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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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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How to Tell if an Employer Actually Supports Working Parents (Before You Accept an Offer)

Maybe you’ve got a dream job prospect dangling right in front of you or perhaps you’re feeling ready for a new challenge, a different boss, or a change of scenery and it’s time to find a new gig.

As a …

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Not Sure What You Should Be Making at Your First Job? Here’s How to Figure Out the Right Number to Aim for

Launching your career by landing your first full-time job can be thrilling, but there might be one small thing you’re not so sure about as you wait to hear the words, “You’re hired!”: Money.

How do you know what to …

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5 Email Introductions That Make the Right Impression (With Samples)

Sending a cold email introducing yourself can be intimidating — especially if writing isn’t necessarily your thing. After all, you want the person on the receiving end of your email to actually read your email and respond to it, not just …

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How to Plan Your Ideal Hybrid Work Schedule (So You Can Live Your Best Life)

If you’ve been working from home since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may feel like it’s been just a few weeks or several decades (or somehow both at the same time) since you set foot in an office. …

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Looking Back…. And Forward

Whew… we’ve almost made it through this incredibly strange 2020-2021 academic year.  Congrats to all of you, especially graduating students. We’ve muddled through zoom fatigue, social distancing, and have been faced with significant challenges throughout the pandemic.  For many, there …

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How—and When—to Include Projects on Your Resume (Plus Examples!)

If you’ve completed a project you’re especially proud of, it’s natural to want to show it off on your resume—and it might even help you land your next job. Projects that potentially belong on your resume can come from your …

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