Career Discovery Tour: Chicago

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 Fall Break 2014, the Career Discovery Tour will take students to Chicago to visit the workplaces of alumni and friends of the college.


The cost to attend the trip is $200. 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.


There are 12-16 spots available for the trip. The application period for the Fall 2014 tour has now concluded. Be sure to check back here in October for details on the Spring Career Discovery Tour!

Travel to Chicago will be provided in College vans.

Further Information or Questions:
Contact: Amy Gerretsen ’04
Director of Alumni Relations and Parent Programs
(920) 748-8353
or stop by the Office of Alumni Relations on the 1st floor of Smith Hall


Discovery Tour Schedule

Fall Break October 19-23, 2014


Sunday, 10/19
Depart Ripon College
Dinner with CDT alumni Vance Lekvin ‘13, Christina Mooney ‘13, Emily Summers ‘13

Monday, 10/20
Morning Schiff Hardin LLP

Tuesday, 10/21
Morning Northern Trust
Evening Presidential Networking Reception

Wednesday, 10/22
Morning Insurance Alumni Talk
Afternoon Loyola Medical Center

Thursday, 10/23
Afternoon AWI and Total Med Staffing


Spring 2014 Tour to Twin Cities

Photos from the Spring 2014 Tour

Previous Tours to D.C. and Chicago

Chicago Site Hosts

Philip McCullough ‘69/P’04
Psychiatrist, Philip K. McCullough M.D., S.C.

Kristen McCullough Granchalek ’04
Therapist, Children’s Home and Aid

Tom Abendroth ’81
Partner/Attorney, Schiff Hardin LLP

Ron Peterson ’70
Partner, Corporate Restructuring, Jenner & Block

Dan Yost ’95
Account Executive, MetLife

Joe Tolan ’81
Account Executive, MetLife

Mike Milburn ’97
Vice President, Partner and Cloud Communications,

Sejal Shah ’96
President, TotalMed Staffing; President, Advanced Workforce, Inc. (AWI)

Jonathan Muraskas ‘78, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Research, Loyola University Medical Center

Bob Wagner ‘78, MD
Physician and Chair of Radiology Department, Loyola University Medical Center

Corryn Siegel Greenwood ‘02, MD
Pediatric-Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Renaissance Medical Group

Josh Pasek ’11
Business Development Manager, AWI

Chad Morack ’00
Director of Business Operations, AWI

Kris Hanson ’09
Business Development Manager, Total Med Staffing