Alumni Needed for Panel on Careers for the Common Good (11/19)

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Students are interested in hearing from alumni in a wide range of social impact fields. Pictured here: Joshua Kagan ’01 (Senior Analyst at Carbon War Room), John Perry Barlow ’69 (Managing Partner, Algae Systems), and Corey Block ’01 (Urban Farm Coordinator at Treasure Island Job Corps) speaking at Impact Hub San Francisco in October 2012.

Hello, alumni! Remember when you were a confused college student?

I am Rosy Capron ’14, Wesleyan’s Civic Engagement Fellow for 2014-2015, and I am working with the Patricelli Center, Allbritton Center, and Career Center to plan a series of events that expose students to ways that they can work for social change after graduation. We are currently seeking alumni to join a “Careers for the Common Good” panel on the evening of Wednesday, November 19, on Wesleyan’s campus, where they will discuss their career paths, what they enjoy about their work, and their experiences in various positions and sectors.  Panelists from a wide range of fields are welcome – education, health, environmental sustainability, social justice, youth empowerment, human rights, international development, nonprofit management, corporate responsibility and beyond.

Is there anything that you wish you had known before graduating? What’s the best advice you received early in your career? This is a great opportunity to share professional and personal lessons you’ve learned with students who want to make a difference in the world but aren’t yet sure how.

Please contact me at scapron@wesleyan.edu if you have questions, are interested in joining the panel, or cannot make it on November 19 but would like to participate in similar events. Panelists will need to arrange their own transportation, but some reimbursement and assistance may be available. Thank you!

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