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Professional Networking Symposium


SAVE THE DATE! Friday, September 10, 2021

 

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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. We will also offer a virtual component via Zoom for alumni to attend sessions, whether as a panelist or an attendee.

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 Jen Hough houghja@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 (4:30-5:30) following the symposium. Snacks provided, drink discounts available. Please indicate your intention to attend during your registration.

COVID Policies

Currently all persons, regardless of vaccination status, are asked to wear a mask while indoors on campus. For up to date College COVID guidelines visit: https://www.westminster.edu/about/covid/index.cfm. Please bring a mask.

Virtual Option

Virtual Links to each session will be sent the week of the event to all alumni and friends who formally registered. For those attending in-person, classroom accommodations may be made by the session's moderator to maintain proper social distancing.

 

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Check-In

2nd floor McKelvey Campus Center
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Campus Store

1st floor McKelvey Campus Center
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Art Gallery

Patterson Hall
9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Witherspoon Rooms, 3rd floor McKelvey Campus Center
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Career Fair

Witherspoon Rooms and 3rd floor McKelvey Campus Center


Session I

10:45 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. EST
(7:45 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. PT)
 

Advanced Practice Nursing

Hoyt Science Center 152

 

Drinko Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Laboratory Experiences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Patterson Hall 107

 

Cyber Security, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Patterson Hall 105

 

Maestro of the Classroom: Music Education

Patterson Hall 103

 

So, what are you going to do with that?’: Answers to a familiar question from alumni and current Humanities majors

Patterson Hall 205

 

Senior Focus: Tips for the Working World and Graduate Schools

Mueller Theater, McKelvey Campus Center

 

Supply Chain Management: Not Just Amazon

Patterson Hall 207


Speed Sessions

11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EST
(8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. PT)
 

Crowdfunding Results: Discover what donor dollars do!

Patterson Hall 105

 
**The geographic sessions are open sessions available to anyone wanting to meet and network with other alumni in their corner of the country!

 

DC/East Coast Networking Session


Patterson Hall 110

 

Pittsburgh Networking Session

Patterson Hall 207

 

Southern United States Networking Session

Patterson Hall 205

 

Developing your Network and Job Skills in the Real-World

Patterson Hall 107


12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Grab and Go Lunch available

Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center and Patterson Hall


Session II

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
(9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT)
 

Medical Professions, School and Research

Hoyt Science Center Dietz-Sullivan Lecture Hall (ground floor)

 

Traditional and Trending areas of Environmental Sustainability, including business and science focuses within the industry

Hoyt Science Center 152

 

Order in the Court: Discovering more about jobs in government, law and politics

Patterson Hall 207

 

Drinko Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Field Work, Social Sciences, Communications and Humanities

Patterson Hall 107

 

From Wallstreet to Silicone Valley: Technology Jobs in the Real World

Patterson Hall 205

 

Sophomore & Junior Focus: All About Internships and Experiences

Mueller Theater, McKelvey Campus Center

 

Real Estate, Sales and Insurance

Thompson Clark 211

 

Working at a College or University

Patterson Hall 105


1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Break


Session III

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EST
(11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PT)
 

Oceans, Space and What's In Between: Physics Applied

Hoyt Science Center 152

 

BioChem and BioTech

Hoyt Science Center Dietz-Sullivan Lecture Hall (ground floor)

 

Business Is A BIG World: Financial Planning, Accounting & Other Areas of the Industry

Patterson Hall 107

 

First Year Focus: Taking Steps For Your Future

Mueller Theater, McKelvey Campus Center

 

Honors Program Success Stories

Patterson Hall 103

 

It's Not About The Desk: The Education Profession In and Out of the Classroom

Patterson Hall 210

 

From Demo Reels to Desks: Getting into Broadcast Communication

TV Studio (accessible from Thompson Clark or McKelvey Campus Center)


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Keynote Session:

Before You Swipe Left: an open forum for alumni and students to discuss workplace environments, challenges, and professional growth

Mueller Lecture Hall, McKelvey Campus Center
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Social

Hop Asylum, Market Street, New Wilmington