• Among the innumerable negative consequences of the pandemic, a few unexpected positives emerged. Just ask Joseph Craven, Joe Gennaco, and Robert Job, former finance executives who — in the summer of 2020 — created an organization to help students gain valuable experience in the field.

  • Here are the first quarter’s national news coverage highlights. They include several essays co-authored by President Wippman, expert commentary on a variety of topics from the Federal Reserve to butterflies. and feature stories on counseling center, career center, and Levitt Center programs.

  • “Student Industry Coordinators Serve as Alumni Network Bridge,” a Feb. 22 article in Inside Higher Ed, celebrated the Career Center’s Connect Program. The article was part of the publication’s new daily “Student Success” column, which highlights “a unique feature or twist … worth modeling.”

  • February’s news highlights ranged from features on career connections and peer-counseling to immersive education and academic freedom.

  • Although she is new to Hamilton, Lisa Grimes is not new to working with students applying for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. At the College of William and Mary and later at the University of Virginia, Grimes gained experience helping students navigate the challenging process of applications and identify the various awards available to them. The desire to return to a liberal arts institution (and the cold weather) drew her to Hamilton where she now serves as student fellowships coordinator. Here’s what she had to say about her time at Hamilton so far.

  • Courtney Hance has joined Hamilton as director of health professions advising. Here she talks about her experience and the advantages of a liberal arts education.

  • “Joanies” say that résumé-writing and networking advice aren't the only benefits of the Joan Hinde Stewart Career Development Program. The experience is leading them on the path to “Know Thyself.”

  • Over winter break, 24 students participated in the Career Center’s Snapshot job shadowing program. By connecting with a Hamilton graduate or parent whose field fits their interests, students got a “snapshot” of a typical day in a particular industry or company. They also had the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the path they might take to get a job, and consider next steps.

  • Communications Office student writer Melissa “Aurelie” Kaleka ’24 attended a Know Thyself 101 workshop on Oct. 2. Here she shares her impressions.

  • When the adapted 2020-21 academic calendar was released, I was both excited and wary about the two-month break between the fall and spring semesters. I worried that two months without classes or work — in addition to social distancing and COVID-19 lockdowns — was going to be a long period of enforced downtime. So when I read the Career Center email describing the new SnapShot virtual shadowing program, I knew that I had found the perfect solution.

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