Career Services

Margie B. Cherry

March 17, 2012

New Career Services Adviser Dedicated to Alumni

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Margie B. Cherry is the new assistant director of alumni career services, a position focused completely on alumni. “All of us at Lafayette – students, faculty, administrators, and staff – benefit greatly from the deep, devoted involvement of our alumni in the life of the College,” says President Daniel H. Weiss. “Our graduates lecture in [...]

Madeline Laskoski ’13, left, with Claudine Lilien ’90 at Fox headquarters in New York City

January 30, 2012

Gateway Program Helps Students Find Career Paths

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For Briana Strachan ’11, an internship at Black Entertainment Television (BET) and guidance and workshops from Lafayette’s Gateway program led to the English graduate’s first job after school in the network’s human resources department. “Gateway has been instrumental to me,” she says. “Career Services provides very specialized opportunities. The staff listens to student needs and [...]

Katrina Ladd ’11, Gerry Kavanaugh ’76, and Jim Mower ’12 at of DCS Online Communications in Washington, D.C.

October 5, 2011

Jim Mower ’12 and Katrina Ladd ’11 Learn Internet Strategy with Gerry Kavanaugh ’76 of DCS Online Communications

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This summer, Jim Mower ’12 (Harleysville, Pa.) and Katrina Ladd ’11 learned the ins and outs of political communication with Gerry Kavanaugh ’76, founder and chairman of DCS Online Communications in Washington, D.C. An internet strategy company, DCS connects members of Congress, political candidates, and advocacy campaigns with their constituents through numerous services such as [...]

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September 16, 2011

Annual Career Fair Allows Students to 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 numerous alumni who serve as representatives for their companies. Some of the companies at the fair included Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., American [...]

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July 7, 2011

Alumni from Top Ranks in the Financial World Give Students Career Advice

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Being prepared to answer probing and thoughtful questions about the financial world, the company where you are being interviewed, and your own professional aspirations are crucial aspects for a successful interview. More than 50 students absorbed that prescription, which was just one part of the intense and pointed discussion provided during a spring semester Finance [...]

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April 5, 2011

Big Dreams and Preparation Allow Lafayette Graduates to Succeed Right Out of the Gate

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A producer with The Today Show; a laser communications system developer for the Navy, a makeup artist with Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, and Ralph Lauren; features manager for The Nate Berkus Show; advertising director for Macy’s, lobbyist on Capitol Hill with IBM. These are just a few examples of high-profile careers that young Lafayette alumni [...]

Megan Livak '09, new business development asst., Van Cleef Engineering Associates, Hillsborough, N.J.

March 11, 2011

Engineering and Science Alumni Give Students Career Advice

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One of the most effective ways for students to shape their career paths is to talk to people who are already working in their fields of interest. “We wanted to provide a platform for students to communicate with alumni in their fields on a one-on-one basis,” says civil engineering major Abseen Anya ’11, president of Minority [...]

Emily Goldberg '05 at Superbowl 43, Tampa

January 18, 2011

Emily Goldberg ’05 Rises and Shines with The Today Show

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By Kevin Gray Recently, The Today Show was broadcasting segments about celebrity fashion at the Emmy Awards from the NBC morning show’s Burbank, Calif., bureau. Plans called for one segment to air during both the 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. hours. The first segment—hosted by Bobbie Thomas and Natalie Morales—went very well. “For the 9 [...]

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April 27, 2010

Lafayette Provides the Keys to Success

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Despite a challenging job market, members of the Class of 2009 have found employment at top organizations and been accepted into prestigious graduate programs Hannah Fink ’09 believes the academic and professional preparation she received at Lafayette has been vital to her success in the Ph.D. program in toxicology at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). [...]

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February 18, 2010

Philadelphia and New York Networking Nights Bring Students and Alumni Together

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More than 250 gathered to strengthen connections and learn about various careers Networking is one of the most important skills college students will learn, and Lafayette alumni answer the call each year to help them make connections and explore different careers. This January, the offices of Career Services and Alumni Affairs sponsored the fourth annual [...]