By Brittany Tillage
On October 19, William Peace University hosted the annual Career Connections night. Students had the opportunity to sit in on panels and connect with Alumni, ultimately learning what it takes to land their first job after graduation.
Later in the evening was a separate panel for students interested in Graduate School, and was geared towards guiding Peace students through the admissions process.
Kathleen Monroe, Associate Director of Career Services at WPU, attended and organized the event.
“Career Connections is a special event because students get to hear about the career stories of alumni who were in their shoes not too long ago,” says Monroe, “our alumni have unique career journeys and have a sense of accomplishment when providing their perspective to current students.”
William Peace University’s new president, Dr. Brian C. Ralph, was also there to support and cheer on students, and connect with the returning alumni.
Mrs. Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services at WPU, was also present at Career Connections and feels it is a great event because, as she says, “It helps [students] see that there are many things you can do within a particular major.”
“It’s different from a job fair, we call it explore and connect, explore what you like to do, know what you that there is just more than one avenue for you, and connect with people because they have connections,” says Efird.