Wharton Alumni Career Services Webinar

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Wharton alumni have access to career management resources throughout their professional lives.  Learn how you can take advantage of all of Wharton alumni services available. 


• Discover key Wharton alumni career resources available

• Learn best practices for an effective job search and successful career progression

• Plenty of time for Q&A


This informative webinar will be led by Cara Costello, Director of Alumni Services, MBA Career Management and Barbara Hewitt, Senior Associate Director, Career Services, who have over 25 years of combined experience supporting the career needs of Wharton students and alumni. 

Click here for Cara Costello's biography
Click here for Barbara Hewitt's biography

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Webinar Details

Wharton Alumni Career Resource Overview: Charlotte Webinar  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

12:00 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr


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572 633 627

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Career development is a lifelong process. Our goal is to provide Wharton MBA alumni with valuable resources and information to effectively navigate the career management process and facilitate successful career transitions. To this end, we have compiled a comprehensive array of resources exclusively for Wharton MBA alumni.


> ACCESS JOBS - Search the free, dedicated alumni job board. Register to have customized job email alerts sent directly to you.

> CAREER ADVISING - Schedule a complimentary advising appointment to discuss your career and available Wharton resources. External coaching also available for alumni in need of more intensive assistance.

> RESUME BOOK - Upload your resume to allow world-class employers, executive search firms, and those seeking a Board of Directors’ position to access you. Resume templates and resume review appointments are available on the Alumni Career Management Website.

> CAREER ASSESSMENT - Discounted access to leading career assessment tool: Alumni Advisor from CareerLeader. Other exploration resources include WetFeet Guides, research tools and industry overviews.

> RESEARCH TOOLS - Lippincott Library provides access to Business Source Alumni Edition, which covers over 1400 full-text business journals and magazines, thousands of global reports and company profiles. Alumni can access Mergent, a US and international company database.

> INTERVIEWSTREAM - This web-based platform provides the opportunity to conduct an industry-specific mock interview, allowing you to then critique your own performance.

> ON-DEMAND PROGRAMS - Access a career library of over 15 on-demand career programs and webinars.

> ONLINE RESOURCES - Over 50 online resources dedicated to alumni who are transi- tioning back into the workplace, seeking entrepreneurial careers, executive level alumni, and individuals pursuing a career change.









    -Visit wharton.upenn.edu/alumni/index.cfm

Lifelong Learning

Wharton’s Lifelong Learning delivers a series of intersecting resources customized to meet your needs and fuel your interests—including faculty talks, webinars and online content, executive education, and events that build effective partnerships, featuring highly relevant content of a caliber only Wharton can provide.

Visit lifelonglearning.wharton.upenn.edu


Hire Wharton

Alumni are our best corporate advocates. If you have an internship, full-time or senior-level need, “Hire Wharton.”

Reach out to mbarecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu or call 215.898.4383 to get started.






Be a part of the Wharton Board of Directors Resume Book




Over 300 experienced alumni across 15 industries have been marketed
to global employers and executive search firms conducting public, private, entrepreneurial, and non-profit board searches.


A board role can enhance your professional skill set, create new networking opportunities, and be personally rewarding. MBA alumni with business experience are a desired demographic.


Contact Cara Costello, Director of Alumni Services at tcara@wharton.upenn.edu to complete a profile and submit a resume to the Wharton Board of Directors Resume Book.




Career Services for Wharton Undergraduate Alumni


Wharton alumni are welcome to schedule an appointment to speak individually with a career advisor (either Barbara Hewitt or David Ross). Appointments can be held in person or over the phone and are free of charge. Please call 215-898-7533 to schedule a time. Standardized assessments (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and/or Strong Interest Inventory) are available for a $25 per inventory fee.


Alumni considering graduate or professional school may want to schedule an appointment to speak with a graduate / professional school advisor. They can discuss the process with you and assist you in preparing application materials. Please call 215-898-1789 to schedule an appointment.


Career advisors are available to review cover letters and resumes for alumni. Reviews can be conducted via e-mail or during an individual appointment with an advisor. (If you choose to e-mail your materials, please provide a summary of what career field(s) you are considering, so the materials can be reviewed with that information in mind.)


Career Services provides on-line job listings for Penn students and alumni through PennLink. You can learn more about establishing a PennLink account on our website: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices. Through PennLink alumni can also access InterviewStream (interviewing practice software) as well as GoingGlobal, which provides country specific career and employment information. Wharton undergraduate alumni with significant work experience (5+ years) or an MBA from another institution may also access the MBA Career Management Job Board, CareerPath.


Occasionally employers ask us to e-mail job announcements to alumni instead of (or in addition to) posting them on PennLink. Please e-mail Barbara Hewitt at hewittb@upenn.edu if you would like to be added to the alumni listserv.


Penn alumni are invited to participate in career fairs sponsored by the Career Services office. Each September we hold CareerFire and Career Link (business oriented fairs) and Engineering Career Day, an event for individuals interested in more technical opportunities. We also coordinate a general career fair each February, as well as a start-up fair. Alumni should note, however, that recruiters attending career fairs will primarily be focused on hiring entry-level employees. The career fair schedule can be found here: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/careerfairs/.


QuakerNet is Penn’s alumni database, searchable by a variety of parameters. It can provide a wonderful avenue to connect with fellow alumni and is a terrific way to learn more about a particular career field or company. Access QuakerNet at www.myquakernet.com.


Career Services has an extensive career library with over 2000 resources. A searchable, on-line directory of resources is available on our website.


Career Services had partnered with Interfolio to help with maintenance and mailing of credentials letters for interested Penn students and alumni. Additional information can be found on our website.


Career Services has partnered with BlueSteps to offer Penn alumni career-long exposure to the world’s leading retained executive search firms with an exclusive 30% discount on a lifetime BlueSteps membership. (The lifetime fee will be approximately $230 with the discount.) The BlueSteps service will be most valuable for alumni with at least seven years of work experience. Visit http://www.BlueSteps.com/Partners/UPenn.aspx for details.

Office Address: Suite 20, McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3169 Phone: 215-898-7533 * Fax: 215-573-3169 * Web Page:http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices



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