Excelsior College Alumni News
August 2012
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Message from Alumni Association President Sara Waldorf, BA '03
Would you like to change a life? If Excelsior College worked for you, there may be someone near you who needs the kind of flexible degree option Excelsior can provide. Family, friends, colleagues -- you can be part of making dreams a reality. Our alumni are the greatest ambassadors for spreading the word about Excelsior. Additionally, with a donation to the Annual Campaign, you can make a difference in the life of someone you have never met by contributing to scholarship funds for students with financial need.
Finding the Best Career Plan for You Web Chat
Ed Hallenbeck, career consultant for Excelsior College, will help you create an individualized career development plan that will focus on identifying careers that "fit"—based on your interests, values, personality, and skills—and then developing concrete action steps for moving forward in realizing your career goals. Registration required for the Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 8 PM ET chat.
What Are IT Employers Looking For?
Ken Desforges, BA '10 knows and he's going to provide the inside track on how to get noticed when you're job hunting in the information technology industry. Join Ken, an alumnus and cybersecurity faculty member, for this live informative Web chat on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8 pm ET. Registration required.
Increase Your Career Satisfaction
Access the recorded version of our career chat, "Increase Your Career Satisfaction" to learn effective ways of identifying your interests, and then discover how those interests connect to careers that match "who you are."
Capital Region (NY) Alumni Mixer
Join Megan Wilcox, AS '11, a member of your Alumni Association Advisory Board, for an hors d'oeuvres reception and networking with area alumni, Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY. This event is free of charge, but space is limited. Registration is required by Wednesday, August 8.
What Are You Talking About?
As an alumna/us, do you wish you still had access to student discussion boards for networking and professional development? Would you like to see access to discussion boards implemented as an alumni service? Tell us about it via this brief survey.
A Gift that Gives Back
Want to support our mission and receive steady payments during your retirement years? Learn whether a charitable gift annuity may be right for you.
Using Your Post 9/11 G.I. Benefits
Veterans affairs specialists from Excelsior College and Howard Community College, along with the New York education liaison from the Department of Veteran Affairs, will provide a rundown of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and answer frequently asked questions 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, August 15 during the You're Back--What's Next? webinar. Register online.
Commencement: Grads Join Alumni Ranks
Relive the pomp and circumstance by watching the archived webcast of Commencement. Learn more about the Class of 2012 and this year's Commencement exercises.
Book Reading in Brookline, Massachusetts
Alumni in the Brookline, Massachusetts-area are invited to attend a reading from The Language of Men, by author Anthony D'Aries on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446. D'Aries' memoir was published by the Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press. For more information, contact Susan Petrie.
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