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Professional Networking Symposium


Friday, September 23, 2022

 

 

 

 

About the Professional Networking Symposium


The Professional Networking Symposium is designed to help students and young alumni better understand potential paths after graduation, including career and graduate school options. There are also many opportunities for students, alumni, and friends of Westminster College to meet and network with others in their field. The Symposium includes a career fair, breakout sessions and an opportunity to connect with students and other alumni. Sessions are designed to address specific topics and interests, include participants with directly relevant experience, and are moderated by experienced professionals.

 

Registration for Alumni and Friends


Click the registration button above to register. Please note that not all fields will apply to all attendees. Guests are welcome to attend. As always, there is no cost to attend the Symposium, as we greatly appreciate the participation of alumni and friends of Westminster College. Your participation enables us to offer a differentiated experience to students and young alumni. You should also expect to be able to do some networking of your own.

Important Registration Note: The nature of this event lends itself to being transparent with those who plan to attend. As such, by registering , you're granting permission for your name to appear online as an attendee.

 

Career & Networking Fair


A career & networking fair will be held in-person. Recruiters and corporations can contact the Professional Development Center's director Chad Serfass, serfasca@westminster.edu, to arrange to be part of the fair.

 Career Fair Participants

 

Alumni Social


All participating alumni are welcome to join together in a casual post-reception at the Hop Asylum (4:00-5:30) following the symposium. Snacks provided, drink discounts available. Please indicate your intention to attend during your registration.

 

COVID Policies


For up to date College COVID guidelines visit: https://www.westminster.edu/about/covid/index.cfm. Please bring a mask.

 

Schedule of Events


8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Check-In

2nd floor McKelvey Campus Center
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks & Networking Awards

Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center
9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Career & Networking Fair

Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center


Session I

10:45 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. EST
 

How to Network & Grow Your Titan Connections (PNS 101)
*First-Year Focus Session

Mueller Theatre

 

The World of GIS (Hands-On Workshop)

PH 103

 

The Transition into Professional Nursing: Your First 1-2 Years

PH 105

 

Psychology & Neuropsychology in the Community

PH 107

 

The Arts & Humanities in Today’s World of Work

PH 205

 

Communications & Public Relations

PH 206

 

Marketing & Sales

PH 207

 

Spanish

PH 208

 

Why I Teach & What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Educator

PH 210

 

How to Succeed As An Entrepreneur

TC 205


Session II

11:45 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. EST
 

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do (Choosing a Major)
*First-Year Focus Session

Mueller Theatre

 

Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing

PH 205

 

Broadcast Communications

PH 206

 

Opportunities in Sports Management & Related Sports Professions

PH 207

 

Business & Logistics

PH 208

 

Finance & Wealth Management

PH 210

 

Internships for Success in the Arts & Humanities

TC 205

 

Chemistry/Biochemistry Industry Focus

TC 210

 

Sociology & Criminal Justice

TC 211


12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Boxed Lunch & Independent Networking

MCC Atrium & PH Art Gallery Entry Hall, 2nd Floor


Session III

1:50 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST
 

Understanding Personal Finance
*Alumni/Senior Year Focus Session

Mueller Theatre

 

Data Analytics for Environmental Science & Beyond: Hands-On Session

PH 103

 

Professions in Government & Related Industries

PH 206

 

Drinko Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

PH 208

 

Life After Westminster: Onboarding, Benefits & More
*Alumni/Senior Year Focus Session

PH 210

 

Contract, Remote & Hybrid Work Realities
*Alumni/Senior Year Focus Session

TC 205

 

Working Outside Your Field of Study

TC 210

 

Experiencing the K-12 Music Classroom

TC 211

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Guided Tours of Campus Updates

2nd Floor, MCC Start Point
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Alumni & Friends Reception

Hop Asylum, Wilm. Boro