We just concluded our annual Backpack to Briefcase week. It is an annual event organized by the Office of Campus Life and Student Foundation. This year’s programming feature three events.
The first was Career Athletes Power 301. Because of the large number of student-athletes, this program showed the participants how to utilize their power as athletes in the career-seeking process. The Career Athletes representatives spoke with over 200 student athletes about personal career development, preparation, networking skills, and summer jobs and internships.
The second event was a Resume Workshop conducted by Autumn Worten, Southwestern College graduate and current Executive Recruiter at Switchgear Search and Recruiting. Over the lunch hour, Worten gave students the inside scoop on how to secure post-graduation jobs. Students learned how to tailor their resumes and how to take advantage of LinkedIn as a networking tool.
The last event was an Etiquette Dinner & Alumni Panel held at the Winfield Country Club. The students learned how to conduct themselves at a meal with a potential employee. Ronnie Jenkins, major gifts officer at Southwestern, guided students through proper etiquette and how to avoid social faux pas. Students also heard from a stellar panel of SC graduates who shared encouragement and tips on how to approach the current job market and be successful after graduation.