Return To U.Va. To Offer Students Insights
Into Workplace Issues, Job-Search Process
24 , 1999 -- University
of Virginia students will gain leads on jobs and tips on job searches
during the 12th Annual Arts and Sciences Alumni Career Forum on
Saturday, Feb. 27. Titled "Get Connected: This is the Way the World
Works," the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in several
buildings on the U.Va. Grounds.
Julie Lynn, vice president of production at the Fresh Produce Film
Company, will speak at 9:30 a.m. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Lynn,
who earned both a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs and drama
and a law degree from U.Va., will stress to the graduating students
the importance of getting to know themselves before attempting to
make connections in the business world.
her talk, the forum will offer panel discussions on careers and
workplace issues. Among the topics participants can choose are "Life
Around the Watercooler: Dealing with Office Politics," "Careers
for Idealists" and "What I Look for in a New Hire."
are good sources of information on jobs and search strategies, according
to Emily Bardeen, an assistant director in U.Va.'s Office of Career
Planning and Placement (OCPP). "The Arts and Sciences Alumni Career
Forum gives students the opportunity to obtain quality information
and advice by attending panels of interest and asking questions
that will aid them in their future endeavors," Bardeen said.
last session in the event will be a Networking Coffee, bringing
together students, alumni, administrators and faculty. The coffee
will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
400 students and nearly 100 alumni are expected at the event, sponsored
by OCPP, the College of Arts and Sciences and MasterCard.
more information, contact Emily Bardeen at (804) 924-8907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857.