October 22, 2015
Communications and Marketing
This fall, the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and the Office of Career Services is hosting a variety of events, including networking, mock interviews, and question and answer sessions, to help students prepare for life after graduation.
Most recently, several Saint Anselm alumni returned to campus to meet with students. Scott O'Donnell ‘96 from the FBI, Natalie Jutras '00 representing the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, and Tim DiNicola '99 from EMD Millipore all visited the Hilltop for the October 15 resume reviewing event, Resumania.
Senior Daniel Peltier, a criminal justice and Spanish major, met with O'Donnell.
"It really helped me get the feedback I needed from the FBI on my resume," said Peltier. "The agent was extremely helpful and gave me great advice on how to further my chances on acquiring a federal internship and possibly one day, a career."
Upcoming CEL events, including the Internship Fair on Oct. 28 and mock interviews on Nov. 18, will also include alumni participation.
"Anselmians are dedicated and want to give back; they are enthusiastic and it is contagious with students," said Sam Allen, director of Career Services.
CEL continues to seek new ways to offer students greater access to their services and office. They're hoping two new programs in particular will offer a more casual approach for students to ask questions about their futures: Career Express and Career Coach.
Career Express gives students the opportunity to chat with Career Services around campus. The Career Express cart will travel to the Multicultural Center, the Meelia Center for Community Engagement, and maybe an apartment or two, where its presence may jumpstart informal conversations about students' post-graduation plans.
The second program, Career Coach, is geared toward student-athletes. Twice a month, Allen meets with varsity athletes in the Carr Center. Two current student-athletes, Tyler Lindsay '16, and Kelsey Fair '16, assist with this program, acting as liasons between Career Services and the college's Athletic Advisory Committee.
Career Services also helps students find and contact companies for internship positions. Students can access the college's database, ACES: Anselmian Career and Employer System, where new internships are posted daily.
Career Cafe, October 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Cushing Center, top floor
Internship Fair, October 28, 1 - 4 p.m.
Richard Malaby '08, B&C Glass
Natalie Jutras '00, Boys and Girls Club of Manchester
Dan Puopolo '98, Navigate Fund Solutions
Dave Consiglio '07, TEKsystems
Michelle LaCombe '12, TEKsystems
Katherine Amato '14, Manchester Monarchs
Jon Wells '15, Seaboard International Forest Products
Mock Interviews, November 18, 2 - 4 p.m.
Beth Coyne, The Bowdoin Group
Jean Irvine, RiverStone Resources
Chris LeGrand, Maia Strategy Group
Michelle LaCombe '12 and Dave Consiglio '07, TEKSystems
Tim DiNicola '99, EMD Millipore
Ashley Hopkins '11, Genuine Interactive
Story by Jamie Dulac '17