • Google
  • Edelman
  • Burson Marseteller
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Group Gordon
  • Ketchum
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • The Brunswick Group
  • The CDM Group
  • Qorvis MSLGroup
  • RF Binder
  • Mintz Levin
  • Management Leadership of Tomorrow Program
  • IRTS Fellowship


Clubs that "weren't a good fit"

  • Onyx Honor Society (twice)
  • BSL Freshman Committee
  • Women's Political League


Things I Swore I'd Finish But Never Did

  • Putting up all my pictures on my dorm wall (every year)
  • Any book I *tried* to read for pleasure
  • The idea I had for a thesis (I never wrote one/didn't need to)


Everyday L's of Life

  • Getting my hours cut at my work study job
  • Not taking advantage of Copa's amazing margaritas until second semester senior year
  • Staying on campus until December 23 for a final that was a take-home
  • Not being track captain because of issues with the coach


Failures That Seemed Like the End of the World Back Then But Don't Matter in Hindsight

  • Failing my first midterm freshmen year
  • Graduating without a job
  • Getting rejected from Onyx twice
  • The (multiple) C+'s on my transcript

On the Bright Side


Things I've Learned That Will Still Matter in 10 Years

  • The class that I may not have done the best in, but I learned the most from
  • Anything that makes me special and helps people remember me!
  • The genuine friends I met
  • The lessons from the friends I lost


Things I'm Proud of That You Won't See on a Resume

  • I've been able to finish the NY Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle thrice (without cheating/Googling)
  • I got 7-8 hours of sleep without fail every night during college
  • Seeing Beyonce live 7 times (and meeting her mom, Ms. Tina, in Starbucks)
  • When I graduated I could squat almost double my weight


Memories I Made While I Wasn't Studying/Working

  • Traveling to England with the track team
  • Any day hanging out in Makuu
  • Scandal nights in Harrison dorm room (Seasons 1-3 when it was still good... I've aged myself)
  • Finding hidden rooms in the Quad freshmen year