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Students make connections with Alumni Board

Students enrolled in the ACTIVATE Summer Internship Program joined the Alumni Board for a networking lunch on Saturday, April 22.

Students began their day with a networking workshop focused on professional networking and what it means to build their own network. Armed with networking tips, the students headed over to Glen Rowan House to join the Alumni Board and put their new networking skills into action.

Students were matched with alumni who had similar career interests. Alumni shared stories about their own paths, offered insights about possible careers, and helped students pinpoint their career interests.

“The summer will offer many opportunities for ACTIVATE interns to build their professional network, and this was a great opportunity for students to expand on and practice their networking skills,” said Victoria Beagle, Career Advancement Center Assistant Director and lead on the ACTIVATE Summer Internship Program.

Senior Director of Alumni and Community Engagement Suzanne Nyren, who helped plan the program, explains that “the networking opportunity was a new addition to the agenda and will become an annual spring tradition.”

The ACTIVATE: Summer Internship Program is a selective enrollment program where admitted students participate in professional development opportunities before and during the program, receive personalized guidance to secure an internship, and earn up to two academic credits.