Spring 2012

Dear Parents & Guardians:

As you know, Career Services focuses on assisting students and providing them the tools to prepare for Life After Lawrence NOW. Spring term is an especially important time as we work with students in assessing graduate school acceptances, fellowships and internship/career opportunities.

In addition to our on-campus visits from schools and employers, training sessions and individual appointments, the following highlights some of our offerings for third term:

Lawrence ScholarsLawrence Scholars - April 28

  • Afternoon sessions with alumni who have pursued careers in Business, Arts & Entertainment and Environmental venues. In addition, alumni have volunteered to meet one-on-one with students to conduct mock interviews and resume reviews.
  • The day will conclude with a networking reception that both students and alumni always enjoy.

Lawrence Scholars Mid-Term Reading Period Trips - May 3 – 4

  • Lawrence Scholars in Business will visit alumni at their workplaces in Chicago.
  • Lawrence Scholars in Arts & Entertainment will visit alumni at their workplaces in Minneapolis.
  • Whether or not your son or daughter has participated in prior Lawrence Scholars in Business and Lawrence Scholars in Arts & Entertainment programs, please encourage them to take advantage of these unique opportunities to network and explore different work settings.
  • Both trips are all expenses-paid (excluding one breakfast and one dinner).

Think Globally, Explore Locally

  • Launched last term, Think Globally, Explore Locally’s goal is to provide students an on-site glimpse into for profit and not-for-profit workplaces and to promote the view that the greater Fox Valley and eastern WI areas can be seen as a microcosm of the national and global job market. The visits include insiders’ tours, panel discussions and an experiential learning piece.
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – April 12
  • Green Bay Botanical Garden – May 11

Throughout the year, partnering with our faculty and the Office of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, our goal is to offer a variety of events to meet the myriad of interests our students have. We are also pleased to have an ever-growing partnership with our alumni who happily volunteer their time to help our students. For example, Christopher Murray ’75, Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, spent several days on campus last term meeting with students one-on-one and in the classroom. Look for more information about Lawrence’s alumni engagement efforts in the spring issue of Lawrence Today.

We appreciate your support by encouraging your student to attend the different offerings throughout the term. If you would like to share any internship information, represent your organization on campus or allow a student to shadow you at work, please let me know.

All the best in 2012,
Mary Meany ’83
Dean of Career Services
Lawrence University

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