Events - More ways CELS helps you



In addition to workshops, one-on-one counseling and a College-funded internship, the CELS office works to ensure your professional success by sponsoring helpful events throughout the year, many in partnership with the Connecticut College Alumni Association. Events include opportunities for you to connect with corporate recruiters (found in CamelLink), meet successful alumni and hear their stories and advice, and more.

Upcoming events for 2014-2015 include:

Law School Series
- "Personal Statements that Work,” presented by Seton Hall University School of Law
Sept. 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Crozier-Williams, 1941 Room
- "Financing your Legal Education," presented by Boston University School of Law
Oct. 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Location: TBD

"Preparing for a Business Career: Case Study Prep & How to Stand Out Among Applicants” with Evan Piekara (‘07)
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m., Location: TBD
Learn some job search, resume and cover letter, and interview tips (behavioral and case) from an alumnus who went through finance interviews during the height of the financial collapse, drew on transferable skills from teaching to land a job in management consulting (vastly different, or are they?),  and has reviewed over 200 resumes and practiced over 100 cases for interviews.

"Building an International Business Career Post-Graduation" Joel Backaler '06
Oct. 30, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Cro's Nest (Book talk precedes event from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.)
Join us for a career session led by Joel Backaler '06, a China business expert and international consultant. His career story was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal and we are pleased to welcome him back to Conn to share his story with you. The format will be a brief overview of the path Joel took after graduation – from serving as a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan to consulting for Chinese state-owned enterprises in Beijing and American multinational companies in Singapore. The remaining time will be an interactive discussion between Joel and event attendees. Be sure to bring your questions!

Wall Street Prep: Liberal Arts Finance Bootcamp
Oct. 18-19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Location: TBD
The CELS Office will be hosting Wall Street Prep's financial training seminar at Connecticut College on the weekend of October 18-19, 2014. This seminar is open to all Connecticut and Wesleyan students. This intensive 2-day seminar is led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the practical knowledge they need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job. Advanced registration is required at http://www.wallstreetprep.com/programs/details.php?package_id=61#.U2k_j_ldVxw.

"Sundays With Alumni" Panels
The "Sundays With Alumni" program allows students to gain insight into specific career fields as well as opportunities to network with alumni from various industries. Fall 2014 discussions focus on the business of sports; and the road to entrepreneurship; careers in art history, careers with an anthropoology degree, as well as a panel of alumni who will share how CELS has facilitated their professional connections.  Spring 2015 alumni panels will include careers in social work, publishing, pre-health & public health.

Bon Appétit Dinners
Take advantage of the opportunity to hear from a successful alumna/us over dinner. Space is limited to allow for comfortable conversation so watch for upcoming dates and sign up early.

- October 17, 2014, Gretchen Thies Wallace '02, Associate Director of Investments at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc, will talk about her impressive career path.

Seminar on Success
Discover how to succeed in life after college. The "Seminar on Success," held in the spring semester, is a series of career workshops, networking opportunities and professional keynote topics specifically for juniors and seniors. The seminar features alumni from a variety of industries, all of whom have successfully made the same transition to the workforce. Every student who registers has the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the job application process.