March 18, 2014

From the Director

Megan Wallace, Director of Employer Development

The end of the Spring 2014 semester is quickly approaching. We would like to take this moment to thank all the employer organizations and alumni who participated in our events and made the exciting opportunities possible for our students!

During winter break, 30 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 retail and learned about career paths from professionals in the field, many of whom are UR alumni. The students visited ANN INC., Hall & Partners, Hearst Media, JWT, NBC Studios, LeadDog Marketing, McGarryBowen, and Ogilvy & Mather.

Over 100 students attended the Marketing and Communications Expo that took place on February 5 and brought to campus 20 employers. Also, 47 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Georgetown University Government and Non-Profit Expo and to network with alumni of the University who work in those industries.

As of February 15, over 84 employers across diverse industries have visited the UR campus, recruiting for jobs or internships. 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


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Megan Wallace

Director, Business Development
Office of Alumni and Career Services
University of Richmond

Career Services Advisory Council Update
In January 2014, the Office of Alumni and Career Services named eight new members to its Career Services Advisory Council. Five additional members are returning. Wendy Stoner from the U.S. General Services Administration will serve as chair of the Council.

This year the Council will focus on outlining competencies students should possess to be successful in the workplace. These will inform future career development initiatives. They will also be developing recommendations on how to effectively engage employers in an effort to create or sustain mutually beneficial recruitment partnerships.


Save the Dates!

The OACS team will hit the road this summer for Spider Interns Receptions and Advising in the City for alumni. Registration will open later this spring.

New York City
June 18 – Advising in the City/Reception
June 19 – Advising in the City

Washington, D.C.
July 14 – Advising in the City/Reception
July 15 – Advising in the City

Spider Career Expo (former Corporate Careers Expo) – September 16

Student Preparation and Success
Rose Wynn, '14 Internship leads to an unexpected job offer and a busy senior year

An internship leads to an unexpected job offer for Rose Wynn, ’14, and a request to work part-time this year. Now she is successfully juggling work, research and classes, all while enjoying her senior year.

Deborah Pohlmann, '13For recent graduate, "home" and "lab" are never far apart
UR’s Integrated Quantitative Science program introduced Deborah Pohlmann to the breadth of science and set her on a course to graduate school at MIT.
BJ Scott, '13Through a UR Summer Fellowship, a Career Path is Chosen

Being a sociology major helped Scott think outside the box and be creative when thinking about careers he wants to pursue in the future.  This past summer he was able to put his creativity to use during an internship with Big River Advertising.

Dillon Massey, '15Conservation, geography and maps intersect during an international development internship in Peru
As an intern with USAID in Peru, Dillon Massey, ’15, combined his interests in conservation and geography, and learned about how maps establish power and influence change.

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As part of the Westhampton College Centennial celebration, alumni are invited to attend Women and Leadership: Panel Discussions in Washington, D.C. and NYC on April 30 and May 1, moderated by Jepson School of Leadership Studies Dean Sandra Peart. Westhampton College Dean Juliette Landphair will also offer remarks. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

UR alumni are invited to register for the 2014 Reunion Weekend. Spend May 30 – June 1 on campus reconnecting with friends and participating in events organized just for you! Find out more information here.

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