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Career Week Offers Work Sessions, Alumni Connections

The “Put Great Scots to Work” career and internship referral program invites alumni and friends to share employment opportunities with fellow Scots.

<em>Students at Career Explo.</em> Students at Career Explo.Alma College students will gain insight into career paths, connect with supportive alumni and participate in work sessions during a winter Career Week emphasis that also will feature the launch of the “Put Great Scots to Work” career and internship referral program.

The enhanced slate of activities, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 8, builds on the success of the college’s first-ever Career Week last fall, when students engaged in 34 career programs more than 1,500 collective times — a duplicated count meaning that some students went to more than one program.

Career Week includes such events as Alumni Speed Interviews, Insurance Day, Etiquette Dinner, Career Bootcamps and the Internship and Summer Job Fair.

Andria Baker Ettinger ?12 networks with current student-athletes following a Career Week panel di...Andria Baker Ettinger ’12 networks with current student-athletes following a Career Week panel discussion.

“During our fall Career Week, Alma students benefited from the opportunity to learn first-hand from alumni about careers,” says Rhonda Linn, assistant director for career development in the Center for Student Opportunity. “What the students gain is invaluable — whether it’s an informal conversation, suggestions on a resume, an internship referral or a presentation about a career — these interactions help students clarify their path.

“Since the fall Career Week, students have told me repeatedly how much they gleaned from these networking opportunities with alumni,” she says.

The new “Put Great Scots to Work” referral program, a facet of the Alma Ambassador Program, invites alumni and friends to share job and internship opportunities that they are aware of with the Alma community. Alumni are encouraged to share employment opportunities with fellow Scots at: https://www.alma.edu/career-referral.

For more information on Career Week and to view a full schedule, visit https://www.alma.edu/careerweek.

Story published on January 17, 2017