Barbara Hewitt

Executive Director

Barbara Hewitt

she/hers

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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A Day in the Life: Consulting Pension Actuary

8:00 AM: I’m out the door with my son. My wife goes into work before me, so I get my son ready and drop him off at day care before I head into the city.

9:30 AM: I’m at my …

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50 Best Accounting Firms for 2022

Today, we release our annual Accounting 50, a ranking of the best accounting firms to work for. The ranking is based on a survey of approximately 11,400 accounting professionals, who were asked to rate their firms in several workplace categories, …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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4 Tips for Managing Social Anxiety Disorder at Work

Work can be stressful no matter if you suffer from a mental health disorder or not. But if you’re someone who does deal with a mental health issue—such as social anxiety disorder—working can be extremely difficult, to say the least.

By Chris Harley - Vault
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Upcoming Employer Events

Welcome back!  We are so excited to see students returning to campus and are looking forward to a great fall semester.  As we previously announced, given the ongoing situation with COVID, all employer events coordinated by Career Services will be held …

By Barbara Hewitt
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How to Improve Your Executive Presence

In professional service industries such as management consulting, it’s important to have “executive presence” and continue to develop it. You won’t be able to grow your career without it.

Typically, executive presence refers to the way you present yourself—how you …

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5 Tips for AI-Powered Interview Success

AI-powered interviews are quickly growing in popularity due to their ability to save employers time and money during the recruiting process. And if you’re apprehensive about your upcoming AI-powered interview, you’re not alone. In-person interviews can be nerve-wracking enough, and …

By Lerma Gray - Vault
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How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

By Hannah Olson

After graduating from college, Lyme disease nearly derailed my early career in Washington, DC. I was hooked up to an IV for 8 hours a day and …

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49 Interview Questions Top Accounting Firms Ask

Since December, Vault has been asking accounting professionals across the U.S. to tell us what it’s like to work for their firms. So far, we’ve surveyed about 6,000 accounting professionals, and one of the questions we’ve been asking has to …

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15 High-Paying Jobs That Are in Demand for the Future

You want to pursue a career in a field you’re excited about. But if you’re like most people, you also want to go down a path that’s going to provide lucrative opportunities—not just right now but for years (or decades!) …

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How to Clean Up Your Social Media Footprint Before Your Job Search

When researching candidates, recruiters look at a lot more than resumes and cover letters. They also look at social media—to find out how you present yourself, how others perceive you, and how well you might fit with their culture. That’s …

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