SEC September ’15 Newsletter

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September ’15 Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

The school year is just getting under way, and the SEC is hard at work facilitating career development and community service opportunities for our students.

This newsletter is archived on the SEC blog.

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Welcome Back!

 – Want to start off the school year right? Our Career Counseling page is a great place to begin.
– It’s not too early to start looking towards the future. Our Whitman Connect alumni database contains over 16,000 alumni world-wide that are eager to help out fellow Whitties on their professional journeys. Take a look!
– W’e’ve had an unprecedented number of jobs filled through iEngage this semester! Keep your eyes peeled for new opportunities in the near future!

Upcoming Events

Friday, Sept 25, 4 – 5pm ~ Whitties Helping Whitties Career Panels, (see below)
Tuesday, Sept 29, 12 – 1pm ~ Paul DiRado ’06 Career Advising, Reid G02
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11am – 3pm ~ Graduate School Fair & Panels, Reid Campus Center
Friday, Oct. 16, 12 – 1pm ~ Peace Corps Information Session, Reid G02
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 – 8pm ~ Women in Leadership Panel, Maxey Hall

New Virtual Resume Workshop Video

A resume is a snapshot of your professional experiences and skills. Your
resume will evolve over time as you change or focus your career goals — which means if you can’t remember when you last updated it, it’s probably time to rework your resume! 

We in the Student Engagement Center are here to help! We just unveiled a brand new virtual resume writing workshop, which can be found here, full of the latest tips and tricks from our team of experts. Check it out and let us know what you think, and then schedule an appointment
to review your resume with us. 

For additional resources about creating a fantastic resume, check out the Resume & Cover Letter page on the SEC website.

Graduate School Fair

Save the date! The Whitman College Graduate School Fair is on Thursday, October 15th from 12 – 3pm. 

If you don’t have class from 11am – 12pm, come and talk with the experts on graduate school admission. Meet with panelists  from a variety of graduate schools and take the opportunity to ask those questions you need answers to. We are offering 4 Graduate School Panels this year:

Business Panel – Reid 110
Education Panel – Reid 207
Law School Panel – Reid 240
Pre – Med Panel – Hunter 205

Whitties Helping Whitties Career Panels

How does a Whitman math major become the CEO of “the most innovative company in Healthcare” and an innovator recognized by former President Bill Clinton? What does the path look like to go from Whitman biology major to the Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?What career opportunities are available for a foreign studies major interested in the healthcare industry?

This week, you will have the opportunity to meet alumni from four career fields that are working in a variety of positions and organizations in their area of expertise.

Each panel discussions will be followed by a short reception.  We’ve crafted these events to help you get answers to the questions you have about your professional futures. Join the discussion, hear their trajectories, ask your questions and meet the alumni that are doing the work you’d like to be doing someday.

Health Care & Research Panel – Brattain Auditorium, Hall of Science
Education & Counseling Panel – Olin Hall rm 157
Marketing, Communications & Technology Panel – Olin Hall rm 221
Social Justice & Careers for the Common Good Panel – Olin Hall rm. 245

Welcome, 2015 – 2016 America Reads / Counts Interns!

The America Reads/Counts program offers federally-funded work-study internships to Whitman students who are interested in the field of education. The internship is a practical experience in local classrooms where Whitman students provide literacy and math support to K-12 students. Many non-work study students are also interested in this year-long, well-supported internship and the local need for classroom support is greater than the College’s work-study allocation. The SEC partnered with Whitman’s Development office, and a local grant was secured to pay the wages of non-work study students who also desire to work with some of our community’s students, who may be struggling. Eight new hires, funded by the Stubblefield grant, boost our 2015-2016 intern cohort to 29 Whitman students who work 6-8 hours in K-8 classrooms throughout the district.

ARAC interns fill in the gaps working directly with students where a certified teacher, para-educator, or parent volunteer is unavailable. The Whitman ARAC internship offers valuable educational support to students who need more time and more encouragement to master common core grade level expectations.

To learn more and find out about more programs and events in the SEC:
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Check out the SEC Calendar & the SEC Blog!   

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