This Saturday, October 29 is a maelstrom of opportunities for those of you looking to eventually enter the working world as Lawrence launches its 2011 More Light! Career Conference. There are many, many alumni coming back to give some pep talks on leadership, taking initiative, career paths into various vocations, and what you students can do to prepare for Life After Lawrence NOW.
The particulars are quite remarkable:
Leadership in Life After Lawrence – Stansbury Theater 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. with the following distinguished alumni:
- ABC News “Nightline,” Co-Anchor, Terry Moran ‘82
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Division President, Joanne Bauer ’77
- Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Catherine Tatge ‘72
- Former U.S. Ambassador to India, David Mulford ‘59
- Business Executive, Author and Professor, Harry Jansen Kraemer ‘77
Lawrence Scholars Secrets to Success panel discussions in:
- Business…..10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Steitz Hall, Room 102
- International Careers…..10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Steitz Hall, Room 202
- Law…..1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Steitz Hall, Room 102
- Athletics…..1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Steitz Hall, Room 202
- Arts & Entertainment…..2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Steitz Hall, Room 102
- Medicine…..2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Steitz Hall, Room 202
You can also attend a Networking Lunch at Andrew Commons at 12:00 noon, giving you an opportunity to lunch with alumni.
Finally, there is the Japan’s Ministry of Education’s Japan English Teaching (J.E.T.) Info Session – Career Center 4:15 – 5:00 p.m., where Michael Van Krey ’94, Japanese teacher with Evanston Township High School and former JET teacher will discuss the application process as well as his experiences with the J.E.T. program. Michael will be joined by Joette Bump, President – JET Alumni Association, Wisconsin Subchapter.
Here is exciting news from the Career Center and the new Lawrence Scholars in Environmental Careers program — an inaugural summit! That’s this Saturday at the WCC.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Lunch @ Noon, (Parrish-Perille)
Program: 1-3 p.m.
Warch Campus Center-Kraemer Room
Betsy Benson ’69, President, Energy Associates
She specializes in electricity issues, principally those related to different generation sources. Her clients have included utilities, independent power producers, energy trade associations, and regulatory bodies throughout the United States and Canada. She also serves as an advisor to the US Government on international trade and trade treaty negotiations related to energy and environmental issues. Betsy will focus on the issues, opportunities, and challenges associated with energy and environmental careers today and in the future.
Bill Haas ’02, Director of Energy Programs for the Energy, Sustainability and Carbon Solutions National Practice at Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
He is responsible for the execution and management of energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability projects. Previously he served as Energy Division Representative for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and was a Policy Associate with the Environmental Law & Policy Center. Bill’s company is hiring – learn about exciting career opportunities!
Cathy Statz ’96, Education Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Local food and sustainability are old ideas with new energy. Society’s growing interest in agriculture and the environment has created opportunities to explore the economy, health, social justice and community development. Cathy’s Lawerence experience broadened her understanding of – and approach to – the challenges and initiatives of her work with a non-profit family farm advocacy organization.