Dordt College News

Career symposium

February 16, 2004

Dordt College alumni and students will have the opportunity to learn from each other and interact at the first ever Career Symposium, a new event in conjunction with Alumni Weekend. The symposium is sponsored by Dordt College's Placement and Alumni Offices and will be held at the Campus Center on Friday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

About 30 alumni will participate in five one-hour panels, coming to campus from Canada, Washington, Montana, South Dakota, Arizona, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas, Florida and Iowa. Their occupations range from business people to teachers, attorneys to architects, among many others.

Two panels will meet from 1:30-2:30 in Eckardt Lounge and the atrium. Three additional panels will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m., in the Eckardt Lounge, atrium and the Humble Bean.

The 1:30 p.m. group of panelists span a wide spectrum of careers, including an industrial engineer, ministry assistant, marketing director, etc.

The 3:00 p.m. panelists will be loosely grouped by career tracks. The Eckardt Lounge panel consists of group of professional people, including Distinguished Alumna, Julia Stronks who practiced law for several years before entering the teaching profession. Other participants include an assistant city attorney, an engineer and an architect.

Alumni involved in various facets of education will meet in the atrium at 3:00 p.m., while the Humble Bean Coffee Shop will host business owners, managers, and bookkeepers.

All students and faculty are encouraged to attend.

See a complete listing of names of Career Symposium participants on the web, or go to the alumni weekend page for more information about all other alumni weekend events.

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