Career networking program takes students to Big Apple

Bright Lights! Big City! is a three-day career networking program that introduces Gettysburg College students to successful alumni and parents in a particular metropolitan area.

This month, students visited the Big Apple to learn about opportunities in accounting, finance, marketing and human resources.

Students visited companies, met graduates and parents at their workplaces, developed a case study presentation, and attended a networking reception with alumni, Gettysburg College trustees, and Interim President Janet Riggs '77.

Students posted blog entries as their New York City experience unfolded.

Bright Lights! Big City! has been running for five years and has taken students to Boston, New York, Washington, and Philadelphia. Trips have explored careers in the sciences, arts, arts management, non profits, public service, Wall Street, food, fashion, event planning, and advertising.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,500, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

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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.

Posted: Wed, 7 Jan 2009


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