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Philadelphia Alumni, Students Connect at Career Conversations Event

Philadelphia-area alumni and students connected during a recent Career Conversations event.

Philadelphia-area alumni and students connected during a recent Career Conversations event. Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

Regional events held across nation, throughout the year

by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson

For Dickinsonians the world over, the learning doesn’t end on graduation day—and neither do the chances to connect. Recently, more than 50 Dickinson alumni, parents and students gathered in Philadelphia for a Career Conversations event that offered a chance to learn more about Dickinson's lifelong career programs, network with fellow Dickinsonians in their own region and share career advice.

The get-together was hosted by Jim Paterno '85 and John Paz ’78. After Paterno welcomed the guests and Paz spoke briefly about the power of networking, Dickinson President Margee Ensign delivered brief remarks, illuminating ways that alumni may connect professionally with each other throughout their lives as well as how they can connect with students interested in pursuing similar careers. The gathering was just one of the many Dickinson regional events across the nation throughout the year.

“It’s been great seeing new and returning faces each year, and I like the fact that this event is simply about promoting our shared connection and experience and encouraging camaraderie,” said Paterno, who’s co-hosted the event with Paz during the past four years. “Our hope is that this event strengthens every attendee’s tie to the college and provides a relaxed, low-key way in which to celebrate the lasting friendships created at Dickinson.”

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Published June 27, 2019