Author: Lori Fares

Watson Fellowship Info Session

Are you interested in learning about one of the coolest fellowships ever offered? That would be the Watson Fellowship. Join Brian Pertl, Dean of the Conservatory of Music, on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 1pm CDT and hear how a winner receives $36,000 to carry out a one-year independent study of their own design outside the United States. See Handshake for more details and connect on Zoom with passcode: 430633.

Congratulations from the Career Center!

Congratulations, Lawrentians! You made it through a truly unprecedented year and we’re proud of you! For all of you returning in the fall, the summer is the perfect time to do some career reflection, reach out to alumni on Viking Connect, update your resume/cover letter materials, prepare for graduate school applications, work on job applications, etc. We encourage you to make an appointment directly through Handshake with an advisor in the Career Center – we’re open all summer! For all of you graduating seniors, our office continues to support you this summer and beyond in your life after Lawrence!

We wish you all a wonderful summer and hope to connect with you soon!

Fulbright Group Presentation Session

Are you interested in a fully-funded opportunity to conduct research or teach abroad after graduation? Attend this general session with Fulbright staff members and Lawrence’s Claire Kervin, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Fellowships Advising, on Tuesday, June 15 at 1pm CDT to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the application process. Register here to receive the zoom link!

Graduation Survey for Seniors!

Seniors, in an effort to improve our support of your search for the next opportunity after commencement, please take a few minutes to fill out this short graduation survey with your current plans as you best know them. As a thank you, students who complete this survey by June 25th will be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Take the Graduation Survey here!

As alumni, the Career Center will continue to support you with your short and long-term career goals. We look forward to connecting as needed through your next steps. Congratulations on your upcoming commencement!

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – LU is hiring a Conservatory Admissions Fellow

Are you a graduating senior who is passionate about the conservatory and interested in spending 11 months as an ambassador for Lawrence? If so, the Admissions Office is hiring a Conservatory Admissions Fellow to meet with prospective conservatory students, families and high schools. You would be contributing to the university goal of increasing applications for admission and continually recruiting and selecting students for admission to the conservatory of music who are most likely to thrive and succeed at Lawrence. See Handshake for details here and apply before the July 2nd deadline.

If you would like help with your application materials, we encourage you to make an appointment on Handshake with Teri Mueller, Advisor to the #VPA career community today!

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – Student Diversity in Conservation Internship

Lawrence is pleased to announce our first Student Diversity in Conservation Internship cohort for Summer 2021. This internship program has been designed to expose historically underrepresented students in the field of conservation to career opportunities and pathways in this area. Participants will have an opportunity to intern with a conservation organization and explore careers in natural resource conservation based on their unique interests. Students from historically underrepresented groups in the field of conservation are encouraged to apply.

Three students who are accepted into the cohort will receive a stipend of $5,000 each to complete a Summer 2021 internship at one of the host organizations (Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, Pheasants Forever, Wisconsin Wetlands Association).

For program details and to apply, see Handshake (application deadline is May 31).   If you have questions or would like help with your application materials, please make an appointment here with Jacklyn Fischer, advisor to the HMP and PHN Career Communities.

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – LU is hiring a Web Communications Fellow!

Lawrence University’s Office of Communications seeks a creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented individual to serve in the newly created Web Communications Fellow position. Working with members of the Communications and Web Development teams, as well as university-wide web stakeholders, this one-year position, which could be a great fit for a graduating senior, will be integral to the successful launch of the redesigned Lawrence University website. For details and to apply by the May 21st deadline, click here. If you would like help with your application materials, we encourage you to make an appointment on Handshake with Ty Collins, Advisor to the #CJW career community today!

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – Internships at Pillars

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life as they seek a path forward from homelessness? Pillars in Appleton provides shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community and has two internships available this summer: Shelter Case Mgr. Intern and Housing Navigator Case Mgr. Intern. For details on these positions, see Handshake, and apply before the May 16th deadline. These unpaid positions would qualify for the Social & Environmental Justice Internship Fund, apply here today!

If you would like help with your application materials, please make an appointment on Handshake with Teri Mueller, advisor to the Education & Community Engagement (#ECE) career community.

Info Session: Funded Opportunities Abroad

Are you interested in learning, working, or researching outside the U.S., either as an undergraduate or after graduation? Join us on Tuesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. CDT to hear about several different opportunities, including the Gilman, Watson, and Fulbright Fellowships. Brian Pertl (Conservatory), Lezlie Weber (Study Abroad), and Claire Kervin (Fellowships Advising) will introduce several options, and LU students and alums will share their experiences and answer questions (Stephany Pichola ’21, Milou de Meij ’19, Koby Brown ’18, and Emilio Salvia ’17). Sign up on Handshake and connect via Zoom here (passcode: 307424).

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – JPMorgan Chase

Looking for a summer internship in finance? There’s still time to apply to the Emerging Talent Program as the Community Reinvestment Strategy Summer Intern! As an intern with Community Reinvestment and Community Partnerships (CRCP), a business unit within JPMorgan Chase, you will have opportunities to partner with the broader CRCP Team and work on areas of lending, investments, and/or services in the firm’s footprint. This is a paid position for nine weeks, between early June and early August. Apply by May 9th! For details on this position and many more coming up for Summer 2022, see Handshake here.

If you would like help with your application materials, please make an appointment on Handshake with Grace Kutney, advisor to the Business & Entrepreneurship (#BE) career community.