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SEC fosters student-alumni ties through social media

SEC fosters student-alumni ties through social media

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...

SEC offers tips, advice to students seeking unpaid summer internships

SEC offers tips, advice to students seeking unpaid summer internships

Sandra Matsevilo

December 8, 2011

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, "an internship is a legitimate learning experience benefiting the student and not simply an operational work experience that just happens to be conducted by a student." This is the standard to which Whitman adheres to when suppor...

Student Engagement Center helps students find jobs, internships

Student Engagement Center helps students find jobs, internships

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 ...

Whitties weigh options at grad school fair

Whitties weigh options at grad school fair

Emily Lin-Jones

October 13, 2011

Representatives from over 30 graduate schools gathered in Reid Ballroom on Oct. 6 for Whitman's tenth annual graduate school fair. The Student Engagement Center hosted the event, which was designed to educate students about their post-graduation options.  A stream of students filtered in and out of...

Volunteer fair connects students to mid-year community service

Volunteer fair connects students to mid-year community service

Alyssa Goard

January 27, 2011

Although many people have already forgotten their New Year's resolutions, it isn't too late for Whitman College students to start the year with community service. On Jan. 25, Whitman's Student Engagement Center hosted the Spring Volunteer Fair, which featured an assortment of community organizations. Lina...

Virtual Career and Internship Fair hopes for success

Virtual Career and Internship Fair hopes for success

Robert Crenshaw

February 11, 2010

Photo Credit : Fennell As February approaches every year, Whitman students can usually be found printing out copies of resumes, practicing interview skills in the mirror and even selecting a not-too-wrinkled outfit to impress representatives at the college's annual Career and Internship Fair. This year, though, students have one less reason to obsess about these job hunting rituals: the fair h...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Graduate School Grief’

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2009

Dear Editor, I'd like to clarify some of the information written in the Pio article titled, "Graduate School Grief" on the front page of the Thursday, Dec. 3, issue. When I spoke with the author of the article at the Student Engagement Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2, I was told that this article was bein...

Students, ASWC seek additional graduate school advising from Whitman

Students, ASWC seek additional graduate school advising from Whitman

Galen Bernard

December 3, 2009

Seniors applying to graduate schools and juniors beginning to consider their options have discovered that Whitman provides limited support for students trying to determine which school has the research focus and personality to be a fit, or whether to go at all. "I don't even know why you'd go to ...

Whitman students cautious about use of P-D-F

Liz Forsyth

November 3, 2009

Registering for a P-D-F class grade, possible this week until Friday at 4 p.m., is not a popular option for most students. Whitman's student handbook cautions against its overuse, saying, "although the P-D-F option can be very useful in certain circumstances, there are complications with its use." The...

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