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, during Spring Break 2015, the Career Discovery Tour will take students to Washington, D.C. to visit the workplaces of alumni and friends of the college.
Cost The cost to attend the trip is $400. 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. Additional support for students with demonstrated financial need may also be available. Students will need to provide their own spending money for souvenirs, snacks, and other assorted items.
Availability There are 12 spots available for the trip. The application period for the Spring 2015 tour is now closed and applications are under review.
Transportation Travel to the General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee will be provided in College vans.
Further Information or Questions: Contact: Amy Gerretsen ’04 Director of Career Services and Constituent Engagement (920) 748-8353 or stop by the Office of Career Services on the first floor of Smith Hall
Discovery Tour Schedule
Spring Break Sunday, March 15-Friday, March 20, 2015
CONFIRMED VISITS: Kathryn Schultz ’89, Senior Advisor, Bureau of International Security & Nonproliferation, US Department of State Pam Russell ’77, Legislative Counsel, Library of Congress Lacy Rourke ’07, Subject Matter Expert/Consultant with 50 anniversary of Vietnam War; Former National Coordinator of League of MIA/POW Families Trustee Susan Meier ’79, Non-profit Consultant Susan Bundock ’82, Executive Director, CSPAN Suzanne Katz, Ed.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships, Center for Inspired Teaching District Judge Peter J. Messitte, United States District Court for the District of Maryland Melanie Batenchuk, President of Washington Automotive Press Association, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of BeCarChic.com, Chief of Operations and Brand Management of SCOPE Group Lani Makholm ’72, Program Officer, Office of International Visitors Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State Pamela Roe Durham ’82, Director of the Office of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation Bureau of International Security & Nonproliferation, U.S. Dept. of State Trustee Bill MacLeod ’73, Partner, Kelley Drye
Spring 2014 Tour to Twin Cities
Photos from the Spring 2014 Tour
Previous Tours to D.C. and Chicago