Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Winter Term! The campus is bustling with the return of students and the launch and/or relaunch of exciting and innovative initiatives!
We are eager to engage with students, faculty and staff through a number of new initiatives, including those aimed at increasing Conservatory and freshman student involvement with our office. These efforts, along with our continuing senior series and alumni and employer events, are helping us reach a larger percentage of students. In addition, at the beginning of this academic year, we opened our doors to a new Office of the Provost colleague, Kia Thao, Coordinator of Pre-Professional Advising and Major Fellowships. Kia is located in our office and works with students wishing to pursue professional degrees in medicine, law or business, along with students interested in exploring major scholarship or fellowship opportunities.
The following highlights our new and upcoming programs and resources that we are encouraging students to utilize:
- Freshman Visit, intended to be an introductory appointment to get freshmen engaged with us early in their time at Lawrence.
- With the addition of a new Career Assistant, Logan Beskoon ’16, a senior in the Conservatory, the Conservatory Corner has been added to our bi-weekly newsletter. In an effort to streamline the search process and identify opportunities for Conservatory students, Logan researches and compiles internships, jobs and events related to music.
- Seniors: Support, Strategies and Success (S4) is starting on January 21 and we are excited to offer a full lineup of sessions for seniors including Dress for Success, featuring a parent (thank you, Rebecca Tenpas!) of current students who has expertise in the fashion industry. Other sessions include Interviewing and Managing Your Money.
- As always, Career Services works to connect current students with alumni and friends of the university in a variety of fields. Thanks to David Eddy ’81, a group of students and a recent alumna, enjoyed visiting a number of organizations during our D-Term Shadow Silicon Valley program to learn more about business and innovation in the San Francisco Bay area. Our popular Lawrence Scholars in Business and Lawrence Scholars in Arts and Entertainment programs will take place on January 30. Designed to help students learn about and explore their areas of interest from our constituents in various fields, the day includes group discussions and the opportunity for students to meet 1:1 with our guests. In addition, students will be sharing their summer experiences with one another at the Internship Summit.
- We are currently arranging our annual all-expenses paid trip to the Workforce Career and Internship Fair in Milwaukee on February 16, specifically for students of Wisconsin private colleges and universities. Interested students from all class years are encouraged to attend, network and meet 1:1 with employers.
In order to help our students plan for the future, we will continue to engage different constituents through our various outreach efforts. We hope this letter keeps you connected and informed of our activities and resources. In addition, we thank you in advance for encouraging your student to engage with Career Services.
All the best in 2016,
Mary Meany ’83, Dean of Career Services
Emma Huston ’16, Career Assistant