Past Events

MHC Summer in Boston: Networking Reception

Jun. 27, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boston, MA

This is a great way to connect with other Mount Holyoke students in the area as well as alumnae from the Mount Holyoke Club of Boston. Hearty refreshments will be served and guest speaker, Linda Whitlock '69, will talk about the importance of women on corporate boards. There will be plenty of time for alumnae and student participants to engage with each other.

MHC Summer in DC: Networking Reception

Jun. 19, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Washington, D.C.

This is a great way to connect with other Mount Holyoke students in the area as well as alumnae from the Mount Holyoke Club of Greater Washington, D.C. Hearty refreshments will be served. There will also be plenty of time for alumnae and student participants to engage with each other.

MHC Summer in NYC: Networking Reception

Jun. 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New York City

This is a great way to connect with other Mount Holyoke students in the area as well as alumnae from the Mount Holyoke Club of New York City. Hearty refreshments will be served. There will also be plenty of time for alumnae and student participants to engage with each other.

My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 16, 2018 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Career Development Center

All seniors are invited to stop by to pick up a graduation gift from the CDC, create a sign and have your photo taken for #MyJourneyBegins, get some last minute career advice, and learn about our alumnae career resources. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Internship & Research Orientation and Celebration

Apr. 28, 2018 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Open to all, this is a required event for Lynk UAF recipients, created to prepare you for your role as a Lynk intern or researcher.

Network with students going to a similar location, work with faculty and internship advisors to consider potential ethical, cultural or other issues related to your particular industry or academic area, learn from a panel of last year's Lynk UAF recipients, and much, much, more!

MBA CASE Crack the Case Level 1 Workshop

Apr. 28, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Amherst College, Paino Lecture Hall

Case interviews are not just for consulting interviews anymore. Marketing, banking, private equity, high tech, healthcare and a variety of other industries are now using cases to differentiate candidates. So no matter where you interview, you'll want to be case interview ready! During this fast-paced, full-day workshop you will be challenged to think beyond simple frameworks, participate often, and learn to handle a variety of analytical problems.

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6th Annual First Generation College Student Summit

Apr. 21, 2018 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

The First Generation Student Summit, under the Class Action Organization, serves as a site for the ‘meeting of the minds.’ First gen students and their allies come together to identify problems, discuss grassroots solutions and share what’s working on other campuses. First and foremost, we want to find solutions identified by students who can work with their staff, administrator and faculty allies. Class Action offers spaces where students can both identify these problems and build grassroots solutions to them.

We are proud to announce that the 2018 First Generation College Student Summit will be hosted at Mount Holyoke College, supported by the Division of Student Life and the First Gen Work Group

Registration Information

Mount Holyoke College students, faculty, and staff is register free. However, there are limited spaces so you must register by Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:59pm

For more information about the summit, visit the Class Action website or contact Division of Student Life at 413-538-2550. 

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MERC Education Career Fair

Apr. 19, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
George Sherman Union, Boston University

***Free transportation will be provided by the MHC CDC*** Claim your seat.

Are you searching for a job in education and related fields? Come to MERC!  The MERC (Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium) Education Career Fair provides an exciting opportunity for candidates to interact with hiring personnel from across the country and internationally.

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AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Apr. 11, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight 101

AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In this workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn...

- How to identify and articulate your personal value
- How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
- How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
- About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Pillars of Wall Street Financial Training Seminar

Apr. 7, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amherst College, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather 115

Financial statement analysis, introduction to Excel, three financial statement forecasting and valuation fundamentals boot camp for Amherst, Smith College, and Mount Holyoke College students. Hosted by The Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College.

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MHC Alum Physician Assistant Panel

Apr. 5, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213


Panel:  Jacquie Harris '12, & Karen Hogan '10
These physician assistants will discuss their career path, career, provide guidance, and answer questions.

Dr. Francis X. Shen - Health Law Workshop

Apr. 3, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade 305

  Dr. Francis X. Shen, Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at Harvard Law School. He is also a McKnight Presidential Fellow, Associate Professor of Law, Graduate Program on Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota where he directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab (

Dr. Shen conducts empirical and legal research at the intersection of law and neuroscience. He has co-authored 3 books, including the first Law and Neuroscience casebook, and published articles on a range of neurolaw topics, including memory and lie detection, criminal justice, brain injury, evidentiary admissibility, sports concussion, juror decision-making, criminal mental states, dementia, and mental health.  He will discuss his latest research at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Music Technology and Creative Career Strategies

Mar. 30, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Mar. 30, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Warbeke Room in Pratt Hall

Guest Artist/Speaker Series + Q&A

Wilson Brown, the Executive Creative Director of the innovative audio and music production company, Antfood will give a music tech, media scoring and production masterclass at 10:30 am, followed by a creative career strategies/entrepreneurship talk at noon in the Warbeke Room in Pratt Hall. Pizza at the noon event. For more info, please contact Thomas Ciufo.
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Education Career Fair

Mar. 27, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center

Are you interested in working in education? Students pursuing teaching licensure are invited to attend this career fair to learn more about opportunities with local schools and educational organizations. Open to all Five College students. MHC students - register in LyonNet.

