January 2014 Newsletter



January Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

As we begin a new semester, the SEC offers you a wide array of opportunities to create the professional experiences and connections to help you get where you want to go. Register for an upcoming event, and get inspired with success stories from your fellow Whitties!
This newsletter is archived on the SEC website.


Whitman Online

Whitman Online now available to current students!

As of January 2014 approved students can access this massive database of nearly all 16,000 Whitman alumni around the world. Attend one of the upcoming training sessions and be one of the first to access this resource! Learn more.

January Featured Events

Wednesday, January 22nd and Monday, January 27th — Whitman Online Training Sessions
30 minute sessions, Maxey Computer Lab, 4pm – 6pm

Until now, Whitman Online has been available exclusively to alumni, but we are now making it accessible to students for networking and professional mentoring. Training sessions are mandatory for those who would like access!

Monday, January 27th — Why the Movement Matters: Learning From America’s Civil Rights Struggles
7pm – 8:30pm, Reid Ballroom
Free and open to the public

Dr. Kate Shuster is one of the country’s leading researchers and innovators on matters of K-12 education reform. In coordination with Whitman Teaches the Movement, Dr. Shuster will be speaking on the importance of civil rights education.

Tuesday, January 28th — Whitman Internship Grant Information Session
4pm – 5pm, Reid G02

Create the internship of your dreams! The Whitman Internship Grant can provide funding to many unpaid summer internship experiences.  Attend this session to learn inside tips on how to design the best application.

Saturday, February 1st — Service Saturday

Join us for a morning of community service! We’ve partnered with a number of local organizations to get out and give back. Interested? Contact Abby Juhasz at juhasza@whitman.edu.

Introducing: Whitman Internship Hubs


Hub locations: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Washington D.C., Walla Walla, and Spokane. These coordinated hubs will provide students with opportunities for internships, jobs, events, and networking opportunities across the country. Would you like to work in a Whitman hub this summer? Contact Kim Rolfe at rolfekb@whitman.edu and stay tuned for more details…

signeWhitman students excel in Koru professional development program

Koru partners with innovative organizations to provide participants with hands-on skill building, mentoring, and networking experiences. Over winter break, five students and two alumni excelled in an intensive project development program for Zulily, one of the fastest-growing online retailers in the country.  Stay tuned for information sessions about the 8-week Koru summer program.

jonathan lewisSocial Entrepreneurship Clinic comes to Whitman

Later this semester, we are bringing to campus Jonathan Lewis, nationally-recognized social entrepreneur and founder of Cafe Impact, to teach his Social Entrepreneurship Clinic. This incredible one-time opportunity is brought to Whitman by generous anonymous donation.
The clinic will be held March 29th – April 1st (starting the last weekend of spring break).

Pre-Registration only. Interested students should email leavitns@whitman.edu.


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