Wildcat Career Week is Feb. 8 – 13!

We’ve been busy planning an exciting week of career exploration events, including panels, workshops and a reception, starting Feb. 8.  Get one or more of the below events on your calendar now!


Careers in Media, Film and Broadcasting

Friday, Feb. 8, 12:30 – 1:30 pm / Sprinkle Room / FREE PIZZA!


Jennifer McLogan, Correspondent, CBS2-Television News–the CBS Flagship Station in New York City

Dan Gurskis, Professor, Department of Film, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Writer and Producer in Film and Television (Jennifer McLogan and Dan Gurskis are parents of Elle Gurskis ’13.)

Elizabeth O’Connell, Executive Producer, Wireless and Radio NBC News

Join us for an informative presentation by these Davidson parents, who will offer their advice and wisdom to students interested in media, film and broadcasting careers. Bring your curiosity and any questions you have about what it takes to break into these fields!

Healthcare & Medicine Career Talk

Friday, Feb. 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm / Sprinkle Room


Dr. Steven Mirin, M.D.: Director of Healthcare Practice at Navigant Consulting & Faculty at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Margaret S. McKenna, M.D.: Harvard University Health Services & Faculty at Harvard Medical School

These Davidson parents will speak with students about entering into medical and healthcare careers in public health, healthcare administration, and other medical professions that require allied health degrees or M.D. degrees.

Women in Business Career Talk

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 pm / Alvarez Union Room 302


Elizabeth Hackenson, Senior Vice President of Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer of AES Corporation

Sharon Slade, Chief Marketing Officer at The Bleachers Corporation

Lisa Henderson, Founder and President at Your Content Crew

Three Davidson mothers—Elizabeth Hackenson, Senior Vice President of Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer of AES Corporation; Sharon Slade, Chief Marketing Officer at The Bleachers Corporation; and Lisa Henderson, Founder and President at Your Content Crew—will discuss their careers in business and offer advice on launching and building your own career.  Q & A will follow.  All female students interested in careers in business are encouraged to attend!  Sponsored by Parent Programs, the Office of Career Services and the Pre-Business Society.

Parent-Student Career Conversations Reception (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Friday, Feb. 8, 4:00-5:00 PM / 900 Room

Limited to the first 100 students registered.  Sign Up Here.

The Davidson Parents Council will be on campus on Feb. 8!  Attend a reception with over 70 parents who are eager to share information about their career paths and offer advice on jobs, internships and graduate school.  They will be organized based on their career fields for easy interaction.  Dress is business casual and food and drinks will be served.

A sample of organizations and industries that will be represented at the reception:

FINANCE & BANKING: BlackRock, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, RBC Capital Markets

MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE: Harvard University Health Services, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, Medical College of Virginia

NONPROFIT: The Pew Charitable Trusts, Families & Work Institute

LAW: Akin Gump, Bracewell and Giuliani , Pepper Hamilton LLP

MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING: Booz & Company, Navigant Consulting, Greenville Forward

EDUCATION: Henderson International School, SUNY New Paltz, The Webb School, Williams College

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: IBM Corporation, Caliper Life Sciences



Kaplan Free Practice Testing

Sunday, Feb. 10, Noon – Chambers Building

Free Kaplan Graduate School Practice Tests – GRE, LSAT, MCAT, & DAT – On Campus – Please PRE-REGISTER

This event is administered by Kaplan Test Prep and is open to anyone. All grade levels are encouraged to attend and participate.  Check in at the main lobby and or in your specific testing room (directions will be provided in Chambers).

Get a chance to see what is on the test and assess how you would do under testing conditions.  All for FREE with no one seeing your score except you, which you will receive back the day of the test.  A Kaplan teacher will be there to go over answers and strategies.

Check in for the DAT and GRE will begin at noon.  Check in for the LSAT will begin at 12:30 pm.  Check in for the MCAT will begin at 1:00 pm.

Please make sure to pre-register as seats fill up every year.  You can do so at the link below:

If you have any questions email antwon.mcdonald@kaplan.com.



