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Westminster College Student Alumni Association to Offer Networking 101

Monday, March 31, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - "Networking 101," an alumni dessert reception and panel discussion focusing on proper networking techniques, will be offered to Westminster College students 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Lakeview Dining Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.

"Now, more than ever, networking is an important way to build connections leading to internships, employee opportunities, and career resources," said Cindy Dafler, Westminster's assistant director of alumni relations and a 2003 Westminster graduate.  "This event, hosted by the Student Alumni Association, is an opportunity for students to learn about successful networking and to begin building their network through connections to alumni."

The panel of Westminster alumni includes:

  • Andrew Anthony `11, senior financial analyst, Physician Services Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
  • Chris Borsani `04, attorney, Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
  • Ashley Carnahan Downey `09, assistant marketing manager, Giant Eagle Corporate Office
  • Heather Bullers McKissick `01 M`08, 11th grade English teacher, Shenango School District¬†

Panelists will be available during dessert to chat with students about their areas of expertise.

The event is being hosted by the Westminster Student Alumni Association, which works to build connections between students and alumni and increase awareness of alumni support of Westminster.

Contact Dafler at 724-946-7373 or email for more information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.