Author: Ty Collins

Life Design with Mike O’Connor

Are you the best version of you?  

Let us help you with the answer! Join Mike O’Connor, Riaz Waraich Dean of the Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement to learn how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do for a living, or how young or old we are. Design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy!  

This is an exclusive early look at the new fall class UNIC 153: “Designing Your Life After Lawrence”  

Join us on Instagram Live! – @lawrenceuni_clc  

Thursday, May 21st at 4:30p.m. (CDT)

Living and Working in D.C.

Do you want to make a difference in the world today? Are you interested in working in government or for an NGO? You may have to move to Washington D.C.!

Join LU Alumni, Dalia Khattab ’18 and Nick Ashley ’18, on Wednesday, May 13th at 4:30pm (CDT) as they share their experiences in moving to DC, finding housing and jobs, making connections, and fun tips about living in the nation’s capital.

Dalia, a Government and Biology Major, just earned her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the George Washington University and works for the Pan American Health Organization. Nick, an Economics and Russian Studies Major, currently works for the government contracting firm, Grant Thornton, supporting Homeland Security efforts. He previously served as a legislative intern with the U.S. House of Representatives.

Register in Handshake and join us at lawrence.zoom.us/j/2898517157 to hear how they got to D.C. and found jobs, what it is like living and working there, and for Q & A! Also, hear from your Government, Law and International Affairs Career Community Advisor, Ty Collins, as he discusses ways to continue your career exploration during Lawrence’s remote Spring Term.

Seniors-Only Series – Insurance Insanity

Join Athletics Director Christyn Abaray, for an important discussion about the various types of insurance you’ll need to understand after you graduate from Lawrence. She’ll discuss health, life, auto and renters insurance. Get answers to questions like What is a premium? What is a deductible? What is a co-pay?

Tuesday, April 28th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
lawrence.zoom.us/j/2898517157
Register at lawrence.joinhandshake.com/events/463450




Lawrence University launches 8 new Career Communities

One of the benefits of a liberal arts education is that graduates from any major go on to pursue a wide variety of interests in their careers. An art history major may go on to be a lawyer. An anthropology major may pursue a career in education. A trombone major may decide to pursue a career in business. The Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement (CLC) is excited to announce the launch of eight new Career Communities that help students explore career industry areas, regardless of their major:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Communication, Journalism, & Written Arts
  • Education & Community Engagement
  • Government, Law, & International Affairs
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Physical & Natural Sciences
  • Technology & Data Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts

The Career Community initiative was a recommendation from the Life after Lawrence Final Report. Staff in the CLC worked together with faculty to develop the eight Career Communities based on job and industry trends and student interest. Student feedback during the testing phase supported the idea behind Career Communities, I think it (career communities) will help students explore different options associated with their interests. I also like how the individual pages are set up… the pages are easy to navigate and information is easy to find.” In addition to being a resource for students, the CLC hopes the new Career Community web pages will support faculty, coaches and other staff in their career discussions with students. 

The Career Communities, located on the CLC webpage, offer unique content such as related job functions, internships, alumni contacts, experiential learning opportunities such as research and volunteer experiences, student organizations, funding opportunities and upcoming events. The Career Communities also link to relevant Lawrence academic pages to help students explore courses related to a career area. When students set up their Lawrence Link (Handshake) profile and indicate their Career Interests, these interests will be aligned with one or more of the eight Career Communities. CLC staff will then be able to use that information to send targeted emails to those students with relevant information on job postings, internships and events. Over time, the CLC plans to add a student interest group component, information on graduate school programs, and additional career advisors to support the Career Communities. 

“The Career Communities are an important step in becoming a more student-centered   organization and in supporting all students to achieve their Life after Lawrence goals,” says Anne Jones, Interim Dean for the CLC. “We hope students will explore multiple communities that align with their interests, goals and post-graduation plans.”

Lawrence University launches 8 new Career Communities

One of the benefits of a liberal arts education is that graduates from any major go on to pursue a wide variety of interests in their careers. An art history major may go on to be a lawyer. An anthropology major may pursue a career in education. A trombone major may decide to pursue a career in business. The Center for Career, Life, and Community Engagement (CLC) is excited to announce the launch of eight new Career Communities that help students explore career industry areas, regardless of their major:

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Communication, Journalism, & Written Arts
  • Education & Community Engagement
  • Government, Law, & International Affairs
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Physical & Natural Sciences
  • Technology & Data Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts

The Career Community initiative was a recommendation from the Life after Lawrence Final Report. Staff in the CLC worked together with faculty to develop the eight Career Communities based on job and industry trends and student interest. Student feedback during the testing phase supported the idea behind Career Communities, I think it (career communities) will help students explore different options associated with their interests. I also like how the individual pages are set up… the pages are easy to navigate and information is easy to find.” In addition to being a resource for students, the CLC hopes the new Career Community web pages will support faculty, coaches and other staff in their career discussions with students. 

The Career Communities, located on the CLC webpage, offer unique content such as related job functions, internships, alumni contacts, experiential learning opportunities such as research and volunteer experiences, student organizations, funding opportunities and upcoming events. The Career Communities also link to relevant Lawrence academic pages to help students explore courses related to a career area. When students set up their Lawrence Link (Handshake) profile and indicate their Career Interests, these interests will be aligned with one or more of the eight Career Communities. CLC staff will then be able to use that information to send targeted emails to those students with relevant information on job postings, internships and events. Over time, the CLC plans to add a student interest group component, information on graduate school programs, and additional career advisors to support the Career Communities. 

“The Career Communities are an important step in becoming a more student-centered   organization and in supporting all students to achieve their Life after Lawrence goals,” says Anne Jones, Interim Dean for the CLC. “We hope students will explore multiple communities that align with their interests, goals and post-graduation plans.” Any alumni that are interested in being listed in a career community as an alumni contact are asked to please email Amanda Netzel at amanda.g.netzel@lawrence.edu.

Work / Life Integration, Be Passionate! – Cabinet Answers Your SOS (Seniors Only Series)!

Join Brian Pertl, Dean of the Conservatory of Music, for an inspiring discussion about finding the right balance between your personal and professional lives after you leave Lawrence.  Also learn how to stay passionate about your new career!  Refreshments provided!

Thursday April 26th, from 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center Esch Hurvis Room.  Registration on LUworks appreciated.

New Employment Opportunities with Alumni!

Career Services congratulates and sends our best wishes to all graduating seniors!   If you are still searching for opportunities, please come visit our office. Our services extend into the summer and to alumni as well.

Lawrence alumni have recently made some new opportunities available!

WLUK-TV Green Bay is hiring a weekend Assignment Editor.  Job ID: 28361John Doran ’14 is currently a reporter with the station.

Alex Stickle ’15 is looking for a highly organized, accurate Lawrentian with excellent writing and editing skills to fill an Administrative Assistant/Client Services role with NewArc Investments in their Finance Office in Naperville, IL. Job ID: 28343

Other recently posted jobs:

Sentry, Direct Sales Representative, Job ID: 28342
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC), Group Sales Assistant, Job ID: 28339
MIDSCI Lab
, Sales Representative, Job ID: 28354