In addition to offering workshops, one-on-one advising and a College-funded internship, the Office of Career and Professional Development works to ensure your professional success by sponsoring helpful events throughout the year, many in partnership with the Connecticut College Alumni Association. Events include opportunities for you to connect with corporate recruiters (found in CamelLink), meet successful alumni and hear their stories and advice, and more.

Events for Spring 2016 include:

SOS Seminar on Success

Now in its tenth year, the Seminar on Success program offers a series of career and life skills workshops with networking opportunities for juniors and seniors. The seminar features young alumni from a variety of industries, all of who have successfully made the same transition seniors are about to experience. We are excited about the addition of an etiquette luncheon for the first time in many years.

Students who attend gain valuable insight into the job application process, receive practical information about living on one’s own and get advice from top HR and leadership coaching professionals on how to present your best self. Every participant also receives a special token from the Office of Alumni Engagement. 

January 30
Where: Cro’s Nest and 1941 Room
Time: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pfizer: From Student to Scientist

Join us to learn more about the opportunities available upon graduation in the pharmaceutical industry. Whether you are a business, biology, or chemistry major there are several avenues of career paths to discover at an informal discussion and later on-site visit.

February 1
Where: Blaustein Room 201
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

On-site event: February 25
Where: Pfizer Labs, 445 Eastern Point Rd., Groton, CT
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. RSVP required.


Distinguished Alumni

Alum Anya Romanet '10 explains how FactSet offers instant access to accurate financial data and analytics to thousands of investment professionals around the world.

February 2
Where: Cro’s Nest
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  

Alumni Evan Piekara '07, Jen Tejada '10 and Ivan Tatis '10 present “Setting Yourself Up For Success: Career Advice for Interns and New Hires”.

February 28
Where: New London Hall, Room 101
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


Transitioning from College

Join Courtney Murphy, MBA, HR Manager for EB (and Millennial!) for an interactive discussion on "Transitioning from College to the Real World - for Millennials." Topics will include - how to make the best first impression, common mistakes to avoid making, how to set yourself up to grow your career, interview tips and just how far does a $60,000 salary go?

February 8
Where: New London Hall, Room 200
Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Career Talks with Alumni/Parents

The Office of Career and Professional Development and the Office of Alumni Engagement invite you to sign up to talk with alumni and parents about their career and career fields – from their own journey, to resume suggestions, to networking and more.

Students must register to sign up to speak one-on-one for half and hour, first come first serve, to sign up.

Jon Dodd P’17
Entrepreneurship and business development
February 12
Where: Academic Resource Center
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Beth Somers Stutzman P’17
Healthcare, high tech arenas, consulting and start-ups
February 19
Where: Academic Resource Center
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Dave Clark ‘73
Business management and public sector
February 26
Where: Academic Resource Center
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Health Professions Internships

Be inspired by seniors who will share stories and advice from their summer internship experiences.

February 16
Where: Silfen 106 Auditorium
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Liberal Arts Recruiting

Annual Liberal Arts Recruiting Connections (LARC) in Boston, MA will include an interview program and Career Fair with many top employers! Open to juniors and seniors. Great networking and interviewing opportunities. See CamelLink for details, application required.


February 26
Where: Boston, MA