Careers staff coordinate virtual career conversations this summer

Following the success of on-campus networking events between students and alumni, the Arts & Sciences Career Development office is offering a Summer 2020 Virtual Career Conversation Series.

The Zoom meetings will feature an alumnus either sharing their career story or talking about the way the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their industry and offering career advice, said Nicole Moss, Program Coordinator.

The series kicks off at noon June 9 with Carol Rattray ’78, co-founder of Zoomdojo, a career to college initiative. Students can sign up through Handshake here.

Because the size of each group will be limited, students will have an opportunity for informal, small group conversations with the alumni, who will come from various industries. Students can ask questions and also take advantage of one-on-one time with the alumni at the end of each meeting.

Students can find information and register for other upcoming Career Conversations on Handshake.

Career Development staff are also organizing other opportunities for students to connect with alumni this summer through networking panels, in coordination with the Arts & Sciences Career Connections Committee, groups of alumni in various cities who volunteer to host career-related events for students.

Typically, these events happen in-person in the summertime, but this year’s events are being moved online and will focus on five sectors – finance, healthcare, government/policy, media and law. Dates for these meetings will be announced soon, but will likely be mid-end of June. Check the Handshake “Events” tab for the latest information about upcoming events.

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