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Two upcoming forums 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 the Office of Career Services and are open to all majors and class years.

The first panel, featuring economics and business graduates, will take place 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall. Space is limited and a $10 refundable deposit is required. Interested students must RSVP to Career Services, 201 Hogg Hall, by this Friday. Business casual dress is required. For more information, contact Alana Gallo, assistant director, career services, at x5533 or galloa.

Confirmed alumni participants include the president and CEO of Power Medical Interventions, a digital and wireless medical technology company in Langhorne, Pa.; associate professor of business and paralegal studies, Northampton Community College; member, Federation Internationale de Natation, the official Olympic governing body of aquatic sports, and former owner, president, and CEO, Metro Swim Shop; senior auditor, Keystone Nazareth Bank & Trust; and finance director, Aramark Corporation, an international company that provides food service, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses worldwide.

“Students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in business and their options outside of finance,” says Gallo. “This is an excellent opportunity to meet alumni and learn about careers in the business field.”

The second panel, featuring electrical and computer engineering graduates, will take place 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall. Space is limited and a $10 refundable deposit is required. Interested students must RSVP to Career Services, 201 Hogg Hall, by Wednesday, March 29. For more information, contact Maureen Walz Boehmer, assistant director of special programs, career services, at x5116 or walzm.

Alumni representatives will be on hand from various companies, including Agere Systems, a global leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks; Lockheed Martin, an international aeronautics company based in Bethesda, Md.; Lutron Electronics, an international maker of home and commercial lighting controls headquartered in Coopersburg, Pa.; and Procter & Gamble, an international company specializing in healthcare, beauty, and food products.

“[This is an] opportunity for students to hear about various career paths, some linear and some circuitous, to learn about different companies and the different ways they could potentially be employed, to make networking connections, and to ask questions about career paths, advanced education, and companies,” says Walz Boehmer.

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