Past Events

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!

My Journey Begins Coffee Hour with the CDC

May. 17, 2017 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. 29, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hooker Auditorium

This is a required event for Lynk UAF, created to prepare you for your role as a Lynk intern or researcher. Register in LyonNet.

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!

Alumnae Career Change Weekend

Apr. 21 – 22, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Stuck in a career rut and don’t know where to start?

Managing your career requires developing a plan that makes the best personal and professional sense for you. Without this, you might find yourself doing what’s convenient or what others want you to do and then discover that your career doesn’t align with your present-day needs.

Join career experts from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College to learn how you can get started on the professional trajectory you want.

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MERC Education Fair

Apr. 20, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
George Sherman Union, Boston University, Boston, MA

Are you Interested in a Position Teaching K-12th Grade? The MERC Education Fair is an annual recruiting event that brings together teaching candidates from across the country for networking and job opportunities in public and private schools.
  • Network with 80-100 public school districts, mostly from Massachusetts.
  • Employers from charter schools, private schools, and educational organizations. 
  • The fair is designed to promote informal networking and introductions.
Transportation from MHC will be provided, but space is limited! Sign up at the CDC front desk to reserve a spot on the bus.
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Roundtable discussions with CDC Director Liz Lierman (Exclusively for seniors)

Apr. 6, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr. 14, 2017 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Career Development Center

Class of 2017, thinking about your next steps after MHC? You're invited to join CDC Director Liz Lierman for one of these small group sessions at the CDC to discuss your thoughts and learn about resources that might be helpful as you consider your options. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

Alumnae Chats: Health Careers

Apr. 7, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in health.

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Ines Bancila '13, Alumna Advisor for the Day (Former Econ Major)

Apr. 5, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet an alum and learn from their experiences in one-on-one session! Ines is a senior analyst at Vistaprint. She previously held positions at Kantar Retail after graduating with a degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke. Submit an application to LyonNet.

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Lois (Indyke) Herrera '84, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Apr. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

Wondering what career options exist in student support, school administration and educational policy? Join MHC Alumna Lois (Indyke) Herrera '84, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, NYC at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences.  Apply in LyonNet.

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First-Year Summer: Tackling Your To-Do List

Feb. 3, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar. 31, 2017 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Career Development Center

First-year students: check off your to-do list and begin summer planning in this interactive and stress-free workshop! Bring your laptop and your resume (if you have one prepared). We will strengthen your resume, go over tips on your LinkedIn profile, utilize networking tools on LyonNet, learn how to draft networking emails, and many other topics. Register in LyonNet.

Lynk on the Road - Finance Trek

Mar. 31, 2017 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Boston, MA

Open to all majors! Visit Brown Brothers Harriman and meet with their training department and our alumna. We will then go to Fidelity Bank we will meet a panel of alumni followed by a site tour. Our final visit will be with Wellington Management followed with an alumni reception party. Student applications are due in LyonNet by March 20.

Student Employment Job Fair

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Want to find an on-campus student job that will conveniently allow you to use your many skills to earn money? How about one that would help launch you toward that perfect internship, or help you decide on a career path? Come learn about the diverse and high-quality opportunities available through the MHC Student Employment Program.

Insider’s Tips On Do’s and Don’ts for Interviews

Mar. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Career Development Center

Three MHC alumnae with diverse career paths are presenting this workshop. Get an insider's view to take your interview skills to the next level! Alumnae are also offering individual advising appointments in the afternoon where you can discuss your interests and learn from their experiences. 

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Breaking Barriers: Women In Construction

Mar. 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Blanchard Great Room

Come meet the Women Construction Workers who are Building Western MA - including - MHC's New Blanchard Campus Center. By supporting diversity efforts in their industry these women construction workers are creating access to jobs & shrinking the pay gap for women & people of color.

  • Shannon D. Gurek, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Mt. Holyoke College will be on hand to welcome our panelists and introduce our Guest Moderator, Susan Moir, ScD Director of Research for Labor Resource Center, UMass Boston
Event is Co-sponsored by: C.A.U.S.E., MHCASA, Roosevelt Institute, ACLU of Mt. Holyoke, Politics Dept., History Dept., Gender Studies Dept., Africana Studies Dept., MHC Alumnae Association - Pioneer Valley Club, New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Education Career Fair

Mar. 14, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blanchard Great Room

Students pursuing teaching certification are invited to attend this career fair with local schools and educational organizations. 

