Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) Series

Students network with B2B Alumni panelists

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 Panelists

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 alumni@whittier.edu

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.

Careers in Allied Health Care
Wednesday, September 24th 6:30-8:00 PM

Leadership Forum / Careers in Global Service - Viallobos Hall
Friday, October 17th 4:00-5:30 PM 

Careers in Communication & Social Media
Wednesday, November 12th 6:30-8:00 PM

Careers in Marketing & Sales
Wednesday, December 3rd 6:30-8:00 PM