Alumni Connections

 

By Meghan Moynihan '09
 

Colby students looking for more information about life after graduation had an opportunity to hear from alumni firsthand the weekend of Sept. 26, as the College held its second annual Alumni Networking Weekend.

Two days of events offered students the chance to connect with alumni and learn about various careers. Mock interviews, speed-networking sessions, and career panels run by alumni in fields such as medicine, retail, law, and finance were attended by more than 120 alumni.

The weekend also gave more than 200 students in attendance chances to interact with alumni working in jobs that may interest them—an aspect of the weekend that Amy Lu ’09 considered a highlight. “The panel discussion that I went to had just a small group of students, so I feel like I really got some good advice and got to ask the panelists lots of questions,” she said.

Amanda Mello ’09 also found the weekend helpful. “I feel like career services did a good job of matching us up with professionals in fields that we think we might want to go into,” she said of her experience in a mock interview. “The feedback I received was directly applicable to the types of interviews that I will go on later.”

 
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