Recent graduates will return to UW-Whitewater to give liberal arts students an edge when it comes to job hunting.
The event starts at noon Monday, April 23, and will be held in the James R. Connor University Center room 259.
"Students will have the chance to hear from recent graduates about the realities of the workplace and how skills and knowledge developed here can be valuable," said Mary Pinkerton, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences. "Our students are passionate about the work they do, but many are unsure how that translates into employment."
This free event is geared toward students in the College of Letters and Sciences, but all are welcome to attend. The sessions include:
Advice from recent alums - noon
Recent graduates from a variety of majors will talk about their experiences and offer students tips, tricks and valuable advice on what they need to do to find a job.
What can I do with a major in...? - 1:10 p.m.
Topics will include how to seek out non-traditional careers, develop your personal brand, promote your skills and values, and "sell" yourself.
Confessions of hiring managers - 2:15 p.m.
Find out what the decision-makers are looking for in a new hire and how you can stand out. Job-search tools and strategies, establishing professional networks, and transitioning from school to work will also be covered in this session.
UW-Whitewater alumnus Greg Kneser '83, vice president for student life and dean of students at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, will serve as moderator at the event.
Fifty-four students from the College of Letters and Sciences will receive scholarships at a 4 p.m. reception in the Fern Young Terrace following Career Day.