Video by Joe O'Neill
Alumni, faculty, parents, students and staff gathered on campus this weekend for the Career Conference & Volunteer Leadership Summit. The two-day event combined the college's Career Conference and Volunteer Leadership Summit for the first time, offering Dickinsonians a weekend of professional development, networking and learning.
"I love coming back to events like these volunteer weekends and career weekends to be with alumni from different generations and see what Dickinson meant to them," said Danielle Weisbrot '06.
Alumni entrepreneurs discussed how they developed their businesses during the "Embarking as Entrepreneurs" panel discussion. Photo by Carl Socolow '77.
In addition to training sessions aimed at helping volunteers learn more about supporting the college, the weekend featured panel discussions, mock interviews and networking events to help students and alumni sharpen their career-building skills.
"I think it was really helpful," said Jiyeong "Faith" Park '16. "It was really nice to get a practice interview, since I'll be doing a lot of interviews over the next few months."
Students and alumni take part in mock interviews during the Career Conference & Volunteer Leadership Summit. Photo by Carl Socolow '77.
There also was plenty to celebrate during Saturday evening's L.A. Posse reception and volunteer awards reception. The Posse reception gathered past and current Posse members to toast a successful decade of the program, which provides scholarships and mentorship opportunities to public-high-school students from the Los Angeles region.
Posse alumni discuss their experiences in the scholarship and mentorship program during the L.A. Posse reception, "Celebrating 10 Years at Dickinson." Photo by Carl Socolow '77.
The Celebration Dinner & Volunteer Awards Recognition reception honored the college's top alumni and parent volunteers. During the event, the following awards were presented to these Dickinsonians for their service to the college:
Published October 12, 2015