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Winter Break Career Pathways Program Gears Students up for the Future

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New three-week career-immersion experience brings students to the cutting edge

Always looking to prepare students for the future, Dickinson's Advising, Internships & Career Center is launching a new career-exploration program: Winter Break Career Pathways.

While the full program will offer an array of industries for students to explore—such as finance, communications and consulting—the January 2023 pilot session will focus on data and tech, including a site visit to Google’s New York City office.

Each pathway will occur over winter break as a three-week, non-curricular career-development program that combines online programming with in-person opportunities. And each will offer Dickinson students a chance to engage in career exploration, gain employment skills, conduct corporate simulation projects and take part in a site visit with Dickinson alums.

Once students are accepted to the program, they build their own pathways through a personalized menu of options. This year’s data and tech pilot program features the following:


Dickinson + Google Career Program: Thursday, Jan. 19. Google, Pier 57, NYC


Building a Career in Data Analytics
Presented by Kurt Kendall P'25, chief analytics officer at Publishers Clearing House
Students will find details about working in the data sector, including the types of roles, technologies and skills they’ll need to get started.

Building a Career in Technology
Presented by TBD
Students will learn about the various roles and specialties and walk away with a greater understanding of the tech landscape.


The pilot session will also feature employer recruiting sessions with Vanguard, Protiviti, Amazon Web Services and Alpha Omega Integration; one-on-one informational sessions with alums in the data or tech industry; and virtual corporate work experiences.

Students will be given full access to upskilling tutorials on LinkedIn Learning to explore basic tutorials (3-5 hours each) on an array of topics based on their career goals. 

To apply to be a part of the January 2023 pilot session, students should apply via Handshake by Dec. 12.



Published November 30, 2022