Lynk on the Road Boston

Mar. 23, 2018 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Boston, MA


Our Spring 2018 Lynk on the Road will take us to Boston on March 23rd. We will visit employers* in the following professional tracks:

  • Non-Profit
  • Healthcare/Biomedical
  • Law

The day will include site visits, plenty of Q&A, and networking. Visit the CDC during walk-in hours ahead of time to polish your resume and professional presence!

*Employers to be confirmed.

Course Registration Workshop

Mar. 22, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenter:  Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Particularly valuable for first-years, sophomores, and those newer to pre-health requirements, but open to all. We will discuss course registration as it relates to pre-health requirements (any profession!), and highlight some of the relevant courses offered in fall 2018. This will not be the place to discuss major/minor requirements, specifically

Going Global: Connecting and Exploring Languages for Internships, Work, and Beyond

Mar. 21, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
LRC Lab (Ciruti 6)

The Language Resource Center and the Career Development Center are teaming up to host a workshop and hands-on working session for all students and faculty. Participants will learn about resources and opportunities where applying foreign language skills can be beneficial and most relevant in today’s professional environments.

College to Career Transition: Leveraging the ADA & Accommodations at Work Webinar

Mar. 19, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

During this session, a representative from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), will share information about using JAN as a resource, offer practical tips for disclosing disability and requesting and negotiating accommodations at work, and empower graduates with disabilities to leverage the ADA to support successful employment outcomes. Co-hosted by MHC's AccessAbility Services and the Career Development Center.

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MHC '10 Alumna - Caroline Barstow, DVM

Mar. 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenter:  Dr. Barstow graduated from MHC in 2010 and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She interned with Hess Mcwilliams Veterinary Services starting in 2011 and just recently joined their practice in Amherst, working with both large and small animals. Caroline lives with her husband Steven on their family owned dairy farm at the base of Mount Holyoke.  She will talk about her career path and her internship at Town and Country Veterinary clinic in New Zealand.

Intro to Law School: What You Need to Know to Succeed

Mar. 7, 2018 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Career Development Center

Thinking about law school? Not sure what it's all about? Want to know what you can do right now to help prepare you for applying to and attending law school? Come to this workshop to hear a great overview. Open to ALL class years including seniors who may apply several years after graduation. Register in LyonNet.

Student Employment & Career Development Center Office Hours

Feb. 1, 2018 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb. 21, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar. 7, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Blanchard Hall, Student Life Suite

Any student who has a question, concern, or ideas about how to improve Student Employment and Career Development offerings for students at MHC is invited to come share their thoughts with the CDC director or senior associate director for student employment.

Walk-in sessions for students seeking career and/or internship advising are available at the CDC every Monday-Friday from 2:00-4:30pm and at the MEWS every Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Navigating Your Career in the United States as an International Student: Panel and Networking Reception

Mar. 3, 2018 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center

Attend this annual event where you can connect with former international students at Mount Holyoke College. This dynamic group of alumnae will share their stories and offer advice about how to navigate your career search process as an international student. The brief panel will be followed by ample time for you and the alumnae to connect, engage in conversation, and enjoy light refreshments! Register in LyonNet.

The Alumnae Association and Career Development Center staff will share important resources and information. Please arrive promptly at 1:15 pm.

Co-hosted by the Career Development Center, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, and the Alumnae Association.

Spring Student Job Fair

Mar. 2, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Talk to various on-campus supervisors and learn about jobs that will be available for Summer 2018 and Academic year 2018-2019. You'll also have the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by expert staff and peer advisors from the CDC. Register in LyonNet.

Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. 
Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit your application via LyonNet

Excel Crash Course Seminar - Wall Street Prep

Feb. 25, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Amherst College

This 1-day seminar turns students into Excel "power users" by introducing them to time-saving keyboard shortcuts and powerful functions and features that will set them apart on the job. Open to Mount Holyoke students. Hosted by the Amherst College Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning.

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UMASS Career Blast 2018

Feb. 22, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
UMass Campus Center Auditorium

***Free Shuttle Service from CDC***

For all majors and all class levels! Come to the region's largest career fair to discover full-time opportunities, internships, co-ops and summer jobs.

