Career Discovery Tour
Ripon College is excited to announce the Career Discovery Tour, a program committed to further expand student-alumni career networking opportunities. President Messitte and the Alumni Board of Directors are passionate about offering new and exciting opportunities for current students to gain first-hand knowledge of a variety of careers and cities directly from Ripon alumni.
With special funding from the Alumni Board and others, this spring, the Career Discovery Tour will take students to the Twin Cities to visit the workplaces of alumni and friends of the college.
Among the site hosts students will visit are:
Phil Jenni ’76, Executive Director, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Dan McNaughton ’86, Owner, EGP, Inc. Adele Binning ’79, Former Exhibit Developer at Science Museum of Minnesota Melinda Hutchinson ’93, Grants and Field Program Associate, Minnesota Historical Society Matt Gehring ’03, Attorney, Minnesota State Legislature Brad Dimond ’81, IT Manager, Target Corporation Gene Schneider ’90/P’17, Senior Group Manager, Target Corporation Julie Marchant ’02, Digital Product Manager for Guest Account Management, Target Corporation Hayley Doyle ’06, Internal Communication Specialist, C.H. Robinson Sarah Henry ’90, Senior Instructional Designer, C.H. Robinson Mitch Smith ’03, Senior Principal Solutions Architect, Vital Images
Application deadline: Friday, 12/13 at 5 p.m.
Cost Thanks to funding from the Alumni Board and the President’s Fund for Career Development, the cost to participating students for transportation, hotels, and most meals is significantly defrayed and will total $200. Additional support for students with demonstrated financial need may also be available. Students will need to provide their own spending money for souvenirs, snacks, or other assorted items.
Availability There are 12 spots available for the trip.
Transportation Travel to Minnesota will be provided in College vans.
Further Information or Questions: Contact: Tom Vaubel ’79 Associate Dean of Students and Director of Career Development (920) 748-8362 or stop by the Office of Career Development on the Ground Floor of Bartlett Hall
Discovery Tour Schedule
Spring Break March 16-20, 2014
Monday 3/17 State Capitol, Matt Gehring ‘03 Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Phil Jenni ‘76
Tuesday 3/18 Target, Brad Dimond ’81, Julie Marchant ’02, Gene Schneider ’90/P’17 EGP, Inc. Dan McNaughton ‘86 Networking Reception at Minneapolis Club
Wednesday 3/19 CH Robinson, Hayley Doyle ’06, Sarah Henry ‘90 Vital Images, Mitch Smith ‘03 Science Museum of Minnesota, Adele Binning ‘79
Thursday 3/20 Minnesota Historical Society, Melinda Hutchinson ‘93
A look at this year’s Fall Tour
A look at last year’s Spring Tour
Application The application for the Twin Cities tour is now closed.