In 2008, Mike Schnakenburg, Lucy Mull, and Andrew Breton graduated during the Great Recession—and Dan Stevens ’06 started his own business. Hear their stories and sage advice for this year’s graduating class.
Last Thursday evening, it wasn’t dinosaur skeletons and ancient pharaohs filling a wing of the Museum (of Science) with chatter; it was the burgeoning relationships between Gordon students and industry professionals.
As a senior, with the pressure of graduation just a few months away, I’ve been more concerned with choosing the right headshot than improving someone else’s day with my clear work descriptions. But after an hour and a half with Jon Hart of Praxis Labs, my LinkedIn profile was back in draft.
Here are a few pearls of wisdom to help assuage any anxiety you may have about networking.
On April 5 and 6, Gordon will host its first annual History and Vocation Symposium, “Museums and the Future: Challenges and Careers,” with a keynote address by Richard Pickering of Plimoth Plantation, and a panel featuring six alumni.