Keep the connections going this Fall semester.
Who said your summer of connections has to end? Throughout October and November, virtually connect with LSA's best and brightest who are established professionals, industry leaders, and subject experts in their fields. Discover the career pathways they’ve carved out, the opportunities they leveraged, the challenges they faced, the experiences they encountered that led them to where they are now—and channel all these insights as you actively make decisions about your next steps.
From September 20 to November 20, here are 3 ways you can hear from LSA alums:
Join our Alum Connections for 1-hour informal, virtual Q&A sessions (sign-up below)
Get your career questions answered in our quick & easy Alum Advice videos on the Hub’s IGTV (watch latest video below)
Gain first-hand insights from our in-depth Alum Stories (read latest article below)
Make sure to check back frequently for new Alum Connection sessions, Alum Advice videos, and Alum Stories!
Check out the latest piece of Alum Advice
Prior to becoming the founder & CEO of the Detroit Writing Room, Stephanie Steinberg spent a few years reporting and editing for publications in Washington D.C. and as a journalist, knows a thing or two about making connections and building relationships.
In this edition of Alum Advice, Stephanie provides LSA students tried-and-true recommendations on how to boldly approach alums online for career connections and insights.
Latest Alum Story: Kiesha Jackson
Hear how this LSA alum and Detroit native transformed tragedy into human achievement. As founder and director of a local nonprofit, Kiesha shares with LSA stuents a blueprint on how to build a nonprofit from scratch—and how to live a meaningful life through purposeful work.
“You still need a business plan because a nonprofit is still a business,” Kiesha instructs. “You build your team, you go and get funders and money to pay for it, and you go forth and conquer. You have to be profitable if you want to help your community.”
Sign up for upcoming virtual Alum Connections
Marketing, community development, law & public policy, sales, and more—Alum Connections brings students and alums together for in-depth career conversations that are authentic and personal. Each session is an hour-long live, virtual Q&A where you can get rich career insights and apply those learnings to your own career exploration and professional development.
RSVP below, but hurry to avoid the waitlist!
Friday, November 13th
Alum Connection with Leo Burnett’s VP Recruiting Director, Christina McDonald
Christina (Communications and Media ‘03) has over 15 years of experience in developing integrated marketing campaigns for clients such as American Airlines, Soft-Sheen Carson, Frito-Lay, Kellogg’s, Samsung, P&G and Pfizer. Through her tenure in account management, Christina developed an enthusiasm for building and managing internal and external relationships and subsequently transitioned into the consultancy’s People & Culture department. Join Christina as she shares her experience shifting from client work in marketing and advertising to people development and talent acquisition—and walk away with critical advice on how to be a competitive candidate in the job search process.
Thursday, November 19th
International Experiences Post-Undergrad Panel
Your global goals may be on hold or canceled for a multitude of reasons—the pandemic, financial challenges, cultural barriers, and other reasons. How do you pivot your plans to keep this dream alive? Three alum panelists share how they crafted their own international experience AFTER undergrad, and how they navigated the highs and lows of doing it their own way. Gain perspectives and inspiration for designing your own global experience in your lifetime.
Alum Connections with Kameron Brackins, In-House Counsel for McKesson Specialty Health
If you have ever wondered about the realities of law school and what it really means to be in-house counsel vs. a trial lawyer or a litigator, this is a great opportunity for you to get the advice you are looking for and also learn the multiple career paths within law practice. In addition, Kameron will discuss her own experiences navigating an economically uncertain job market after graduating and rising through corporate America as a young black woman. Lastly, Kameron will share with students her perspective on the importance of gaining what she calls “workplace advocates” during your career progression and how they differ from mentors.
Past Alum Connections
The connections don’t have to stop there.
Engage with these alums and many others on LSA Connect, a networking and career mentoring platform exclusively for LSA students.