Spring 2013| Posse Miami Quarterly

  

Career Partners Mentor, Inspire Miami Scholars

Vanderbilt Posse alumna Ethel Jones addresses Scholars.

Posse Miami hosted three winter Career Program events to accommodate its growing number of Scholars and the diversity of their interests. From panel discussions to mentoring to industry-specific advice, Scholars soaked up information to inform all aspects of their professional development.

Kicking off the programming series in December was a career panel and discussion session about leveraging skills and passions to establish successful careers. With a team of successful professionals—Antonio Shelton, a broadcast engineer for advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky; Byron Anderson (UW-Madison Posse alumnus, Los Angeles), a recruitment manager for City Year Miami; Ethel Jones (Vanderbilt Posse alumna, New York), the South Florida program manager for Kaplan; and Ramon Castillo (DePauw Posse alumnus, New York), an entrepreneur—Scholars delved into conversations about graduate school, civic engagement and careers in advertising and music production.

Posse Miami welcomed more Scholars to the office later in the month to discuss any and all things career with the Miami staff and a few special visitors. Brian Brackeen, co-founder of technology start-up Kairos, spoke to Scholars about careers in STEM, what it takes to found your own start-up and the future of augmented reality.  Andres Garro, a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, discussed his transition from engineering to business management consulting, graduate school opportunities in both fields and strategies for building a strong resume.

Finally, in January, before Scholars returned to their college campuses for the spring semester, Posse Miami hosted the Civic Engagement Open House. Representatives from our Civic Engagement Career Program partners met with Civic Engagement Posse Scholars who attend Mount Holyoke College to discuss internship opportunities for the upcoming summer and the important roles that Posse Miami Scholars have filled in the past. Posse Miami is grateful to Catalyst Miami, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy, Strong Women Strong Girls, and WeCount! for their continued support and encouragement of Posse Scholars through the Career Program.

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