This is exactly how Career Services envisioned its new program working: In December, Dallas Logan, '09 BS Business Administration, attended an Alumni Career Support Session. He was looking for career advice and tips to enhance his job prospects.
Matt Engle, '91 BS Business Administration, was there as well. As the area business manager for AAA, Engle was asked to be a guest speaker.
Out of work for five months, Logan was interested in a claims position with an insurance company and gave his resume to Engle, who placed it in the hands of AAA recruiters. That chance meeting led to a phone interview, then an in-person interview, and finally a job offer for Logan.
Now Logan has his own advice to offer fellow alumni: "Take advantage of everything Career Services has to offer. The counselors have many contacts in every field and will steer you in the right direction."
The Alumni Career Support Session, held on the first Friday of each month, is tailored for graduates. As Logan learned, Career Services has several other benefits to offer graduates, including resume critiques, mock interviews, and a new specialized job search engine, CareerShift.