It’s never too early to think about what you are going to do after you leave Lawrence. In fact, thinking about what you might do after graduation could well open up some exciting opportunities whilst you are still here in the friendly confines of Appleton.

A week from Sunday, February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, and the last day of the reading period, 25 alumni will be on campus for the Shine Light, More Light on Your Future conference. I strongly recommend that you seize the opportunity to meet our alumni and discuss their career paths and experiences. They are here because they love Lawrence and want to help folks just like you.

Looks like a really solid lineup, including my mentor, Alan Parks! And, there’s probably free food, too.

Shine Light, More Light! On Your Future

Life after LU Conference

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Warch Campus Center

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Opening Session – Hurvis Room (2nd floor)

Welcome: Cal Husmann, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Opening Panel Discussion – “I have skills?”

Dean Brian Pertl ’86 facilitates a panel of alumni on how to recognize and discuss the tremendous skills you’ve gained at Lawrence, and their value outside the Lawrence bubble.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Alumni panels on career paths Creative and Performing Arts Pam Callahan ’88, David Guzik ’76, Joanna Messer C’01, Professors Julie Lindemann and John Shimon

Arts Administration, Management, and Non-Performing Careers Duffie Adelson C’73, Susan Loris ’91, Joy Manweiler ’08, Brian Pertl ’86

Healthcare, Psychology, and Social Work

Scott Bohon ’78, Bobbi Guenthner McGivern ’98, Professor Nick Maravolo

Scientific and Research

Amy Briggs ’04, Professor Beth DeStasio ’83, Sarah Merz Drayna ’97

Law and Government

Susan Crawford ’87, Josh Dukelow ’02, Linda Laarman ’73, Lisa Beth Chessin Lentini ’97, Ashlee Moore ’09

Education and Educational administration Eric Benedict ’99, Christine Jones Benedict ’99, Susan Long Hall ’76, Jennifer Kosloski Plamann ’95, Professor Stewart Purkey

Non-profit and Philanthropic

Sue Abitz ’86, Jennifer Dieter ’03, Jessica Patenaude ’05, Scott Schanhofer ’88, Professor Alan Parks

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Networking Opportunity – Pusey Room (3rd floor, main level)