Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) Series
Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) workshops present students with the opportunity to connect with successful and seasoned alumni to receive mentorship, learn and develop practical career skills, and to investigate traditional and not-so-traditional career paths.
Discussions at each session center around diverse career options and paths in a variety of professional fields, and broach topics such as how to choose a "relevant" major; critical professional skills development to find and secure that first job; and the true benefits of internship/work experience during the undergraduate years.
In 2012, Whittier College's Backpack-to-Briefcase Series was honored with a Gold Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Alumni who participate in the program hail from a wide variety of industries and career progression. Click here to read more about our past alumni panelists. If you would like to get in touch with one or more of these mentors, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 562.907.4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming B2B Events
All B2B events take place on Wednesday evenings in Dezember Alumni House. Events begin at 6:45p.m. with a networking reception, with the workshop program beginning promptly at 7p.m.
September 25, 2013
Careers in...National Security & Emergency Management
October 23, 2013
Careers in...Educational Advocacy & Governance
November 13, 2013
Careers in...Finance: Risk & Chance
December 4, 2013
Careers in...Social Justice & Human Rights
February 12, 2014
Careers in...Ingenuity & Innovation
March 5, 2014
Careers in...Medical Fields
April 9, 2014
Careers in...Arts & Entertainment