Career Services

Hannah Klein ’11 and Max Jones ’15 in Philadelphia

October 14, 2013

Max Jones ’15 Learns and Serves in Philadelphia City Government

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Erik “Max” Jones ’15 hopes to take the skills he learned from his time in local government to a future of service outside the country. This summer, he served as a community engagement intern with Philly311, Philadelphia’s non-emergency hotline. “As an international affairs major, working in the City of Philadelphia government may seem strange,” says [...]

Derrick Hargwood ’14 works in a lab at West Innovations Concepts.

September 26, 2013

Derrick Hargwood ’14 Explores Design Engineering at West Pharmaceutical Services

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Mechanical engineering major Derrick Hargwood ’14 (Metuchen, N.J.) got hands-on experience in his field as an intern at the product design and innovation center of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in Washington, N.J. During a summer internship, Hargwood learned about the design process and took part in brainstorming sessions, made and tested prototypes, and then refined [...]

Economics major Kristin Heaney ’14 speaks with prospective employers.

September 23, 2013

Students Network with International Companies and Alumni

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Hundreds of students attended the College’s annual Career Fair looking to connect with more than 50 employers for internship and job opportunities. Hosted by the Office of Career Services, the event features many alumni who serve as representatives for their companies. The companies included Air Products & Chemicals, American Cancer Society, B. Braun, Bloomberg, Bosch [...]

Alyson Shumeyko '14 overlooks Time Square with Sponge Bob Square Pants.

September 20, 2013

Alyson Shumeyko ’14 Experiences Magic of Nickelodeon

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For Alyson Shumeyko ’14 (Vestal, N.Y.), every day at Viacom brought a surprise. One morning during her summer internship at its NickMom division, she walked in to discover the office was live streaming the O Music Awards from the building all day. Why? Because in the neighboring Oakley Store, drummer Andrew W.K. was drumming for [...]

Henry Dubroff ’72, left, and Brian O’Neill ’16 at the Pacific Coast Business Times office in Santa Barbara, Calif.

July 30, 2013

Brian O’Neill ’16 Learns About Newspaper Industry Firsthand with Henry Dubroff ’72

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Brian O’Neill ’16 (Wayland, Mass.) got a close look at the newspaper industry over the January break in an externship hosted by Henry Dubroff ’72, chairman and editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times in Santa Barbara, Calif. O’Neill shadowed Stephen Nellis, senior editor, and worked on several projects. “I helped them make a list [...]

Lara Maggin ’13 (l-r), Lindsey Dier ’14, Chris McCumber ’89, Melanie Ruderman ’14, and Madeline Laskoski ’13 at USA Network offices in New York City

June 3, 2013

Students Get Backstage Look at USA Network with Chris McCumber ’89

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Madeline Laskoski ’13 (Goshen, N.Y.) knows she wants to work in television. But it’s a big industry, with many distinct skill sets. Laskoski wondered, would production be a better fit for her? Or perhaps sales and marketing? Through a three-day externship in January with Chris McCumber ’89, co-president of USA Network, she got a better [...]

Brandon Turner ’14, l-r, Shawn Tilger ’94, and Sara Sproul ’13 at the Comcast-Spectacor office in Philadelphia.

May 29, 2013

Students Go Behind the Scenes with Shawn Tilger ’94 at Philadelphia Flyers

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As a big Philadelphia Flyers fan who is looking to learn about possible careers, economics and art double major Sara Sproul ’13 (South Abington Township, Pa.), was drawn to the opportunity to serve an externship with the team. “I thought this would be an exciting opportunity to witness what goes on behind the scenes of [...]

Inku Subedi ’05 shares a laugh with faculty.

May 7, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

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In early April Lafayette alumni returned to campus to speak with students, but in a new way.  Through the Faculty/Alumni Partnership, alumni in the fields of English, mathematics, international affairs, and anthropology & sociology came back for a day in classes, networking with and providing career advice for students, and catching up with faculty and [...]

Alyson Shumeyko ’14, l-r, Marie Garofalo ’10, and Chelsea Brill ’13

April 19, 2013

Chelsea Brill ’13 and Alyson Shumeyko ’14 Go Inside Disney with Marie Garofalo ’10

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Chelsea Brill ’13 (West Windsor, N.J.) and Alyson Shumeyko ’14 (Vestal, N.Y.) learned the ins and outs of Disney Consumer Products (DCP) in Glendale, Calif., during an externship over the January break with Marie Garofalo ’10, communications coordinator of internal communications at DCP. The students observed Garofalo and her team, and contributed questions and ideas [...]

Jenna Gowell ’16 and Paul Brodeur ’86 at the Massachusetts State House

March 26, 2013

Students Learn Local Politics with Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Brodeur ’86

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“Before this experience, I had written off the idea of holding a governmental office because I thought it was unattainable.  This externship showed me that becoming a part of the government is a realistic and attainable goal.  Representative Brodeur showed me that ordinary people can hold offices and often do the best job at it, [...]