Dear Parents and Guardians,
Greetings from Career Services!
We are excited to have the students back on campus and eager to assist them as they explore their options for the future. We encourage students to visit us early and often and look forward to helping them throughout their individual journeys.
Seeing students reconnect with one another upon their return to campus is especially enjoyable and helping them connect beyond campus, with our alumni, is truly gratifying. I encourage you to watch the video, Students and Alumni Working Together, to get a glimpse of some outcomes from successful networking.
We are fortunate to have alumni and friends of the university who are committed to opening doors by providing experiences year-after-year for our Lawrentians. Productive Strategies, Forest Preserve Foundation and 95 Percent Group are just a few examples of organizations that repeatedly welcome our students into their workplaces. In addition, we are pleased that through the partnership with our San Francisco and Silicon Valley alumni, selected students, once again, enjoyed meeting with employees of 16 organizations, including Apple, Facebook, Google, GuideSpark, LinkedIn and OpenGov over D-Term. Planning has already started for the December 2017 trip!
To further expose students to opportunities, we will be taking them to Milwaukee for our annual all-expenses paid trip to the Workforce Career and Internship Fair, specifically for students of Wisconsin private colleges and universities, on February 21 (deadline to register is February 14). Interested students from all class years are encouraged to attend and connect with employers.
Whether your student is a freshman or a senior, a music composition, biology or economics major, we have something to offer them. Please encourage your student to:
- schedule their Freshman Initial Visit
- attend Seniors: Support, Strategies and Success (S4)
- connect with alumni at our Lawrence Scholars in Business alumni session on February 18
- explore summer internship opportunities by:
- attending Internships 101 to learn more about getting started with the internship search process
- gathering a group of friends to request a personalized internship session (Internships 102) on a specific area (e.g. Arts Administration, Public Health)
- visiting us and checking LUworks to learn more about upcoming internship application deadlines including: Bread for the World in D.C. (sponsored by Leota Ester P ’78), Wake Forest University (offered by Sara Quandt ’73) and The Boldt Company (offered by Brandon Van Zeeland ’13)
In advance, thank you for encouraging your student to engage with our office. If you would like to learn more about offering internships and/or jobs to our Lawrentians, please let me know.
All the best,
Dean of Career Services