CONTACT: Greg Quick
Interim Vice President for Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
Office: (304) 384-5318 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 30, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Concord Alumni Career Symposium Slated For Friday, Oct. 16
Athens, W.Va. - Concord University’s Advancement/Career Services Office will connect current students with alumni during the first Alumni Career Symposium Friday, Oct.16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Throughout the day, Concord graduates will go into different classes for panel presentations. The symposium will allow students to talk with alumni and make important business connections that can be used in obtaining internships or jobs. So far, 47 alumni are scheduled to participate.
The event theme, “Concord Graduates March to the Beat of Many Different Drummers,” is illustrated in the career fields represented at the symposium. Students will have the opportunity to meet alumni pursuing varied career paths from entrepreneurs, geographers, doctors, and lawyers to journalists, pharmacists, social workers, and educators.
“Our graduates have gained a lot of wisdom through work and life experience,” Tammy Monk, director of advancement/career services, said. “Students will have an opportunity to gain knowledge about succeeding in life after Concord and alumni will be able to reconnect with Concord while making new connections with current students.”
For more information on the event, contact the Advancement/Career Services Office at 304-384-5325 or careerservices @concord.edu. The symposium’s schedule will be posted on http://www.facebook.com/concord.boxoffice and Concord University’s homepage,www.concord.edu.
Andrea Meador and Rachel Shelton, students in Concord University’s communication arts department, wrote this press release. Andrea’s hometown is Ghent. Rachel’s hometown is Lindside.
CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 1‐304‐384‐6086 or 1‐800‐344‐6679, extension 6086, if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.