The Career Center is starting up the "30 Minutes" program this fall, bringing students interested in a specific job or industry face-to-face with alumni experienced in that field. In just half an hour (hence the name), Carleton networking magic happens. Week 4 is featuring ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE alumni in positions such as civil, design, and equipment engineers, architects, and sustainability directors. Other industries in the following weeks include Film/Media & Journalism, Law, and Consulting.
The idea is simple: Alumni take an afternoon off from work to meet with students for casual, candid, one-on-one conversations. Students ask questions about the alum’s industry, a typical day/week in their shoes, educational requirements, resources for learning more, and ways to gain experience in the field. Furthermore, alumni often refer students to contacts or resources outside of the Carleton network.
These meetings are a quick thirty minutes, so students can get on with their busy lives at Carleton. The brevity and informality of the sessions makes them an engaging and low-pressure way to introduce students to the power of networking.
NO APPLICATION NECESSARY, simply visit http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/career/30_minutes/ to sign up and read alumni bios!
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.