Professional networking -- in your city, from your desk
Seven Cities, One Night (Oct. 17)
The local alumni event-turned-tradition, "Seven Cities, One Night" returns in October. Join fellow Bearcats at any of the following cities for a casual evening of making connections and reminiscing:
- San Francisco
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
Check the event webpage for specific times/locations and to RSVP. The event is FREE to alumni, and we'll pay for heavy appetizers and the first drink. Guests are absolutely invited (though they need to bring $10 cash).
Fall webinars (Sept. 12 - Oct. 3)
Once again, Director of the Alumni Career Network Stacey Lane will take us through the ins and outs of today's job search in informative -- and free -- webinars.
Need help with your college-to-career transition? Is your job search stuck? Join us and find some solutions. We'll focus on a new topic each week, geared to recent graduates — but all alumni are welcome to participate.
Selling Your Liberal Arts Degree – Monday, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m. PST
You can do anything with your liberal arts degree, right? But where do you start and what are the career realities that you need to be aware of in order to position yourself with a potential employer? With critical input from HR professionals and recruiters, we’ll discuss best practices for determining your transferable skills and finding the right career opportunities.
Guerilla Job Search – Monday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m. PST
LinkedIn, Facebook, Craigslist or job boards? How can you find the right jobs for your experience and interests? It’s estimated that between 80 and 90 percent of open positions are never advertised. This is especially true during a tight job market. Learn how other recent grads have navigated the job search process, even with limited work experience.
Do I Really Have to Network? – Monday, Sept. 26, 6-7 p.m. PST
Willamette alumni will share their best networking strategies, including some advice on how to master the “informational interview” and leverage the Bearcat network (aka the Willamette Alumni Career Network) to help you get your foot in the door. We’ll cover best practices so you’re confident networking virtually as well as in-person.
Resumes, Cover Letters and Applications – Monday, Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m. PST
Are your resume and cover letter presenting you in the best light? Do they highlight what’s unique and most marketable about you? What should you include and what should you omit? Come learn what a job application is really for and how to make sure that you’re not excluding yourself from the candidate pool.