Barbara Hewitt

Executive Director

Barbara Hewitt

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Barbara was promoted to Executive Director of Penn Career Services in 2018 and currently leads the entire office as well as advises students and alumni interested in pursuing MBAs.  Prior to becoming Executive Director Barbara served as a Career Adviser to students in the College of Arts and Sciences and in Wharton.  Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College with majors in Psychology and Spanish, a masters in Counseling from Shippensburg University, and an EdD in Higher Education Administration from Penn.

Barbara believes strongly in the power of education to change lives and indeed the world, and has enjoyed focusing her career on helping students and alumni to take what they have learned while in school to contribute to society in their own unique ways.   Away from the office, Barbara spends time with her two teenage daughters and husband as well as a motley collection of furry friends including a shi zhu/ yorkie dog, two cats, and four occasionally noisy guinea pigs (at least when it’s their dinner time!).

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Welcome to Spring 2021!  Updates from Career Services

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It’s wonderful that we will have more students back in Philadelphia this spring.  We hope that with the vaccines more readily available our staff will be fully back on campus by the summer or fall. In the meantime, we wanted …

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12 Types of Workplace Discrimination | An Employee Guide

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In 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that over 80,000 workplace discrimination charges were filed, resulting in a staggering $400 million in compensation for victims. The Commission defines and prohibits 12 types of discrimination that affect any …

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Goodbye to Fall 2020 (and hello to 2021!)

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It’s been a long semester of remote classes, Zoom meetings, an ongoing pandemic, a disputed election, and continued social unrest.  Everyone I know is tired and in dire need of a break, and I’m entirely confident that this holds true …

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6 Actions to Take to Advance Your Career

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It’s common to feel stuck in your career, like you’re no longer growing or enjoying your work. And when you stop growing professionally, you stop expanding your skills, knowledge, and experiences. As a result, you stop expanding your personal value. This …

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How Will a Biden Presidency Affect International Students’ Job Search?

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It’s been more than a week since Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States. Following Biden’s successful presidential bid, we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros to get a sense of how a Biden …

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Making the Most of Career Services Communications

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We know that you get LOTS of communications from all over Penn and at times in can be overwhelming.  Here are TWO QUICK STEPS you can take to make sure that the information you receive from Career Services is …

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Preparing for Fall 2020 Recruiting

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Fall 2020 will look like no other semester in Penn’s history and certainly not what any of us had imagined.  Even though we will be working remotely, Career Services is fully prepared to continue to provide all of the services …

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Career Services for Students Taking a Leave of Absence in Fall 2020

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Given the extenuating circumstances brought upon by COVID 19, students opting to take a leave of absence from Penn for Fall 2020 who have previously completed at least one semester at Penn will be allowed to participate in all career …

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An Update on Career Services for Fall 2020

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It has been a challenging few months for all of us given the COVID 19 pandemic and the social distancing measures we have taken. We hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy as we move into the …

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How to Make the Most of a Career Break

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There are a lot of reasons why you may need to step away from your career for a while. Becoming a parent, looking after a relative, or dealing with health issues can all lead you to need a break from …

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