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UMass Nursing Reggie Lamothe, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Feb. 15, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clapp 127

Presenter:  Reggie Lamothe, Undergraduate Academic Advisor UMass College of Nursing

Reggie and current UMass Nursing students will provide an overview of the Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing degree, and info about the application process. The accelerated BSN is relevant for MHC students looking to enter the nursing profession at any level, from RN to nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and more.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 10, 2018 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Considering an artistic career? Wondering how to craft a meaningful lifestyle? Want insider information on finding opportunities and connecting with established professionals? Join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists!

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First Year, First Summer

Feb. 9, 2018 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Shattuck 203, 216, & 217

If you are a first-year student wondering how to prepare for your first summer, please attend to explore creating your game plan with the CDC & the college's National Fellowship Advisor! Register in LyonNet.

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Pre-Health Organization Meeting

Feb. 8, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blanchard 213

Presenters:  Nyema Harris '18 and Isabelle Kim '18 - Nyema and Isabelle will give an overview and reintroduce the NEWLY structured Pre-Health Organization.


Resumes for Lynk UAF Applicants

Feb. 5, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Center Morrison Room

Applying for Lynk UAF this year? Need to have your resume reviewed and approved in LyonNet? This session will provide a quick overview of resume fundamentals, and then an opportunity to workshop your resume with your peers and professional advisors. This is the only session of this kind that will be offered in Spring Semester.

Tufts University School of Medicine - Dr. Neumeyer, Dean of Admissions

Feb. 1, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305 - Desserts Served

Presenter:  David Neumeyer, MD, Dean of Admissions at Tufts University School of Medicine is a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physician.  He will present an overview of Tufts, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Smith College Life Sciences & Technology Fair

Feb. 1, 2018 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room

***Free Shuttle Service from CDC***

Smith College is hosting their annual Life Sciences and Technology Fair for students from life sciences, engineering, psychology, math and computer science. The fair features employers offering internships and full–time positions.

Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Every sophomore should attend this professional conference!

Our award-winning Sophomore Institute focuses on important skills that you, as a sophomore, need to build early for long-term success.

Learn how to move forward with confidence. Equip yourself to pursue competitive summer internships. Include your various identities in your professional self. Begin or enhance your application for summer internship or research funding. Register in LyonNet.

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MHConnect Internship & Research Fair

Jan. 26, 2018 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Learn about high-quality, well-mentored, summer internship and research opportunities with organizations that prefer Mount Holyoke students over others. From the arts to pre-health to community organizing, there are many different types of opportunities, located in almost every region of the world. At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn about available internships from hiring employers, students who held internships last year, and/or members of the various MHC centers and offices that coordinate and hire for these opportunities.

Independent Researcher Meeting

Jan. 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

If you are interested in conducting independent research this year, by which we mean that you will conceive of, plan and conduct the research yourself, you must attend this meeting. Register in LyonNet.

You will learn about the whole registration process, from writing a proposal, to finding a mentor, to navigating MHC research policies. Attendance is required for Lynk UAF support of any independent summer research project.

Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Jan. 25, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305 - Pizza Served

Presenter:  Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs
Our mandatory workshop is for first-year, spring admits, sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). It covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs. 

Frances Perkins and Transfer Students Gathering; Introduction to the CDC & Finding An Internship

Nov. 15, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Mount Holyoke College Career Development Center Workshop Room

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Divinity and Theological Seminary Graduate School Panel

Nov. 14, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Blanchard Campus Center - Unity Room

Come join us for an information session to learn about divinity and seminary graduate school from top institutions.

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Physics Career Panel

Nov. 14, 2017 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Kendade 107

• Are you wondering what jobs you could get with a physics major after graduation?
• Is going directly into the workforce right for you?

Join us as physics alumnae share their career path and answer your questions about life after  MHC.

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Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum

Nov. 10, 2017 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Boston, MA

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools.

Also attend LSAC workshops that will help you with following: become more familiar with the LSAT and the testing process from the test developers; get advice about ways to finance your legal education; ask law school admission representatives questions about the application process; meet practicing attorneys and learn their strategies for professional success; and learn more from the diversity information panel about the unique challenges that may face students from diverse backgrounds.

– Limited Seating
– Van will leave at 11:00 a.m. and will return by 10:00 p.m.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Nov. 9, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Ford Barnet, Assistant Director of Admissions, will present an overview of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  He will talk about what veterinary schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process

Personal Statement Workshop

Nov. 5, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shattuck 216

Registration and homework required click on read more for details.  The purpose of the medical school statement is to show the admissions committee the person behind the scores and GPA, and provide context to your application. 

