From the Director
The end of the Spring 2013 semester is quickly approaching – and we would like to take this moment to thank the employers and alumni who participated in our events and made the exciting opportunities possible for our students!
During winter break, 26 students visited employers in New York City on the Spiders in Marketing and Communications Road Trip. On this trip, students explored opportunities in advertising, marketing, media and public relations and learned about career paths from professionals in the field, many of who are UR alumni. The students visited J. Walter Thompson, Hall & Partners, Ruder Finn, NBC Studios, LeadDog Marketing, McGarryBowen, Chanel, and Ogilvy.
Another opportunity for our students to explore these industries was the Marketing and Communications Expo, which brought to campus 21 employers who connected with 107 students. In addition, 36 students traveled to Washington DC to attend the Georgetown University Government and Non-Profit Expo.
This semester 600 students participated in over 30 career-related programs and events. This included the Deconstructing Wall Street: Career Opportunities in Finance program that allowed 18 UR alumni to visit campus and share their knowledge and guidance on the various aspects of the finance industry.
In addition, more than 40 employers participated in the Spider on campus recruiting program to date. If you or your organization are interested in Hiring Spiders, visit our website or phone (804) 289-8547.
Thank you for continuing to partner with the Office of Alumni and Career Services and for Hiring Spiders!
Director, Business Development
Office of Alumni and Career Services
University of Richmond
In January 2013, the Office of Alumni and Career Services named seven people to serve new terms on its Career Services Advisory Council. Six additional members are returning. The council advises the university on the design and implementation of best practices and ethical guidelines for campus recruiting, as well as market and employment trends. Adrienne Alberts from the American Red Cross is the current chair of the Council.
This year, the council will address the following topics:
- Program planning/student preparation for 2013-2014 academic year
- Spider Road Trips format
- The future of on-campus interviewing
- Effective use of Career Services online resources
- Onboarding process for interns and new hires
- Converting interns to full time employees
SAVE THE DATE: SPIDER INTERN RECEPTIONS
Connect with students interning in your city this summer! Look for your invitation to one of this summer’s receptions taking place in Philadelphia (July 10), New York (July 11) and Washington, DC (July 18). Attend and share your career experience and industry insight with current students. In addition, career advisors from the Office of Alumni and Career Services will be available during the day for alumni advising appointments on these dates. Stay tuned for more information!
Taylor attributes his success to the guidance and support of many including: University of Richmond’s Computer Science department, Career Services’ resources and UR’s overarching liberal arts experience.
Margaret Moore’s passion for food sciences stems from her childhood farming roots in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Until arriving at the University of Richmond, however, she had never considered turning this hobby into her professional career path.