Last night, the Saint Louis University Student Alumni Ambassadors hosted a great panel discussion that connected current students with alumni on the transition from college life to work life. “From College to Career” kicked off with Brian Lawrence, a Career Development Specialist from the Office of Career Services, talking to students about his own personal experience with the job search, networking and what most people don’t tell you about life after college. Brian answered questions about starting the job search and offered his own tips and advice on what students can be doing now, to prepare them for landing their first job. Next, the program turned to the three alumni panelists, Sheena Hamilton (LAW ’10), Katharine Pei (JCSB ’07) and Sarah Simpson (A&S ’07), who shared their experiences as undergraduate students, and what their career paths have been like since graduation. They also talked heavily on the transition from college to career in terms of the work/life balance and relocating for a job. After the panel, students had the opportunity to mingle with the alumni panelists and put their networking skills to the test.
Thank you to the fantastic alumni who participated in this event and Brian Lawrence from Career Services!
If you’re interested in participating as an alumni panelist or guest speaker, please contact Kari Hinkle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaunchCode is an initiative established by Jim McElvey, founder of Square, to retain IT talent in the St. Louis area and to connect IT talent with employers. A second component of the initiative is to promote careers and opportunities in the IT field to those individuals who do not have an IT degree, but have programming skills and/or interest in an IT career. LaunchCode helps students from every major develop new skills, get paid well while learning, and gets you a job with one of over a hundred of the top companies in St. Louis. Learn more about LaunchCode by visiting HERE.
LaunchCore representatives will be in the North Lobby of the Busch Student Center today, November 12, between 11 and 1 or the atrium of the John Cook School of Business on Thursday, November 14 between 11 and 1. Learn about a unique and exciting way for you to get a job with LaunchCode.
Are you thriving in your professional career and want to share your successes and career advice with the your fellow alumni? Fill out the Alumni Career Spotlight form to be featured on the website for our monthly spotlight and if you’re chosen, we’ll send you a SLU Alumni Career Prize Pack full of items you can display in your workplace.
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Saint Louis University is launching a new Alumni Career Development program and beginning to promote services, events and information through social media while the new and improved website is under construction.
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