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Health Professions Application Workshop

Nov. 2, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 305

Required for students intending to, or considering entering professional school in fall 2019.

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Vision Board Workshop

Oct. 27, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Rockefeller Hall, Common Room

What is a Vision Board?

vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

Join Ju Hong (Assistant Director and Career Advisor at the Career Development Center) for a Vision Board Workshop where we will explore identity, future, wellness, and leadership.

Open to Cultural Center affiliated organizations, Shirley Chisholm community, and Mosaic community.

LYNK on the Road - NYC

Oct. 27, 2017 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
New York City

Save the date! The Career Development Center is putting together a bus trip to New York City for you to visit employers and alumnae in various career treks. Register in LyonNet!

Dressed for Success with Banana Republic

Oct. 26, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Marc Lovely, Branch Manager for Banana Republic, will be coming to campus to talk about how to build a versatile professional wardrobe on a student budget. (It CAN be done!) Using examples from BR's current line, he'll show you how to layer and swap a few key pieces to go from interview-ready to day-to day work to a casual evening out with friends.

Join us for outfit ideas that work for your body and style! Register in LyonNet!

Duke University School of Medicine info Session

Oct. 26, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cleveland L3

Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions is a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. She will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Lynk UAF Orientation

Oct. 25, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cleveland L-2

Dreaming about an internship this summer? Come learn about how to get money from MHC to support those dreams! This is the only Lynk UAF workshop offered in the fall semester. Register in LyonNet.

Applying to Law School, featuring the Indiana Maurer Law School

Oct. 16, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cassani Lounge

Learn what the process is for applying to law school and have your questions answered. This workshop will focus on the details of getting into law school, but is great for all class years and students planning to apply after graduation.

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MCAT Webinar

Oct. 9, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Director of Pre-Health Programs Katie Lipp for a webinar on MCAT preparation. This webinar is appropriate for anyone who may be taking the MCAT in the future, regardless of class year. Registration information is below. The webinar will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Info Session

Oct. 5, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kendade 107

Betsy Emery, Senior Admissions Officer at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will host an informational session giving an overview of their programs, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

First Professional Resume Workshop

Sep. 15, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep. 22, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

Haven't created a professional resume yet? No worries, we're here to help! This hands-on workshop is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who haven't created a resume since high school (or ever).

First Year Resume Workshop

Sep. 15, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 22, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 29, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Career Development Center

Calling all First Year students! Transform your high school resume into your first college resume in this hands-on workshop. Bring a laptop and a copy of your current resume (if you have one).

Fall Recruiting 101: What You Need to Know NOW

Sep. 13, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 20, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep. 27, 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Career Development Center

DROP IN and prepare yourself for the fall recruiting season. This is where you can have all your questions answered! Experienced CDC staff will share valuable tips and teach you about utilizing our on-campus recruiting and interviewing program to help you get where you want to go.

Mock Interviews with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Sep. 21, 2017 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for interviewing success! Practice and receive feedback from skilled CDC staff members and Mount Holyoke Alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session. Reserve your session and submit your documents via LyonNet today.

Alumnae Advisor for the Day: Brenda Hernandez '04

Sep. 15, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Join MHC Alumna Brenda Hernandez at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.

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Exploring Careers in the Health Professions

Sep. 13, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sep. 14, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L1

This mandatory workshop will be offered twice and is presented by Katie Lipp, Director of Pre-Health Programs. The workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds) and covers essential information about preparation for graduate study in the health professions. A record of having attended this workshop is required prior to scheduling an advising appointment with the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

International Student Work Authorization Orientation

Sep. 12, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Are you an international student looking to gain experience or start your career in the United States or abroad? Spend some time with the CDC and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives to learn what you need to do to work or intern in the United States or other places around the world.

This meeting provides an overview of US legal status, reviews impact on engagement with employers, plus a summary of resources available and recommendations on what you can do to best leverage your strengths and pursue your goals both in the US and internationally. 

My Journey Begins: Senior CDC Orientation & Recruiting Kickoff

Sep. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

Join us to learn about the resources available as you consider your next steps. This senior-focused event includes details about on-campus recruiting and employment opportunities as well as industry specific recruiting timelines. This meeting will show you what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities! Register in LyonNet.

Navigating Internships and Experiential Learning: An Introduction for Sophomores & Juniors

Sep. 7, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Everything you need to know for a successful launch into internships and experiential learning! Get an overview of the numerous campus resources available from departments, centers, and organizations as well as how to best leverage your strengths in pursuit of your goals. Learn what you need to do NOW so you don't miss any opportunities!