In addition to workshops, one-on-one counseling and a College-funded internship, the CELS office 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 2014-2015 include:

SPRING 2015

April is Sophomore Month

Sponsored by the Academic Resource Center (ARC,) CELS and the Dean of Sophomores. These events are intended to help sophomores explore majors and career areas, to celebrate their halfway point and optimize their next two years:

April 2 - Arts
Where: Cro, 1962 Room
Time: 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
 
April 8 - Humanities
Where: Blaustein Faculty Lounge
Time: 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
 
April 15 - Sophomore Pinning Ceremony: 
Make the most out of your next two years!
Where: Cro, 1962 Room 
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
April 22 - Social/Behavioral Science
Where: Blaustein, Hood Dining Room
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
April 29 - Natural Science/Math
Where: Blaustein, Hood Dining Room
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Senior Week

Sponsored by CELS and ARC. There will be two sessions at the beginning of Senior Week to provide finacial planning strategies for new graduates and a separate session presented by Connecticut College's Human Resources Office on how to navigate and understand benefits during your employment process.

Sports Business Power Series Workshop

Sponsored by CELS and Residential Education and Living and open to all students. Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m., in Freeman House Common Room.

Distinguished Alumni

Finance/Investment Banking Job Search Essentials: Alum Dan Seehausen '12, on Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3 p.m. Check the College calendar for location.

Pfizer: From Student to Scientist

From Student to Scientist: Are you a junior or senior studying biology, Cchemistry or with an interest in pharmacy? Join Pfizer for inside look at career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. April 16, 2015, from 4-6 p.m., at Pfizer, Groton Laboratories.

FALL 2014

Law School Series

- "Personal Statements that Work,” presented by Seton Hall University School of Law
Sept. 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Crozier-Williams, 1941 Room
- "Financing your Legal Education," presented by Boston University School of Law
Oct. 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Location: TBD

"Preparing for a Business Career: Case Study Prep & How to Stand Out Among Applicants” with Evan Piekara (‘07)

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m., Location: TBD
Learn some job search, resume and cover letter, and interview tips (behavioral and case) from an alumnus who went through finance interviews during the height of the financial collapse, drew on transferable skills from teaching to land a job in management consulting (vastly different, or are they?),  and has reviewed over 200 resumes and practiced over 100 cases for interviews.

"Building an International Business Career Post-Graduation" Joel Backaler '06

Oct. 30, 2014, 2:30 p.m. The format will be a brief overview of the path Joel took after graduation – from serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan to consulting for Chinese state-owned enterprises in Beijing and American multinational companies in Singapore. His careeer was covered in a Wall Street Journal article. The remaining time will be an interactive discussion between Joel and event attendees. Be sure to bring your questions!

Wall Street Prep: Liberal Arts Finance Bootcamp

Oct. 18-19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The CELS Office will be hosting Wall Street Prep's financial training seminar at Connecticut College on the weekend of October 18-19, 2014. This seminar is open to all Connecticut and Wesleyan students.This intensive 2-day seminar is led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the practical knowledge they need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job. Advanced registration is required.

"Sundays With Alumni" Panels

The "Sundays With Alumni" program allows students to gain insight into specific career fields as well as opportunities to network with alumni from various industries. Fall 2014 discussions focus on the business of sports; and the road to entrepreneurship; careers in art history, careers with an anthropology degree, as well as a panel of alumni who will share how CELS has facilitated their professional connections.  Spring 2015 alumni panels will include careers in social work, publishing, pre-health & public health.

Bon Appétit Dinners

Take advantage of the opportunity to hear from a successful alumna/us over dinner. Space is limited to allow for comfortable conversation so watch for upcoming dates and sign up early.

- October 17, 2014, Gretchen Thies Wallace '02, Associate Director of Investments at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc, will talk about her impressive career path.

Seminar on Success

Discover how to succeed in life after college. The "Seminar on Success," held in the spring semester, is a series of career workshops, networking opportunities and professional keynote topics specifically for juniors and seniors. The seminar features alumni from a variety of industries, all of whom have successfully made the same transition to the workforce. Every student who registers has the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the job application process.