May 2015 Newsletter

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iEngage May ’15 Newsletter
Distributed via iEngageMay 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 blog.
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Congratulations Seniors!

As you make the transition into your post-student lives, we’re still here to help.

– Our career counseling and resources are available at all stages of your career.
– The Whitman Connect alumni database contains over 16,000 alumni that are eager to help out new graduates.
– We’ve been working hard to get new full-time positions within iEngage so take a look!
– Are you planning on living in one of the Whitman Hubs? Stay tuned for summer events and opportunities for these Whitman communities in cities around the country.

We’re happy to be able to host an open house for all parents, students and (almost) graduates on Friday, May 22 at 3pm in Reid 219. Come learn about the SEC and the resources it can still provide even after graduation or just stop by and say hello and let us wish you a happy summer!

Whitties Helping Whitties Hub events – Mark your calendars now!

Join us for a Hub Happy Hour in your city this summer!

Tuesday, June 8 – Walla Walla Hub Happy Hour @ Whitman
Tuesday, June 16 – Seattle Hub Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 16 – Portland Hub Happy Hour
Thursday, June 18 – San Francisco Hub Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 23 – NYC Hub Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 24 – DC Hub Happy Hour

*Specific dates, times and locations are being finalized, but save the date and we’ll get details to you soon.

Questions and comments related to the Professional Hubs can be directed towards Director for Business Engagement Kim Rolfe, at


WIG Apps

This semester we received a record 159 applications for the Whitman Summer Internship Grant. After much deliberation, we were able to award 100 grants – amounting to over $250,000 in funding!

5 amazing international projects will take place in…

Thailand – Guatemala – Brazil – Poland – New Zealand

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 2015-2016:

Zach Calo ’16 – Adopt-a-Grandparent
Megan Rocha ’17 – Buddy Program
Tim Morris ’17 – College Coaches
Forrest Arnold ’17 – Events and Reflection
Leda Zakarison ’16 and Kate Woodall ’18 – Mentor Program
Kate Whittingham ’18 and Katie Steen ’16 – Service Trips
Ye He ’17Storytime Project
Cherokee Washington ’17 and Nikki Antenucci ’18Whitman Teaches the Movement
Elissa Picozzi ’16 Green Park Bilingual

CS Interns 2014-2015

Special thanks to the CS interns for the 2014-2015 school year! (Top from left: Forrest Arnold, Abby Juhasz, Leslie Rodriguez, George Felton, Rina Wulfing, Susan Prudente. Bottom from left: Jeremy Nolan, Mariah Matthews, Elissa Picozzi, Nate Higby, Rachel Palfini, Mackenzie Palmer.

President Bridges We Wish You the Best!
We’ve been so grateful of President Bridges’ support of the Student Engagement Center and allowing us to create the powerful learning experience for students that we have over his tenure. Read more about our thank you to President Bridges here.

We are eager to meet President Murray over the summer!

Remember – We’re Open All Summer!

Please feel free to stop by and visit us over the summer in Reid 219. We’re happy to help with the job applications, resumes and cover letters, or anything else we offered while you were a student! If you aren’t in Walla Walla you can also email us for help at

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