"I chose to participate as a host because I wanted to share my experience and career with students, particularly as they are exploring future career plans. I think it is beneficial for students to see the shorter-term career options and accomplishments in their fields of interest so they can better understand the more immediate opportunities after they get out of school, in addition to the director and manager level positions available as they progress in their careers. Participating as a host was a great way to feel more connected to and give back to Gettysburg College, while also benefiting and building relationships with current students.
~Ashley Orr ’10, Systems Analyst, Chester County Health Department
There are students who need your expertise and experience. Whether you can chat by phone or visit campus to talk with students interested in your career, let someone shadow you or a colleague for a day or a week, or even provide an internship opportunity, students gain an immense amount of information from these interactions.
Gettysburg College alumni, parents, and friends have always been generous, offering their time and connections to move other Gettysburgians along in their careers. In today's extremely challenging job market, your support is not only necessary for Gettysburg students to compete, but the right thing to do- and an important way for you to make a difference in their lives.
Can you help? Contact the Center for Career Development at email@example.com or 717-337-6616 to get involved.