Today’s college students face great challenges as they transition from college to the first stage of their careers. Life After College, SigEp’s newest leadership event, is designed specifically for undergraduates preparing to enter the workplace.
The day began with sessions focused on helping undergraduates understand the transition they will face leaving college. One of the day’s early sessions challenged undergraduates to identify their passions and strengths.
Zar Toolan, Columbia ’01, who serves as senior vice president and director of advice quality at Wells Fargo Advisors, challenged the hundreds in attendance to identify their passions and strengths as a starting point for their careers.
“It really focused on trying to figure out what’s important to you,” said Matthew Shubeck, Stevens Tech ‘15. “I thought that was probably one of the best takeaways because that really is your jumping off point for a career.”
The day continued with sessions on personal finance, networking, resume building and interview techniques. One highlight of the day was a session discussing professional attire and dressing for success, hosted by attire experts from Brooks Brothers clothing company.