Fall 2013

Dear Parents & Guardians:

The theme of the recent edition of Lawrence, the university’s magazine, was all about new beginnings.  The magazine was filled with articles about our new President’s transition from Princeton to Lawrence, our new freshmen and transfer students and their accomplishments to date, new faculty, new Fellows, new beginnings for the class of 2013 and even a new look for our magazine!

Continuing with the theme of new beginnings, Career Services moved into our new location at the recently renovated Hurvis Center (formerly Downer Commons) in June.  We share the beautiful building with our colleagues in Film Studies, Admissions, and Alumni & Constituency Engagement.

Each September offers a new beginning for us as we help students plan and prepare for Life After Lawrence NOW.  Please click here for Career Services’ Fall Term booklet which includes information about our on and off campus employer/graduate school events and new sections on tips for networking and student timelines.

We hosted two sessions during Welcome Week to introduce new students to Career Services and are excited to see some freshmen and transfers have already returned for appointments to discuss internship/career possibilities and to start or refresh their résumés!  We are also pleased to announce the launch of Strategies for Success (S2), an offering targeted to sophomores, which helps students:

• uncover interests and skills and match them to potential majors
• prepare and/or refine their résumés
• learn about tools and resources which contribute to their success now and in the future

After several trips to Chicago during previous Spring Midterm Reading Periods, the Lawrence Scholars in Business and Lawrence Scholars in Arts & Entertainment trips will move to Milwaukee during the Fall Midterm Reading Period to better sync with hiring cycles.  In addition, this year’s December Break Shadow program will be in Washington, D.C., another new location to add to the list of prior programs conducted in New York, Milwaukee, Twin Cities and Chicago.

It was great to meet some of you during Welcome Week and we appreciate the support and encouragement you provide your son or daughter to visit us as he/she explores Life After Lawrence NOW!  A big thank you to those of you who have provided us leads for internships and job opportunities at your organizations or through your business contacts.

I look forward to seeing those of you who will be on campus for Fall Festival.

All the best,

Mary Meany

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