Service Experiences & Opportunities Panel

Mar. 7, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kendade 305

Students from all majors are welcome to attend! Join the panel discussion with Peace Corps, Teach for America, City Year, Match Education, the Student Conservation Association, and World Teach to learn about their service opportunities as well as the panelists own service experiences. Register in LyonNet.

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

Mar. 4, 2017 12:45 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.

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Experience Nonprofits

Mar. 2, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Eager to make a positive impact on your community as you pursue your passion? This event is a unique opportunity to engage and network with nonprofit employers and alumnae in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Register in LyonNet.

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Spring Mock Interview Day with MHC Alumnae and Staff

Mar. 1, 2017 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Career Development Center

Prepare yourself for success! Practice and receive feedback with skilled CDC staff and Mount Holyoke alumnae in a realistic half-hour mock interview session.

Prior preparation with Big Interview is highly recommended. Submit your application through LyonNet by February 23rd!

OPT/CPT Workshop

Feb. 28, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Thinking about interning off campus over the summer? Are you graduating in May? Come learn about Optional Practical Training and Curricular Practical Training, which are types of work permission you need in order to be able to work or intern off-campus if you hold the F-1 visa.

Remember as an international student on the F-1 visa, you must have permission to be able to work off campus.

Independent Researcher Meeting

Feb. 22, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Dwight 101

Interested in conducting independent research this year, by which we mean that you will conceive of, plan and conduct the research yourself? Learn about the whole research 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. Register in LyonNet.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Career Stories: Individual Experiences of Transgender Professionals

Feb. 17, 2017 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Stimson Room

Two friends of the college will share their individual stories of navigating their work lives and careers as transgender professionals.

Please join us in creating an encouraging environment for learning and discussion. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your own experiences. 

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Susan Silberman '75, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Join MHC Alumna Susan Silberman '75, Director of Programming at MassBio, Boston for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences. Bring specific questions and get the answers you've been waiting for! Register in LyonNet.

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

Feb. 8, 2017 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.

MHConnect Internship Fair

Feb. 8, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
New York Room

Learn more about Lynk UAF eligible MHConnect internship and research opportunities in the US and around the globe. MHConnect positions are high-quality, opportunities where Mount Holyoke students have access to a special application pathway and benefit from the close relationship that the college has cultivated with the organization.

Finding an Internship Lab

Feb. 7, 2017 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kendade VisiLab

Hands-on lab to practice your internship search skills with an expert. Space is limited for this 30-minute session and registration is required if you would like to attend.

Finding an Internship

Feb. 7, 2017 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cleveland L-1

Is an internship part of your summer plans? This can't-miss workshop will focus on the basics of how to prepare and begin your internship search process.

You'll also get an orientation to special MHConnect curated internship programs, the MHC summer internship funding program, Lynk-UAF and general resources available through the CDC. Register in LyonNet.

Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

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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Interviewing 101

Sep. 29, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 6, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 13, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 20, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oct. 27, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 3, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 10, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 17, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec. 1, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dec. 8, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Preparation is the key to a successful interview! Practice common questions and learn about CDC mock interview resources, including Big Interview, during our special walk-in sessions.

Moriah Silver '09, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Moriah Silver '09 has experience working in the areas of crisis services, reproductive health, Title IX and campus sexual violence, domestic violence, criminal law, as well as policy and legislative work at the federal and state level.

Join her at the Career Development Center for an individual advising appointment where you can discuss your interests and learn from her experiences. Apply in LyonNet.

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Beth Somers Stutzman '80, Alumna Advisor for the Day

Dec. 2, 2016 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Beth Somers Stutzman '80 has worked for both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups undertaking various roles in business development, marketing (service/product management, program management), sales, executive management and consulting.

Join her 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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Dec. 1, 2016 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Career Development Center

Visiting Professor in International Marketing, Faculty Member at University of Berlin, and former executive at international corporations, Beatrix Dietz, and Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and economics, successful entrepreneurship and social impact venture leader, Rick Feldman, will be featured for this engaging conversation and Q&A session.  They will be joined by a guest alumna.  

Science/Research, Pre-Health, and Pre-Law Lynk on the Road Bus Trip

Nov. 18, 2016 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Boston, MA

Join the CDC for a day in Boston visiting employers and graduate schools in one of three tracks: science/research, pre-health, or pre-law. Details to be announced in the fall.

