Summer 2014 Newsletter



Summer Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

Summer offers a fantastic opportunity to apply your interests and develop skills that will help you to flourish in the professional world.

This newsletter is archived on the SEC website.


Summer Internships

2014 Summer Internships

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Learn more about what Whitties are doing with their summer. Be sure to check out the new internships map on the Hubs page:

Whitman Professional Hubs

Keep an eye on the Hubs page, with new events and an interactive map of internships and jobs around the country.


5 activities to make the most of your summer 

Set aside an hour to cross one of these off your list. There are opportunities around every corner, so get out there!

  1. LinkedInConnect with resources and alumni
  2. Learn about careers that interest you
    • Informational interviews are an excellent way to learn more about a career. Use your summer to find local professionals who can provide insight into life on the job
    • Job shadowing offers an even more in-depth perspective. If you are working at a job or internship, ask your supervisor about the possibility of shadowing within the organization, or at other similar organizations that interest you.
  3. Facebook postBuild your professional identity
    • Polish your LinkedIn profile – LinkedIn resources for students
    • Clean up your online presence with resources like Socially Clean or Simple Wash
    • Practice talking about your interests and skills. If you had 60 seconds to explain yourself to a potential employer, what would you say?
  4. Volunteer with causes that interest you
    • Volunteering provides deeper insight into the causes you care about, and builds experience and skills that are useful no matter what occupation you pursue
    • In Walla Walla? Check out our list of summer opportunities in Walla Walla
    • Elsewhere? Use resources like Volunteer Match to find local organizations
  5. Reflect on your experiences and how the SEC can help you
    • Self-reflection is a valuable tool for discovering your interests and skills. What have you learned this summer? This year? Record your reflections in iConnect, a new tool for personal portfolios at Whitman.
    • We want your feedback! Click below to answer a one-question survey

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School Outreach NewsletterSchool Outreach Reflections 2013-2014

Over 3,000 tutoring hours via America Reads/Counts

Read about Whitman’s school outreach programs over the past academic year – statistics, stories, and reflections from students.

Organized by Susan Prudente, Outreach Coordinator, and Heidi Chapin, Science Outreach Coordinator.

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