SEC October ’15 Newsletter

October ’15 Newsletter
Distributed via iEngage

The SEC is hitting full swing! We have lots of exciting programs we can’t wait to share, including our wonderful service programs and on-campus recruiting opportunities. Read through and see what’s next!

This newsletter is archived on the SEC blog.

– NEW Check out Our Story, a comprehensive look into the SEC.
– Our Career Counseling page is a great place to begin planning for your future!
– The Whitman Connect alumni database contains over 16,000 alumni world-wide that are eager to help out fellow Whitties on their professional journeys.

 Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 24 ~  Internship Panel, Hunter Auditorium, 2:30 – 3:20pm
Thursday, Oct 29 ~ Change Corps Interviews, Maxey 121, All Day
Saturday, Nov 7 ~ Service Saturday w/ Habitat for Humanity, 8:30 – 12:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 11 ~ Annual Andjelkovic Lecture, Reid Ballroom, 7 – 8:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 18 ~ GEW Pitch It! Final Event, Power House Theatre, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Make – A – Difference Day
There were 74 members of the Whitman community participating in Make A Difference Day this past Saturday, including students, staff, and faculty. We partnered with 17 community organizations this year. The most rewarding parts of some folks’ morning included: ‘learning that some of the food from the garden would be used to improve school nutritional options,’ for another, ‘finding a new organization with a cause that I really care about, giving back to people who give so much!’ For more information about MADD or how to get involved in service, check out our Community Service page or contact Forrest Arnold at

Cookies & Career Advising in the Residence Halls

The Career Counselor in YOUR house!
Come to the main lounge for fresh homemade cookies and resume, cover letter, major, and career advising.

Monday Nov. 2: Jewett Main Lounge 3:00-5:00pm
Monday Nov. 9: North Hall Main Lounge 7:00-8:00pm
Monday Nov. 16: Anderson Main Lounge 3:00-5:00pm

If you have any questions email Gayle Townsend ’80, Assistant Director of Career Development:

Global Entrepreneurship Week

GEW Pitch It! Competiton
Inspired by the TV show, Shark Tank, our “Pitch It!” competition provides a vehicle for students to design and develop innovative business concepts, create a presentation of their concept for a panel of judges and pitch their innovation in-front of a live audience.

Registration must be complete BEFORE NOVEMBER 1ST to compete. The event will be held on November 18th at Power House Theater. Check out the official website here for more information! 

Annual Andjelkovic Lecture 

This Fall’s Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture brings Rick Turoczy ’93 back to campus. Rick is a integral member of the Portland start-up scene and is the founder of the Portland Incubator Experiment and Silicon Florist. This event is happening on Wednesday, November 11th in the Reid Ballroom from 7 – 8:30pm. You won’t want to miss this one!

Interview Suite Ribbon Cutting!

We’re excited to have all the Moms and Dads in town this weekend for Family Weekend, and we wanted to use the occasion to launch a new tool for students. We’re calling it the SEC Interview Suite, a quiet, professional space you can reserve for your interviewing needs. Why conduct a phone or Skype interview in your noisy dorm room? 

We thought we’d have a little fun with this launch, so we created a video to commemorate the occasion, starring our talented office assistants Abby, Annie, Grant and Jackie! Check it out on YouTube here and let us know what you think!

Have you Met the SEC?

Our Meet the SEC page is now updated with all our new student workers for this upcoming year. Take a look what their backgrounds are, where their passions lie, and what drove them to join us for this exciting new year. 

Marta PicotoExecutive Office Assistant | Cherokee WashingtonWTTM Intern
 Zach CaloAdopt-A-Grandparent Intern | Abby MolloyExecutive Office Assistant
 Nikki AntenucciWTTM Intern | Katy WoodallMentor Program Intern
Tim MorrisClassroom Connections | Kate WhittinghamSBST Intern
Megan RochaBuddy Program Intern | Ye HeStorytime Project Intern
Leda ZakarisonMentor Program Intern
Faith NyakundiStudent Employment Intern

Recruiting Sessions Recap, and looking forward

It’s been a busy time for on-campus recruiting on campus at the SEC! We’ve had some great organizations visit us in the last week. Koru, U.S. State Department, Pacific Rim ContractingPeace Corps, and The Spur Group have all had a great opporunity to come on campus in person or virtually to share information about their work and open positions within their ranks.

If you missed these sessions and want to keep up to date on all upcoming on-campus recruiting opportunities, check out the front page of our website! We’ve added a recruiting calendar so you’ll always know when the next session is. Keep an eye out for upcoming visits from Regence, Change Corps, Boeing, and PhysAssist

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