March 2014 Newsletter



March Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

What will you be doing over Spring Break? From San Francisco to New Orleans, students are engaging in amazing opportunities!

This newsletter is archived on the SEC website.



Whitties Helping Whitties @Whitman

Whitties Helping Whitties: Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco

Where will you be over Spring Break? The SEC is collaborating with the Alumni program to host three fantastic networking events with alumni in Whitman’s new internship hubs. Click the link above to find out more about this great opportunity to make professional connections in the communities where you want to work!


March Featured Events

excelMonday, March 3rd — Advanced Excel Workshop
4:00pm, RSVP Here

Proficiency in Excel is an important skill that is consistently required in professional environments around the world. Brought back by popular demand, this workshop with WCTS builds on last week’s workshop, using real-world examples to practice Excel functions and formatting.

Change CorpsMonday and Tuesday, March 3rd and 4thChange Corps on campus
Info session on Monday at 4:00pm in Reid 240, interviews all day Tuesday

Schedule a chance to sit down with Devin Stone ’12, and learn about this year-long salaried training program for social change grassroots organizers. Contact Devin at Position description here

Wednesday, March 5th — Google Hangout with Alumni: Service and Education
12:00pm, Lunch Provided. RSVP to

How do alumni engage in service and education after Whitman? Learn how three alumni are approaching civic engagement in this new workshop format for connecting students and alumni.

Thursday, March 6th — LinkedIn Workshop: The Power of the Network
RSVP to Lunch provided.

Building on last week’s workshop, Kim Rolfe and Kyle Scott will delve deeper into advanced use of LinkedIn – groups, jobs, and strategies for building your network.

Friday, March 7th — Mentees to Campus Day
12:00pm in Reid Campus Center

The Whitman Mentor Program is gearing up for another Mentees to Campus Day, celebrating another year of mentoring. Read about last year’s event in this Community Service Intern Blog post by Allison Burns.

Monday, March 10th — Koru Info Sessions
4:00pm and 6:30pm in Mem 324. Snacks will be provided.


Koru provides college students with with hands-on work experiences and coaching inside innovative, high-growth companies. Students have loved their experiences with this organization, socome learn how you can get involved.

“Koru has been this awesome bridge where I can take all the skills that I have built up my entire school career and then, in one week, narrow them down and focus them into skills that I can apply into the business world.”
– Signe Burke ’14 on her Koru Experience over Winter Break

Haroon UllahWednesday, March 12th — Lunch with Haroon ullah:  Working for the U.S. Secretary of State
12:00pm, Lunch provided. RSVP to

Haroon Ullah ’99 is a scholar, diplomat, and author who joined the U.S. Secretary of State Policy Planning Staff in November 2013. His portfolio includes Countering Violent Extremism and Public Diplomacy. Previously, he served as Director of the Community Engagement Office at the US Embassy in Islamabad. Join Haroon for lunch – space is limited!

Spring Break

So many opportunities over break and beyond!

Work on building the internship of your dreams
Whitman Internship Grant


A generous donation has established the Alexander von Humboldt Internship Fund to fund even more internship opportunities! We’re excited to see your applications for the internship grant, which are due right after spring break on Wednesday, April 2nd.

Assistant Dean Noah Leavitt is holding drop-in hours for students who would like help polishing their applications:
Wednesday, March 5th: 3:00pm – 4:00pm 

Director of Career Development Susan Buchanan also has internship drop-in hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:30 – 4:45pm

Alternatively, schedule an appointment by giving us a call (509-527-5183) or come in during our weekly drop-in hours.

Attend networking events
Whitties Helping Whitties

San Francisco: Tuesday, March 25th, 7:00pm
Portland: Wednesday, March 26th, 5:30pm
Seattle: Thursday, March 27th, 5:30pm

Learn how to convert your convictions into a career
Whitman Social Entrepreneurship Clinic

Jonathan Lewis will be coming to campus to conduct his prestigious Social Entrepreneurship Clinic. There will be evening sessions (7:00pm) open to the public on Monday March 31 and Tuesday April 1.

Sign up to Teach the Movement
Whitman Teaches the Movement: César Chávez

WTTM is looking for volunteers to teach Walla Walla high school students about César Chávez and the United Farm Workers Movement. Students will watch the documentary Viva la Causa and engage in small group activities and discussions facilitated by Whitman volunteers. All training and curriculum will be provided by WTTM.

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