Survival seminar prepares seniors

by Shiva Rahimi
Staff Writer

Seniors attending the Senior Survival workshops next Wednesday, Feb. 25, will leave better prepared to deal with obstacles that await them upon graduation.

Senior Survival Seminar is an annual event sponsored by the Career Development Center. It will run from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and costs $5.

Registration is due today for all seniors who want to participate in this event.The workshop includes a lunch for the students.

“Whether it is finding a job or going to graduate school, this event will prepare graduating seniors for the next step after graduation,” said Terrie Lopez, director of career development and placement.

“I am going to the workshop to learn about what I can do in my field, how to write a resume and see how others have progressed after graduating from La Verne,” said theater major Chryseis Alexander.

Lopez said the workshop will help students with resumés and the interview process, as well as help to teach them skills needed to apply for graduate school. An alumni panel will be present to speak on personal experiences and on how to get ready to pay back student loans.

“Going to the event will help me meet people and also help me understand how to pay back all my loans,” said public administration major Marc Tyler, who is also going because he did not get to participate in all of the freshman orientation activities. “I am going for the whole experience.”

The Communications Department is one which has made attendance to the workshop mandatory for students in its senior seminar class.

Andrew Bills, a broadcasting major, said he is going because it is mandatory to fulfill his senior seminar class requirement. “I want to go because I want to start networking with people,” he said.

Unfortunately, the workshop is only a one day event. Many students will not attend due to conflicts in schedules.

Lopez said that although it is under a voluntary basis by the Career Development Center, it would be beneficial for the students to attend.

She added, “They will get the ‘real stuff’ from the actual employers, application reviewers and interviewers. People they will surely come across in the near future.”

For questions or registration for this event, contact Lopez in the Career Development Center at ext. 4430.

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