It may be summer “break”, but Gettysburg College students have been hard at work preparing for their futures.
From financial institutions to print magazines, students immersed themselves in a variety of professions to gain insight and network with members of the Gettysburg community who are leaders in their fields.
During these Summer Road Trips, students participated in half- or full-day site visits designed to give students an opportunity to learn and gain insight into particular industries/career fields.
Coordinated by the Center for Career Development (CCD), road trips included presentations led by current professionals in the industry, round table discussions, tours of the company/organization, and meetings with Gettysburg College alumni employees.
Highlights from this summer’s trips are below.
Barclays – New York City
Hosted by Louis Molinari P’14, Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Solutions
Students interested in finance participated in presentations and round-table discussions, toured the Barclays Trading Floor, and learned about internship and job opportunities.
Time, Inc. – New York City
Hosted by Brendan Ripp ’99, publisher, Money magazine, and Brooke Engeldrum ’10, Account Manager, Cooking Light magazine
Students interested in publishing learned from multiple divisions during the experience that included events, production and make-up, sales, marketing, digital, and advertising. They also learned about opportunities and some of Time’s publications.
PNC Bank - Baltimore
Hosted by Matt Rockstroh ’87, Senior Vice President of Institutional Investments, Regional Director of Mid-Atlantic/Southeast Region, and Managing Director of PNC Capital Advisors, LLC.
Students learned about personal, corporate, and small business banking, investment products, and entry-level job opportunities.
The CCD is in the midst of an intensive five-year campaign, the Career Connector Challenge, to help students learn about potential careers. With the help of alumni, parents and friends of the College, the Challenge aims to create 1,832 new career-related opportunities for students by 2014. Response to the Challenge has been overwhelming, with over 800 career opportunities in 2010 alone.
"The Career Connector Challenge is a great way to reengage alumni with the College and allow them to give back to the campus community in a unique way," said CCD Director Kathy Williams. "Additionally, students are afforded the opportunity to learn from the expertise of alumni or parents and network with professionals in a particular field."
About the Center for Career Development
The CCD's goal is to ensure that Gettysburg College students have the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to start a successful career. It offers internship and externship opportunities, career planning and graduate school advising, job-search strategies, resume writing and interviewing workshops, and the tools to build a powerful network of professional contacts.
The CCD works individually with students to explore career options, select a major, customize a career plan, and follow it through to a rewarding future. Gettysburg's extensive career network allows students, alumni, faculty, and parents to tap into the invaluable experience and career connections of our College community.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803Posted: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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