Josh’s Experience with the Alumni Career Corps

One of the best parts about working at 3CE (as if I could narrow it down to one) is knowing about all of the great and useful events and opportunities that the office hosts. For example, I participated in Alumni Career Corps this week, and it was great! For those of you who don’t know, Alumni Career Corps is an initiative to bring LC alums to campus to help students start thinking about life after college. These alums can go over resumes, give information, or even do mock job interviews.I met with Jessica Stern who graduated LC with a degree in French and Music. She now works at Business for Culture and the Arts. I was really excited to meet with her because I recently started seriously considering Arts Administration as a career path for me after college. I still don’t know too much about the field, so it was really great to talk with someone who is a big mover and shaker in that field right now.

She was so helpful, too. She had really great answers to all of my questions, and even got me thinking about possible paths within arts administration that I hadn’t even known existed or considered. The meetings are normally thirty minutes, but I got there early and the appointment before me was a no show, so I got to meet with her for an hour. I think we probably could have talked for even longer than that.

And now, I not only know a lot more about the field that I’m interested in, but I have a contact and a starting point for breaking into that field. I think this experience was invaluable, and I wouldn’t have been able to do it had I not known about Alumni Career Corps. You should check it out!

http://college.lclark.edu/offices/alumni/corps/

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Josh Francis is a senior English and Hispanic Studies major and a Community Engagement Coordinator here in 3CE.

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