Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Spring Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

This newsletter is archived on the SEC Blog.



Final Deadline for Summer Whitman Internship Grants – April 15
$2500 Grants for 10-Week Internships

Read more here


Event Highlights for April & May:

Recruiters are coming to campus! Watch our Facebook page and Blog for the latest.

Summer Internship Grant Workshop | Reid G02 | Noon – 1:00pm | Mon. April 6

Majors Fair | Reid Ballroom | 5:00-7:00pm | Thurs. April 9

Final Deadline – Whitman Summer Internship Grant | Due to the SEC by 4pm, Wed. April 15

Green Park Bilingual Family Night | Green Park Elementary | 5:00-6:30pm | Wed. April 15

Mentee to Campus Day | Reid Side Lawn and Ballroom | Noon – 2:00pm | Fri. April 17

Tri-College Spring Service Day | Kretschmar Lawn, Walla Walla University | All Day, Sun. April 19

Top Consulting Firms Demystified | Baker Center Main Floor | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Wed. April 29

SEC Community Involvement Dinner | Reid Campus Center Ballroom | 5:30-7:00pm | Mon. May 11

Visit our page on the Whitman Calendar to see all of our upcoming events.


Tales from Spring Break Service Trips


Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Communications Director Chuck Sams III presents “A Native Perspective on American Indian History” to students and President Bridges.

Whitman Students from various majors and years joined together to spend one week of their break dedicated to service. This year the SEC launched two new trips, one to Detroit, Michigan and the other to the CTUIR near Mission, Oregon. We are excited to share stories so stay tuned for updates about their experience here.


Announcing the 2015 International Summer Internship Grant Recipients!

World_mapThis year, the SEC has awarded international summer internship grants to five amazing Whitties working on projects ranging from work with GlobeMed in Thailand to marine biology research off the coast of New Zealand.

To read about the internship grants and these students’ summer plans check out out this blog post.



Spring Break Job Shadow ProgramWhitties_Helping_Whitties

Many Whitman students took advantage of an opportunity to set up their own Job Shadow experiences over Spring Break with Alumni/ Whitman affiliate volunteers. The program was initiated by the SEC as another way to provide students with a chance to gain insights into internship, job, and career interests in the professional world outside of the college setting. If you did (or didn’t) participate in this program please consider taking this 2 minute survey about the new SEC program. Taking the survey will give you a chance to win one of twenty-five $10 gift certificates to either Sweet Basil’s Pizzeria or Graze.


Whitman in Tech

This year’s Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture was fortunate enough to bring a dynamic sister-brother duo of Whitman graduates currently working in the technology sector. Stephanie and Scott Silver graduated in ’10 and ’05 respectively and worked in positions ranging from public broadcasting to the White House prior to finding their ways into the technology industry.

Stephanie Silver

Scott now works as a Ruby on Rails Developer at Square and Stephanie is a Project Manager at Dynamit. Are you interested in reaching out these two or other great alumni like them? Let us know and we can set you up with Whitman Connect – Whitman’s alumni database!

A SEC Senior Checklist!


As you settle back into your classes we’ve made a short list of ways we can help you with before Summer!

  1. Resumes – We’re happy to schedule time to meet with you to review your resume for a job or internship before you send it out!
  2. Finding summer or permanent work – Whether you’re looking for opportunities in Walla Walla or back at home we are happy to help you search and prepare an application. There are many new postings in iEngage or come in and we’ll help you plan out your search for where you’ll be over the summer.
  3. Improving your LinkedIn profile – We’ll work with you to set-up or improve your LinkedIn profile so you can impress potential employers.
  4. Practice Interviews – Do you have an interview coming up? We’re happy to schedule a time to give you a practice interview before the real one so you feel prepared.

Interested in any of these items or even something we didn’t mention? Email us at sec_info@whitman.edu

Want to see what we’re up to? Visit our Flickr for pictures of past events!

We’d love your feedback on what you’d like to see from us this year.

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