What’s going on this week?
There are two workshops you may still attend this week, Tuesday & Wednesday. Each workshop provides a unique opportunity to get one-on-one contact with local alums about careers in COM and applying for scholarships. Each session is intended to be hands-on, a sort of training or workshop, to help you directly with developing career preparation. All workshops are free, but we request that you register. We want to keep these classes small so that you can get one-on-one interaction with the alum. You can register now in Craig Hall, room 375 or by email email@example.com. You may register the day of the session too.
Tuesday, Sept 21 at 3:30, with Sean Wheeler: see this link for more information.
Wednesday, Sept 22 at 1:00, with Gloria Galanes: see this link for more information.
Then Friday, we host the Networking Luncheon from 11:45-1:15 in PSU Ballroom East. Here you will have the opportunity to sit with alums and get their tips and advice directly. The dress is business casual for the luncheon as you will be meeting and talking with local professionals who will be coming right from work. Below is a short list of those already signed up to attend. Do you want to work in St. Louis? You’ll want to talk with Amy Horton. Want to stay at MSU and work through graduate school? Talk with Stuart Davis or Debbie Branson. Want to work in development? Talk with Tracy McGrady. Want to work in Kansas City? Talk with Melissa Jackson. These folks are HERE to talk with YOU! Some plan to join us for a great lunch and good networking opportunities.
- Jim Anderson, President Springfield, Chamber of Commerce
- Melinda Arnold, Marketing Director, the Zoo
- Stuart Davis, MSU Director of Marketing and Promotions Athletics
- Debbie Branson, MSU Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
- Karen Eckert, law student at UMSL
- Amy Horton, International Communication, Boeing
- Melissa Jackson, Senior Supervisor of Public Affairs for the KC Federal Reserve
- Tracy McGrady, Director of Grants Development, OTC
The lunch is $10 cost, but you also get a COM WEEK shirt, which will be available the day of the luncheon. If you have a class that meets during one of the scheduled activities, you might ask your instructor about attending it as a whole class. If that’s not an option, then see about you attending and writing a short reflection on your experience with the sessions or luncheon. It never hurts to ask.
Please make plans to attend at least one or two of these events. The department covers most all of cost of these events for you (except the lunch, and you get t-shirt too) and alums are providing their services free of charge, so DO take advantage of these great opportunities for YOU to get some tips and advice on leading and getting engaged in this age of information.
As always, if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me directly. Sign up forms are in Craig 375 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.