Career Center Hosts Second Annual Connect@WES

On April 10, the Career Center hosted its second annual Connect@WES: Creating Connections, an on-campus event bringing together alumni, parents and recruiters as expert advisors for brief one-on-one networking sessions with students. More than 100 students and 32 advisors—including 25 Wesleyan alumni and parents—attended the event in Beckham Hall. Speakers at the event included Ed Heffernan ’84, president and CEO of Alliance Data, who spoke to students about big data and the usefulness of a liberal arts education in business; Evan Shapiro P’17, executive vice president of digital enterprises at NBCUniversal, who held two breakout sessions for students interested in careers in digital media and the business side of the entertainment industry; and Zack Potter-Vose ’06, academic dean of Achievement First in Hartford, who held a session for students interested in careers in education. (Photos by Dat Vu.)

Connect@Wes Samara

Samara Prywes ’17 (right) receives advice from Kiley Robbins ’14 of Epsilon.

Connect@Wes Donaghue

Twenty-five Wesleyan alumni and parents, including Matthew Donahue ’14 of Kantar Retail, were among the 32 advisors who attended the event in Beckham Hall.

Connect@Wesstudent

Glen Cantave ’16 was one of approximately 100 students who participated in this year’s Connect@WES event.

The Career Center’s second annual Connect@WES event brought together alumni, parents and recruiters as expert advisors for brief one-on-one networking sessions with students.

 

Connect@Wes Achia

Achiaa Prempeh ’15 receives career advice from one of the Connect@WES expert advisors.

 

 

Evan Shapiro P'17

Evan Shapiro P’17, executive vice president of digital enterprises at NBCUniversal, held two breakout sessions for students interested in careers in digital media and the business side of the entertainment industry.