Careers in Commercial Real Estate

Monday, Feb. 11, 4:30 – 5:30 PM / Chambers 1062


Henry Lomax ’78, Managing Director, CBRE (World’s Largest Commercial Real Estate Services Firm)

Commercial Real Estate is a popular industry for Davidson alumni though it is often not on the radar of current students. The industry offers professionals lucrative and exciting career options that use the same skill sets as professionals in banking and consulting. Mr. Lomax will be on campus to discuss his career path, talk about the main operations and services of a large commercial real estate firm, and provide advice on internship and entry-level hiring practices in the commercial real estate job market.

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Webinar

Monday, Feb. 11, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM / Online

Space is limited!  Reserve your Webinar seat here.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will highlight opportunities available to students of all academic levels and backgrounds. You will also get a chance to hear from one of our researchers in a NIAID lab. They will leave time for Q&A, so come ready with questions!

Careers in Art Museums and Galleries

Monday, Feb. 11, 7:30 pm / 313 Alvarez Union


Lia Newman, Curator/Director of Galleries, Davidson College

Courtney Melvin ’11, Education Associate at the McColl Center for Visual Art

The speakers will discuss their own careers, overview some job possibilities available in art museums and galleries, and provide advice to students interested in pursuing a career in this field.  There will be plenty of time for Q and A.


Know your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11:05 – 12:05 PM / 900 Room

Ann Todd ’93, Associate Director, Human Resources, Davidson College and Labor Attorney will share important information on the issues and challenges of dealing with sexual harassment.  Information on how to recognize and successfully deal with sexual harassment in the workplace will be presented.

Careers in Public Relations

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm / Alvarez 302

Speaker:  Winn Maddrey ’91, Senior Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard (Charlotte, NC)

Are you intrigued by the idea of a career in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, or crisis communications, but unsure of how to make it happen?  Attend this talk by Winn Maddrey ’91, who will discuss career options within the field of professional communications, both nonprofit and for-profit, and provide advice to Davidson students interested in pursuing them.  The one-hour session will include time for Q & A.

Diversity in the Workplace

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM / Multicultural House

Join Peter Varney ’96, legal counsel for Lowe’s and other professionals share their stories on important issues concerning equality in the workplace.  Learn about how to choose organizations that support diversity and your legal rights. Pizza provided.


 Careers in Sustainability

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 4:30 – 5:30 pm / Alvarez 313

Jeff Middlestat ’99, Director of Sustainability, Davidson College, will host a panel of professionals in a variety of organizational settings, discussing current career paths and opportunities in the field of sustainability.

Careers in Law

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 7:00 – 8:00 PM / Chambers 1062

They got in to law school, succeeded as law students and are now working as attorneys at Charlotte area law firms.  Attend the session for advice on how to succeed at each step.  Hear the stories of their experiences during and after Davidson that helped them get in to law school and feedback on what it is really like to study law and work as attorneys.  They will also share stories about the job market for lawyers and how they and their peers managed the process of finding law internships and full-time attorney positions.  Sponsored by the Office of Career Services


Meredith Taylor Chapman ’05, Associate, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC (J.D., The University of Texas School of Law ’09)

William Hummel ’06, Associate Attorney, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm (J.D. & M.A. in Latin American Studies (Joint Degree), University of Florida School of Law and College of Liberal Arts & Studies ’12)

Rob Wilson ’07, Attorney, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP (J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law ’10)

Matthew Cherep ’07, Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP (J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law ’11)

Careers in Brand Management

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 7:30 – 8:30 PM / Alvarez 313

Speaker:  Emily Hassell ’10, Verbal Branding Associate, Addison Whitney (Global Branding Firm in Charlotte, NC)

Join us for a talk by Emily Hassell ’10, who will share her personal career story, overview the field of brand management, and give advice regarding how to break into the industry. Q & A will follow the talk.  Come learn from a young alum about this exciting and creative area of marketing!

If you have questions about any of the events, stop by the Office of Career Services.


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