Education Graduate School Panel & Fair

Nov. 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Center

Mount Holyoke College Master of Arts & Teaching Program and the Career Development Center is hosting a mini-fair of graduate programs in various educational fields. All local college students are welcome to attend!

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Our Own Collision Space

Sep. 27, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 4, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 18, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 1, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov. 15, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blanchard Community Center Room 318

Meet with friends, fellow students, and faculty to discuss anything of interest related to innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, arts management, social impact enterprise, CGI-U, Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Institute, Mount Holyoke Innovation Impact Competition, creating solutions to global challenges, Draper Competition for Undergraduate Women, courses, Women of Business, business and finance.... and other topics of interest.  Informal, social, a place to build community....cookies and other refreshment will be provided.

Alumnae Chats: Science Careers

Nov. 11, 2016 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in science.

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LSAC Law School Forum in Boston

Nov. 11, 2016 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Boston, MA

Meet with representatives from ABA-approved law schools. Also attend LSAC workshops that will help you: 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 -1st Come, 1st Serve. Register in LyonNet.

Student Worker Training Workshops

Sep. 28, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct. 14, 2016 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov. 4, 2016 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dwight 101

Student employees are invited to join us for one or all of these workshops, designed to help you gain the skills you need to be successful at MHC and beyond. Topics covered include:

  • professionalism (9/28), 
  • customer service (10/14) New date!
  • and transferable skills (11/4 - registration coming soon).
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Freddie Mac Information Session

Nov. 4, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Development Center

Mount Holyoke alumna Megan Pierouchakos'02 will be hosting an information session to discuss the opportunities and the elite two-year finance/analyst programs Freddie Mac has to offer. Register in LyonNet.

Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Institute Annual Conference and Showcase

Nov. 4, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
MassMutual Building, Springfield

This is an annual showcase of student entrepreneurship, with workshops and speakers, a “table-top trade show” of student startups, breakfast and lunch banquet with a keynote speaker. Following the event, there will be a tour for students of the Valley Venture Mentors facility, van transportation provided. Free for five college students.

LARC Career Fair & Interview Day

Nov. 4, 2016 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boston, MA

The Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC) Career Fair & Interview Day on November 4th is open to a select few liberal arts colleges, including Mount Holyoke.

Meet employers from a vast array of industries including law, education, consulting, research, science, finance, government, and more. Free transportation from MHC.

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Finding Summer Science Opportunities Lab

Oct. 27, 2016 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kendade VisiLab

Hands-on lab to practice searching for opportunities in the sciences with an expert. Space is limited for this 30-minute session and registration is required if you would like to attend. 
Sponsored by The Career Development Center. 

Finding Summer Science Opportunities

Oct. 27, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

Interested in sciences or medicine? Join us for this workshop, which will focus on how to prepare and begin your search for research and internship opportunities in the sciences. The event will include a panel of student researchers covering how to build relationships with faculty, how to ask for recommendations and how to ask to work in faculty labs.

Lynk UAF Summer Funding Orientation

Oct. 26, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cleveland L-1

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.

Carney, Sandoe & Associates Information Session

Oct. 25, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Career Development Center

Are you a future teacher looking for your first teaching job? Thought about teaching after graduation, but you’re not sure where to start? Looking for a way to continue your passion for your area of study? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Carney, Sandoe & Associates—an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in K-12 private, independent, and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot, and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide—wants to talk to you.

Friends Committee on National Legislation Information Session

Oct. 25, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Career Development Center

Learn about social justice training opportunities, stipend part-time positions, and paid full-time fellowships with this grassroots public interest lobbying group. Register in LyonNet.

William James College (formerly MSPP) Information Session

Oct. 24, 2016 12:20 pm – 1:15 pm
Reese 301

Join Elana Wolkoff, PhD, faculty in the psychology department at William James College for a discussion on career options in mental and behavioral health. Register in LyonNet.

"Dressed for Success" presented by Banana Republic

Oct. 19, 2016 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dwight 101

All participants will receive a coupon for 50% off at Banana Republic! 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!

Columbia Law School Information Session

Oct. 19, 2016 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Kendade 305

Learn about Columbia Law School, as well as gain insight from an Admissions Officer about the admissions process, curriculum, and the many resources available to you as you navigate your path towards a legal education.

There will be a presentation followed by a Q&A session. All class years and majors are welcome to attend. Register in LyonNet.