Career Networking Dinners
Career Networking Dinners are an opportunity for Gettysburg students to socialize and network with alumni, parents and friends of the College and are typically held during winter break.
Hear about various career areas, get suggestions about your own career or graduate school path and network with potential employers for internships or full-time jobs.
January 2015 Career Networking Dinners
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with Gettysburg alumni and parents, build your professional network, get advice on looking for your first job, and ask questions from professionals in a variety of careers.
Career Networking Dinner Date: All dinners are Thursday, January 8 (unless otherwise specified by a host)
Applications Available: October 20
Applications Due: November 2 by 11:59p.m.
Students Notified: Before Thanksgiving break
Mandatory Networking Dinner Preparation Workshop for Participants: TBD
*Students studying abroad at the time of the session will be sent information via email.
Sampling of 2014 Networking Dinners:
- Philadelphia, PA - Elizabeth Krueger '11, Allison Barrett '12, & Jordan Monts '12 (Various)
- Greenwich, CT - Peter Carlson '80, P'17 & Peter Gambee '82 (Business/Finance/Investment)
- Wayne, PA - Amy Marren '88, Sharon Willis '88, & Dave Willis '88 (Sciences/Research/Education)
- New York, NY - Eric Handler '86 (Sports Entertainment/Industry)
- Pittsburgh, PA - Ann Felter '96 (Arts/Music/Non-profit)
- Alexandria, VA - Patricia Bryan '77, P'15 & Dean McGrath P'15 (Law/Government)
- Millersville, MD - Col. David Tohn '87 (Information Technology/Government)
Students are responsible for transportation to the Career Networking Dinner. Alumni and Parent hosts are responsible for the meal and venue.
Funding assistance is available to help with transportation costs for participants of the program. Students must apply for funding by submitting the Transportation Reimbursement Request Form and appropriate receipts to Tammy Shaffer in the Center for Career Development following their participation. Funding is limited to those students who have traveled greater than 35 miles from their residence.
Questions? Contact Tammy Shaffer, firstname.lastname@example.org, Administrative Services Assistant.
Quotes from previous Student Participants
Why did you participate?
I felt it would be an opportunity to meet practicing attorneys and gain insight into the field because I would like to go to law school. Also I wanted to network with people who may have internship opportunities in the future. -Lyndsay Souza '09
Describe the interactions at dinner?
We started by catching everyone up on the goings-on at Gettysburg [...] they concentrated on what advice would help me the most [...] where I should move after May to best jumpstart my career, and gave me contacts when they could so I could set up informational interviews. -Lyndsay Roberts '08
What will you tell your friends about this program?
That they should take every possible networking experience. Its not what you know, but who you know more often than not, that helps with jobs after Gettysburg. -Tyler Hobbs '08
Alumni and Parents - Volunteer!
Inspire a student's career! Interested in offering to host students in your home or at a local restaurant and sharing your career experiences? Contact Tiffany Kurzawa, email@example.com, Assistant Director of the Center for Career Development, to learn more about the program.