Post by J. Scott Hanson, Ph.D.
During the 2009 Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Association formed a committee tasked with assisting actives in preparing for life after college. In support of this effort, the Iota Chapter AA will be holding a Career Day event on February 6th. Several alumni have collaborated to plan this day of presentations and discussions addressing professional topics (see attached agenda) for the benefit of the undergraduate chapter and recent graduates.
We encourage brothers who can spare the time to join us for any or all parts of the day. Alumni attendees can assist by participating in discussions and sharing their own experiences throughout the day. We specifically encourage alumni in the Austin area to make time for the evening networking event at Fish City in Georgetown, which will be a great chance for these guys to practice networking strategies discussed during the day.
This is the first event of this kind for the chapter and for Southwestern. In fact, the Career Services Center will participate in the event and has graciously provided the venue and the food and beverages for the day. If this proves successful, the CSC is considering a similar event on a larger scale for the entire university in the fall.
When we typically gather with the active chapter, we spend much of our time talking about our life in college. This is an opportunity for us to speak to them about our lives after college and, hopefully, to help them get off to a great start.
Please mark your calendar and RSVP to Scott Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday February 3rd. We look forward to seeing you there.