Connecticut College News
Students speak with alumni about careers, research experience04/16/2010
Varun Swamy '01 will present his research on the Peruvian Amazon April 22.
Alumni continue to provide plenty of opportunities for students seeking career advice and networking opportunities as undergraduates approach the end of the spring semester.
On April 5, Nina Elgo '84 returned to campus to serve as the Asian/Pacific Islander Month Convocation speaker. A Connecticut Superior Court judge, she and other members of the the College community reflected on their experiences as Asian/Asian Americans at Connecticut College.
On April 14, students heard from Tom Garrison ’00 who majored in anthropology at the College and received his certificate from the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts. Garrison, who went on to earn his Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University, spoke about his archaeological research on the ancient Maya. Students also had a chance to learn more about his work during a dinner with Garrison and faculty members.
The next month is jam-packed with even more opportunities for students and alumni to connect. Highlights of upcoming on-campus events include:
• Bosnia: Fifteen Years After Dayton with Michael Hackett ’00, foreign service officer for the US State Department, April 16;
• Sundays with Alumni – Green, Greener, Greenest: Careers that Reflect Your Ideals, April 18;
• Education Department Job Panel, April 20;
• Biology Seminar Series with Varun Swamy ’01 who will present on his research in the Peruvian Amazon, April 22;
• Common Hour – Careers in the US State Department, April 23; and
• Common Hour – Careers in the Federal Government, April 30.
Visit the College's main calendar for additional information about these events and more.