Spring 2016| Posse Boston Quarterly

  

Scholars, Career Program Partners Connect at Annual Event

Posse Boston’s Career Day, hosted by State Street, introduced 95 Scholars to professionals from 38 Career Program partners during a series of workshops and panels. This annual event, an integral part of the Career Program, offers professional development and important networking opportunities for Scholars.

“If the passion and enthusiasm shown by the talented Posse students at the event is any measurement of our future workforce, we will be in good hands,” said Richard Curtis, the vice president of workforce development and talent acquisition at State Street.

The day’s first panel, “How to get Hired,” featured Richard , Shawna Ferguson, the managing director of global diversity and inclusion at Wellington Management Company, and Emily Harris, a recruiter at BPE/Boston Teacher Residency.

“I left the day truly knowing I had spent it with tomorrow’s leaders in the workforce,” said Emily.

Other sessions presented graduate school possibilities for Scholars to consider, information about personal branding, and a panel about exploring new careers. The event closed with an open networking reception, where Scholars had the opportunity to connect with Career Program partners about future summer and full-time opportunities.

“Career Day was very informative, especially when we discussed the criteria employers look for in prospective employees and the guidelines for determining when graduate school was appropriate for our long-term goals,” said Scholar Katya Perez, Union College ’18.

“I’m glad I went because after the event, employers started emailing me asking if I had time to talk to them about summer opportunities,” said Scholar Valentine Banor, Centre College ’17. 

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