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Wheaton College Scholar Emmanuel Leal

Scholars Hone Professional Skills at Career Day

Spring 2023 | New York

In January, Posse New York held its Winter Career Day event, which welcomed nearly 50 current Posse Scholars and recent alumni. The event was held at Posse New York’s office in downtown Manhattan and brought together representatives, including a few alum, from 12 Career Program partner organizations.

The annual Winter Career Day allows Scholars and alumni to expand their professional skills while learning more about the opportunities provided by Career partners in attendance. This year’s event featured a diverse set of organizations representing a widet range of fields, including education andnon-profit, finance and business, law andgovernment and STEM.

“There is a feeling of comfort and familiarity that comes with being at the Posse office and having Posse alumni among the representatives. It allowed me to get the confidence needed to network with everyone," said Wheaton College Scholar Emmanuel Leal.

In addition to an opening networking session, the event also included four different professional development workshops. Scholars and alum interested in general networking topics could attend “The Ins and Outs of Networking” hosted by Deloitte or “Financial Literacy 101” hosted by Citi. Those wanting a more hands-on approach to job opportunities could attend “Resume and Cover Letter Writing” hosted by Lippincott or “Acing the In-Person Interview: Interactive Interview Prep” hosted by Via Transportation.

Over the course of their college career, Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in numerous career workshops aimed at building their professional skills. Scholars also have access to writing coaches and career coaches to guide them as they graduate and move into the workforce.

Posse New York thanks all the Career partner volunteers who made this year’s event a success: Deloitte, Double H Ranch, Citi, the NYC Economic Development Corporation, AllianceBernstein, Princeton-Blairstown Center, Via Transportation, Fiver Children’s Foundation, S&P Global, Deutsche Bank, Lippincott and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.