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Two November dinner panels will give students the opportunity to meet and network with alumni over dinner and get exposure to jobs, career paths, and industry trends. Students will learn about careers from alumni who have extensive experience and knowledge and are eager to help Lafayette students. Both events are sponsored by Career Services and are open to all majors.

The first panel, featuring A.B. engineering graduates, will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall. Space for the dinner is limited to about 35 students; more may attend the panel presentation. A $10 refundable deposit is required for the dinner. Interested students must RSVP to Career Services, x5115, by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Panelists will include Michael Beatrice ’04, project engineer with Torcon, Inc., a Westfield, N.J., construction firm that works primarily with corporations, hospitals, and institutional developers; Robert Hough ’81, project engineer with the sewer operating committee of Princeton, N.J.; Joseph Morrissey ’87, vice president, supply chain management, Merck & Co., Inc., a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Whitehouse Station, N.J.; and Chris Thomas ’81, managing consultant with Alliant Technologies, an information technology engineering and consulting firm in Morristown, N.J.

In addition, Jim Terkovich, owner of Engineering Resource Group, Inc. in Morris Plains, N.J., will present tips on successful résumé writing for engineers.

“The program is beneficial to students, regardless of their major, who are interested in these specific careers or the industries that these professionals represent,” says Colby McCarthy, career counselor, Career Services. “Specifically, A.B. engineering majors can see the different opportunities they can explore with their degree from Lafayette.”

The second panel featuring alumni athletes will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall.. Space is limited to about 40 students. A $10 refundable deposit is required. Interested students must RSVP to Career Services, x5115, by Thursday, Nov. 10.

Career Services hopes to have five former athletes who will discuss how their collegiate athletic experiences influenced the pursuit of their career goals. Confirmed panelists thus far include Todd Smith ’94, tennis, director of athletics at Montclair Kimberly Academy, a co-educational pre-K-12 day school in New Jersey, and Angie Eifert Key ’96, field hockey, teacher at Lower Dauphin School District, Pennsylvania, and youth counselor with Princess Cruises.

“Students will have the opportunity to learn about the career paths of former Lafayette athletes and gain insights on these career fields,” says Alana Gallo, assistant director, Career Services.

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