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Category: Career Services

Experiential Learning Funds Available – Apply Now

Are you thinking about summer plans and need funding for a project or internship? If so, we invite to apply now! Read on for details and apply online here.

  • Receive up to $5000 for unpaid (or low-paying) internships or self-designed projects to further your career exploration and career development. If you’re still looking, explore opportunities on Viking Connect, Handshake, or craft your own!
  • Complete an online application here (includes a project description, name of supervisor, intended learning goals, and budget).
  • Apply by April 8, 2022 (priority deadline) and after that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 6, 2022.

For questions about the application process, please email Michelle Buchinger, and if you have questions about projects or internships, or would like help with your application materials, make an appointment with an advisor on Handshake here.

Social & Environmental Justice Cohort – Applications Open for Summer 2022!

This celebrated program will return for its second year to provide Lawrentians with the opportunity to explore social and environmental justice impact careers, gain professional experience, and develop as leaders.  

Students will complete a full-time summer internship with an identified social and/or environmental justice impact organization in Milwaukee or Appleton, while participating in regular academic and career reflection with fellow students, Professor Jason Brozek, the Career Center, community leaders, and alumni. Students who apply and are accepted for positions with identified partner organizations will also receive a stipend of $5000 to support wages and housing. 

For additional information on the program and application process:

For assistance with your application materials, please make an appointment on Handshake (SEJ option), and for more information, email Mandy Netzel or Professor Brozek.  

Fall Term Backstage Pass

Join us off-campus on Friday, Oct. 8, 12:30 – 1:40 p.m. as leaders from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center talk about their roles in the arts, how they got there, and ever-evolving industry trends! For this Fall session, take a peek BEHIND the curtain and learn about stage production and managing the many aspects of performances with Gerald Henley, Director of Theatrical Production and his team. We will also be joined by alum Kristi Ross-Clausen ’85, member of the IATSE Theater Union, and all around theater guru.

Shuttles will be leave the Con Drop Off and go to the PAC at 12:30 p.m. and head back to Lawrence when the program finishes at 1:40 p.m. The formal program will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. If you are walking or providing your own transportation, please enter at the Valet Entrance and plan to arrive promptly at 12:40 p.m. A variety of sandwiches will be available for lunch. For details and to register, see Handshake.

Consulting Wednesdays – Fall Term

Get a sneak-peek into Gary Vaughn’s Inaugural Topics in Consulting Course (IE-295), and a broad look into the world of consulting by joining our Wednesday presentation series focused solely on consulting.  

All presentations will take place on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:40 a.m. in Briggs 223 or join via zoom. These sessions are open to all class years and majors.

  • September 15: McKinsey & Company 
  • September 22: Boston Consulting Group  
  • September 29: Deloitte 
  • October 6: PwC (Price, Waterhouse, Coopers)  
  • October 13: Deloitte (different alum!)
  • October 20: Optum
  • October 27: KPMG
  • November 3: EY Parthenon 
  • November 10: McKinsey & Company, Wrap-Up 
  • November 17: Lawrence University Career Center, Mapping Your Path to Consulting 

You can find each week’s zoom link on Handshake under events (search Consulting Wednesdays – Date/Speaker Name).

Secrets of Career Success Series

Join the Career Center, faculty, alumni, and guest speakers this Fall as we pull back the curtain of career success! The September 30th kick off event, from 5 – 7 p.m. CDT, in the Warch Campus Center will begin with a welcome address by President Laurie Carter and then feature Ted Fleming, renowned author of Develop and Head of Talent Development at CVS Health, and Dr. Greta Raaen Dzieciaszek ‘05, who will guide you through building a network for career success. All attendees of the kick off event will receive a complimentary copy of Develop and dinner! See details and register on Handshake here.

We will continue sharing secrets for career success on Fridays in October, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CDT. You choose how to attend the weekly workshops: In Person at the Parrish/Perille Rooms in Andrew Commons (WCC) or via Zoom on topics that include:

Oct. 1 – “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Strategies for Breaking Barriers in the Workplace as Women and People of Color” (Ted Fleming)

Oct. 8 – “Summer Research 101: Tips for Securing a Position” (Jacklyn Fischer – Career Center, and Profs. Deanna Donohoue & Andrew Knudsen)

Oct. 15 – “Grow your Network with LinkedIn” (Jill Manuel ’84, Director of Content for ABC 10)

Oct. 22 – “Your Guide to a High-Impact Summer: LU Experiential Learning Funding, Internships, and More” (Jacklyn Fischer & Mandy Netzel – Career Center Staff, and Assoc. Dean, Peter Blitstein)

Register for the October Events individually on Handshake here!

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!