Winter 2015

Dear Parents & Guardians,

By definition, interdependence means “the quality or condition of being mutually reliant on each other.” Career Services’ ability to provide opportunities for students to explore and prepare for Life After Lawrence NOW hinges on our interdependence with nonprofit and for-profit organizations, graduate schools, alumni, parents, faculty and staff. These mutually reliant relationships, together with academic success and extra-curricular involvement, open doors for students to network. Networking builds connections which help students on their journeys.

A few recent inspiring examples of interdependence include:

  • The Internship Celebration which was attended by site supervisors and their interns where we learned about students’ summer experiences.
  • Our Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) and Lawrence Scholars in Arts & Entertainment (LSAE) mid-term reading period trips to Chicago and Minneapolis respectively where alumni graciously hosted students in their workplaces. Listen to Harry Kraemer ‘77 share his thoughts with the LSB students on the value of a liberal arts education.
  • A father who drove his daughter’s visiting friend to her Chicago Connections D-term shadow experience at Chicago Public Allies. And another father who provided a shadow experience at Exelon Corporation, including hotel accommodations!

As we look forward to the start of Winter Term, we are excited about future opportunities to work interdependently. View our Winter Term booklet to see our events; some early ones in the term include:

  • Our Drop-in Day on January 8 when students, faculty and staff are invited to visit at any time without a scheduled appointment. We have a number of fun, interactive ways for all to learn about the resources available to help students explore options for their futures.
  • Alumni and staff partnering to present Lawrence Scholars in Business: Consumer Products, Lawrence Scholars in Law and Internships 102: The Arts on January 31.

Once again, we have the privilege of offering the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation’s Career Ready Internship Grant to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated financial need after completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). If your student may be eligible, please encourage him or her to contact Career Services for more details.

We hope this keeps you connected and informed of our activities. In the spirit of interdependence, feel free to use this as a means of encouraging your son or daughter to start or continue to engage with us!

All the best in 2015,

Mary Meany
Dean of Career Services