Bobby Wade ’11 – Even with Wabash’s students scattered to the four winds, I’ve stayed busy at Career Services working on summer projects and planning events for the coming year. The Wabash College Community Fair has been one my main focuses so far, and will continue to be throughout July and August. The office is abuzz as this year’s Fair promises to be the largest one yet. Businesses participating include Dapper Dudes and Athens Nutrition & Smoothies. To prepare, Brady Young ’12 and I have been exploring the Crawfordsville community, contacting as many local businesses as possible and encouraging them to participate. We have mostly been met with enthusiasm for the event, and excitement to participate. The Fair is slated for August 31, and I look forward to it with high expectations.
The next project on my summer agenda is revamping the website with a series of videos designed to help students become more familiar with Career Services and to offer them tips from alumni on every aspect of their career/internship search. Brady and I have already started interviewing both current Wabash staff and alums. In the coming weeks, a video compilation of our interviews with Tom Runge ’71, Greg Jania ’93, Joe Martin ’06, Boyce Evans ’08, and Richard Woods will be posted to the Career Services website. We are very grateful for the experiences and advice these men shared with us on how to excel in an interview and how to successfully utilize the alumni network. In the next month, I will be travelling to Chicago and Indianapolis to meet with Wabash alums and hear about their experiences in searching for internships and full time jobs after graduation. Expect to see a video featuring those interviews posted by August.
Another one of my summer priorities has been to update the suit room, located in one of the upstairs rooms at the Arnold House. Heather Hines, Career Services Administrative Assistant, Brady, and I spent the better part of three days sorting through the suits, shirts, and ties. Finally, we organized everything into color and size order and uploaded each item onto a check-out software that will allow us to better track our inventory. The suit room looks better than ever with fresh items ready to be checked out. If you have an interview, an internship, or need to look sharp for any occasion, stop by and check out the SuitYourself room.
It has been a blast so far, and I look forward to what the rest of the summer brings. Be sure to check back to see the video interviews I’ll be posting in the coming weeks!