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Webinar: Career Management for Wharton Alumni

Job Search Best Practices in Today's Marketplace Webinars Presented by Wharton's Cara Costello, Barbara Hewitt, and David Ross

Webinar: Career Management for Wharton Alumni

Being that the Wharton School wants to do all it can to assist alumni during these uncertain economic times, the School is proud to offer two sessions of this webinar. 

Wharton Undergraduate Degree Alumni Only:
Barbara Hewitt and David Ross, Wharton Career Services Advisors
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST Time (45 minutes)

Wharton MBA Alumni Only:
Cara Costello, Wharton MBA Career Management Alumni Advisor
Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST Time (45 minutes)

The November 19 webinar, presented by MBA Career Management, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Services Cara Costello will provide an overview of the ways in which MBA Career Management can assist MBA alumni in achieving their short- and long-term career goals.  Topics of discussion include a job market update, and specific tips on an effective job search in today's economy.  In addition, Ms. Costello will provide information on how Wharton MBA alumni can stay connected with Wharton though regional club events, hiring needs, and volunteer opportunities. There will also be time at the end of the webinar for questions from the audience.

Senior Associate Director, Wharton Alumni Career Services, first joined the Career Services office at Penn in 1998 as a career counselor working with students in the College of Arts and Sciences and in 2000 became Senior Associate Director working with Wharton undergraduate students and alumni. In addition to working with students, she also supervises the on-campus recruiting program at Penn. Prior to joining the Penn Career Services team she worked for two years in career services at the College of Wooster  and for five years in career services at Dickinson College. Ms. Hewitt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from Dickinson College, an MS in Counseling from Shippensburg University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Associate Director, Wharton Alumni Career Services, has devoted the majority of his professional career to career services, including serving as a member of the employer relations team at the MBA Career Management office at Georgetown University and work in employer relations at the Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami. Mr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Higher Education Management from Penn, and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from The Wharton School at Penn.

Senior Associate Director, Wharton Alumni Services, MBA Career Management, supports the office's mission to empower alumni to achieve their short- and long-term career goals.  She works closely with Wharton staff and the alumni club leaders to provide career programming, enhanced online resources, and lifelong job search assistance for Wharton MBA alumni. Ms. Costello brings twelve years of experience in career advising and company outreach, including nine years as the Wharton MBA Career Management Team’s Career Advisor for media and entertainment, real estate and travel and hospitality. She holds a master's degree in Higher Education from Syracuse University.

PENN CAREER SERVICES provides comprehensive career services to all undergraduate students and alumni at the University, as well as graduate students from 9 schools at Penn.  We help students and alumni define and achieve their career goals.  The office is also responsible for articulating the strength of a Penn education to employers and graduate and professional school representatives who seek to attract our students and alumni.  For more info click here

The WHARTON MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT office’s mission is to Empower MBA students and alumni to achieve their short- and long-term career goals by developing their life-long career management skills, cultivating employer relationships and providing access to the highest caliber resources and job opportunities.  For more info, click here.

Registrants who cannot participate live at that time can replay the recorded session when convenient.

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Date & Time:

Thursday, November 19, 2009 (for Wharton MBA alumni only), 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST

Price: **FREE for Wharton alumni**

You must register by Sunday, November 15 to receive the web address and your password for the webinar and for subsequent access to the recording.

Location & Logistics:
Join this online seminar through your PC from the convenience of your office or home!  (No phones involved.)
  • Before the webinar date, registrants will be emailed the webinar sign-in URL along with your ID and password, plus additional technical details. That email will also include a link to the recorded version for later playback using the same ID and password. (Some Wharton Clubs have that automatically sent out immediately when you register, making last-minute registrations possible.)
  • A MS Windows PC and a headset or speakers are required for full audio and webcam functionality.  You will be able to type questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar or may ask them orally if your PC is set up with a microphone.
  • Live participation is limited to Windows users, but Mac and Linux users who specify their platform during registration can be notified when a Mac/Linux-compatible video recording of the webinar becomes available at a later date. A Windows-compatible recording will be accessible soon after the webinar ends.

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Important additional logistical specifics will be sent in a subsequent email to registrants.


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