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New York Networking Night

January 16, 2013

Students Connect with Alumni at Annual Networking Night

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Sponsored by Career Services and Alumni Relations, the annual New York City Networking Night took place Jan. 10 at the Princeton Club. More than 60 students made connections with 150 alumni representing a variety of career fields. The annual Philadelphia Networking Night will be held Jan. 24. View more images from the networking night on [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

December 3, 2012

Leaders Mentor Students Interning at Nonprofits

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Six students who served internships in the nonprofit sector gained additional insight into the inner workings of nonprofit organizations through the Leadership Development Program. The program, which is supported by a three-year, $12,000 gift from KNBT, provided a weekly speaker from a local nonprofit, followed by an interactive roundtable program, for five weeks over the [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

October 12, 2012

Xiao Cui ’13 Learns Importance of Confidence to Economy through Credit Suisse Internship

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As Maurice Bennett ’06, an equity sales and trading analyst at Credit Suisse in New York City, will tell you, an internship with the bank is “a real job in the real world and not an experience just anyone gets.” This summer, three Lafayette students landed 10-week internships with Credit Suisse through its innovative virtual [...]

Career Fair

September 26, 2012

Career Fair Helps Guide Students Toward Their Future

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Hundreds of students came out to test the waters of the workforce during the annual Career Fair hosted by Career Services in the Bergethon Room of Marquis Hall. More than 40 employers were in attendance, including Air Products & Chemicals, American Cancer Society, B. Braun, Bloomberg, Bosch Rexroth, Clark Construction, Exxon Mobil, Geisinger Medical Center, [...]

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September 14, 2012

Wesley von Dassow ’14 Studies Tectonic Plates on the Moon

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Wesley von Dassow’s geological studies took one giant leap this summer. Von Dassow ’14 (Sarasota, Fla.) interned with the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  There, he studied images freshly snapped by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, identifying and cataloguing geological features of the moon.  The information he generated could be used [...]

Nicholas Kalra '13 and Janna Hodge '94, senior vice president of sales and relationship management, in the members gallery overlooking the New York Stock Exchange.

September 7, 2012

Nicholas Kalra ’13 Improves Electronic Trading Software for NYSE Euronext

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Economics major Nicholas Kalra ’13 (New York, N.Y.) has always been tech savvy. In high school, he worked as a sales specialist at an Apple retail store. Then in his sophomore year at Lafayette, he and two Apple co-workers co-founded a technology consulting company. This summer as an intern with the technologies arm of the [...]

Intern Joelle Neilson

August 10, 2012

Gateway Helps Students Define Career Paths

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For Joelle Neilson ’12, a summer internship and networking with Lafayette alumni directly led to her first job after graduation. Neilson, who graduated with an A.B. in engineering, had a winter externship with Jim Fusco ’79, senior account executive at Boland Trane. The connections she formed during the job-shadowing experience led to an internship with [...]

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 [...]