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.
Cost 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.
Availability 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!
Transportation 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 Afternoon Careerbuilder.com
Tuesday, 10/21 Morning Northern Trust Evening Presidential Networking Reception
Wednesday, 10/22 Morning Insurance Alumni Talk Afternoon Loyola Medical Center
Thursday, 10/23 Morning Salesforce.com 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, SalesForce.com
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