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Learning to Think: Amazon Day, “Life Paths” and the Liberal Arts

Learning to Think: Amazon Day,

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

October 24, 2017

“On the surface, many people would think that a Whitman college graduate and Amazon don’t line up,” says Kim Rolfe, Director of Business Engagement at the Student Engagement Center (SEC) and organizer of Friday’s event. “But the truth is that a lot of the things they are looking for at Amazon, Whitman has prepared students very well to do.”

New Program Preps Future Educators

Erin Pahlke, professor of psychology

Daniel Kim

February 21, 2013

Whitman's new pre-education advising program held its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 19: a networking dinner designed to give students interested in education careers the opportunity to meet expert educators from the Walla Walla area. Over 15 local professionals were expected to attend the even...

Students and Alumni Get “Real” About Life After Graduation

Photos by Halley McCormick.

Emily Lin-Jones

October 25, 2012

"I had no idea what I wanted to do when I got out of school," said alumna Kate Morrison '95 to a small group of students gathered in Reid Campus Center 240 on Monday, Oct. 22. For the next hour, she described her journey to her current career as a freelance web and graphic designer and answered questions...

SEC fosters student-alumni ties through social media

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

Emily Lin-Jones

February 23, 2012

Today's increasingly competitive job market can present a pretty intimidating challenge to the newly graduated or soon-to-graduate Whitman student, and many soon discover that networking is vital. That's why the Student Engagement Center is currently looking for ways to connect more students to alumni throu...

Student Engagement Center helps students find jobs, internships

Illustration: Jung Song

Dylan Tull

October 20, 2011

On the top floor of Reid is a resource center that is prepared to help Whitman students through nearly every stage of their working life.  With one-on-one advising, the Student Engagement Center (SEC) helps Whitman students throughout their lives to find community service opportunities, internships and careers ...

Whitman students discuss employment opportunities, job market with alumni at networking event

Rose Woodbury

October 6, 2011

To schmooze or not to schmooze: that is the question. Last Friday, Sept. 30, many current Whitties decided to meet with past Whitman grads to schmooze and network at the Alumni Networking Reception. With Fall Reunion Weekend this past weekend, campus was swarming with Whitman alumni from all years....

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