May 2014 Newsletter



May Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

May concludes the academic year, and marks a summer of experiential learning opportunities for students and recent graduates alike!

This newsletter is archived on the SEC website.


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Congratulations Seniors!

As you make the transition into the professional world, we’re still here to help.

 – Our career counseling and resourcesare available at all stages of your career.
 – The Whitman Online alumni database contains over 16,000 alumni that are eager to help out new graduates.
– iEngage currently contains over 100 full-time positions targeted towards recent graduates from Whitman.
 – Are you planning on living in one of the Whitman Hubs? Stay tuned as we develop events and opportunities for these Whitman communities in cities around the country.


May Featured Events

MC eventManagement Consulting: What It Takes to Make It
Wednesday April 30th 4-5pm, Baker Center

Over 40 students maxed out capacity for today’s event. They joined eight accomplished alumni to discuss careers and experiences in the management consulting industry. Did you miss it? Call us to schedule a sit down conversation with Director for Business Engagement Kim Rolfe about case studies, application timelines, and more.

Covering: The Hidden Attack On Our Civil Rights
Kenji YoshinoThursday, May 8th, 7:00pm. Maxey Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Office of the President and the SEC.

Our society claims to embrace racial, gender, and physical differences. Yet, it still routinely denies equal treatment when these groups refuse to downplay-or “cover”-their differences. Join Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law, as he shares a new paradigm for diversity along with his other work in the ongoing “war for talent” and same-sex marriage legislation.

SEC Community Involvement Celebration
Tuesday, May 6th, 5:30 – 7:00pm.

We’re excited to conclude the year by recognizing exceptional community involvement done throughout the SEC and Walla Walla community. Over 70 students involved in SEC programs will be joined by community partners for appetizers and awards presentations.

Effective Altruism Workshop
Thursday, May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd. RSVP to

Join SEC Technology and Marketing Fellow Kyle Scott for a collaborative workshop and discussion about research in the field of Effective Altruism.

Effective Altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the use of evidence and reason to find out how to do so, and the audacity to actually try.
Centre for Effective Altruism

The workshop will be addressing some of the fundamental questions of Effective Altruism, and strategies that can be employed by students and recent graduates in their respective fields of interest. More details forthcoming – contact with questions or to reserve a space.

WIG AppsRecord-Breaking!

This year we received a record number of applications for the Whitman Internship Grant. After much deliberation, a record 121 grants were awarded, spanning seventeen states and seven countries and amounting to over $300,000 in funding.

Six groudbreaking international projects will take place in…

Chile – Ghana – India – Rwanda – South Africa – Thailand

Welcome new Community Service Intern team!

As we say farewell to an incredible team of interns, we welcome a new all-star team of community service leaders for the academic year 2014-2015:

Mariah Matthews – Adopt-a-Grandparent
Jeremy Nolan – Buddy Program
Nate Higby – College Coaches
Forrest Arnold – Events and Reflection
Rina Wulfing and Leslie Rodriguez – Mentor Program
George Felton and Rachel Palfini – Service Trips
Mackenzie Palmer – Storytime Project

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A big thank you to this year’s interns, from right: Colleen Bell, Michaela Lambert, Katie Steen, Marika Lou,
Natalie Pond, Cristela Delgado-Daniels, Riley Foreman, Meghan Browne, and Kate Runkel.
Community Service Coordinators Abby Juhasz and Susan Prudente joined the interns on the left.

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