Students interested in career guidance were offered an interactive workshop, a panel discussion, and a conversation over coffee during the week leading up to Homecoming 2023.
“The Advancement/Alumni Office, Student Development Office, and Sullivan Foundation teamed up to offer a variety of opportunities,” says Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations Paul Bell ’84.
Faculty Engagement Specialist Jody Holland of the Sullivan Foundation presented “Head, Heart, & Hustle: Finding Your Unique Career Style” in Lesesne Auditorium on Tuesday evening, Oct. 10. This practical, interactive workshop was designed to assist students in discerning a career path based on their individual gifts and experiences.
“What Can I Do with My Erskine Degree?” was the question addressed by seven gracious alumni in Memorial Hall on Thursday evening, Oct. 12 (pictured above). Topics included preparing for internships; preparing for medical school; alternative ways to become a teacher; career options for business, psychology, and counseling degrees; and how Erskine prepared a Christian Education major to be a career CEO of a major medical supply corporation. Members of the volunteer panel included Tripp Boykin ’92, Lee Day ’08, Mary Pratt Horne ’22, Sherry McAdams ’81, Michael Noble ’99, Walker Riley ’18, and Brian Smith ’89.
Closing out the Homecoming week career guidance opportunities on Friday, Oct. 13, Tripp Boykin ’92 and Alumni Development Officer Andy Anderson ’93 met with students over coffee at “The Grumpy Mule” from 9 a.m. to noon. Boykin talked with students about career path concerns, and Anderson presented ways to develop LinkedIn profiles to gain the attention of potential employers.