Wide variety of majors represented at ‘Connecting the Dots’ event in Ballroom

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The Henry Student Center Ballroom was abuzz with current Wilkes students and alumni in an event to learn about one another to give students opportunities to talk about careers in their field.

The event, which  took place from 6 to8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, gives students the opportunity to find out what the real world is like.

Run by the Alumni Relations Office, the event is an opportunity for current students to learn about the changing programs within their majors and to learn from alumni about potential careers and the changing job market.

The event was led by Bridget Husted, the director of Alumni Relations and Wilkes graduate herself, class of ‘05.

“This event offers students and alumni a chance to network and gain knowledge and advice from another, the students can learn about careers in their field of study in the professional world, and alumni can learn about how Wilkes has changed,” Husted said.

Alumni from a variety of majors were available to answer student questions about their career, including Susan Davis, nursing major from the class of ’85. Davis answers students’ questions pertaining to their potential careers.

“I participate in the alumni mentoring program, so this event is an excellent opportunity to meet with students to talk about the competition not just in nursing, but in others,” Davis said.

Students were encouraged to join in the event to ask the alumni questions about career opportunities and learn how Wilkes has prepared them for the real world.

Jessica Kupetz, a sophomore education major, said she learned different ways to help her achieve her career dream of being a middle school special education teacher.

“I learned a lot, especially how to keep the kids lucid during lessons. I also learned the hardships of becoming a special education teacher; I even learned there is more paperwork involved in my field,” Kupetz said.

Wilkes holds various events to connect alumni and current students; Connecting the Dots is one of its largest.

“This is the largest number of alumni guests we’ve had at this event,” Husted said.