Denison Seniors Get Help Looking Ahead, 'Reality Central' Week Events Planned
Posted: March 30, 2004
As Denison University senior students begin the final weeks of life as an undergraduate, the Career Services Center has planned a series of events to help them enter the "real world." From "Dining with Style" to "Do Seniors REALLY Have Jobs Before They Graduate?" seniors and other interested students will hear from alumni and fellow seniors about life after Denison.
The events kick off with a Senior Etiquette Dinner at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday (April 1) in the Welsh Hills Room of the Burton D. Morgan Center. Sponsored by the Student Activities Office, the event is designed to give seniors tips about gracefully surviving the business meeting or job interview at a restaurant.
John Hammock, a 1968 Denison graduate and former executive director of Oxfam America and ACCION International, will speak at 2:30 p.m. on Friday (April 2) in the lecture hall (Room 115) of the Burton D. Morgan Center. Hammock is now associate professor of public policy at Tufts University and will talk to students interested in advocacy, the ethics of international development, non-government organizations and humanitarian aid.
Jane Milbourn Newbauer, a 1991 graduate, will give two presentations. At 7 p.m. on Monday (April 5) she will discuss "Paths from Denison" and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (April 6) she will speak on "How To Start Your Own Business -- The Basics!" Both sessions are in Room 523 of the Morgan Center. Newbauer joined the Procter and Gamble Corporation when she graduated and now has started her own business. She will be serving as "entrepreneur-in-residence" during her stay at Denison.
"Do Seniors REALLY Have Jobs Before They Graduate?" will be a candid discussion by several members of the class of 2004 at 6:30 p.m. in Wednesday (April 7) in the lecture hall (Room 115) of the Morgan Center. The soon-to-be-graduate job-seekers (Tashina Browning, Katie Gray, Ana Howrani and Patrick Rule) will discuss the frustrations and successes of the job search process.
An alumni panel discussion -- "From Denison to the Real World" -- will wrap up the Reality Week events at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 8) in the Morgan lecture hall. Coming back to share their "real world" experiences are four recent graduates: Meredith Sarver '03, Prentice Hall Publishing; Lindsey White '02, State Farm Insurance; Gena Miller '02, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio; and Nick Gesue '01, Lancaster Pollard.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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