The Career Development Office is pleased to announce the following featured career events. In addition to on-campus information sessions by employers and graduate programs, we are proud to sponsor networking events and panels both on- and off-campus. To view more details on an event, please click the following link to jump to the full description. Please bookmark this page, and visit it often to view and register for the latest programs we have to offer. For a list of past events, click here.
Tuesday, September 30th
Common Hour, 11:10am to 12:10pm
Lisa Hillenbrand, Director of Global Marketing at Procter and Gamble, will speak during common hour on the limitless career opportunities awaiting liberal arts grads. Hillenbrand leads marketing efforts for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, from Olay and Cover Girl to Vicks and much more. Lisa graduated from Colgate University and used her liberal arts degree to its fullest potential. She’d like to share with you how you can do the same.
Thursday, November 6th
Common Hour, 11:10am to 12:10pm
David Lingafelter K’86, President of Moen Incorporated, will speak with students about his path after Kenyon and what it takes to rise to the corner office.
As President, David Lingafelter is responsible for leading and managing Moen Incorporated. Moen is a leading brand in the kitchen and bath industry, focused in the categories of faucets, sinks and bath accessories. Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home and Security, a portfolio of trusted brands including Moen, Master Lock, MasterBrand cabinets, Therma-Tru doors, and Simonton windows.
David has been with Moen since 1990 when he joined the company as Manager of In-Store Service. During his tenure, he spent more than 20 years in various capacities of increased responsibilities that included Product Management, VP of Faucet and Sink Marketing, VP of Marketing and Product Development, and VP and GM for Moen's U.S. Wholesale Business Unit.
He received an undergraduate degree in economics from Kenyon College and a master's degree in business administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Thursday, September 4th
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Community Foundation Theatre (Lower Level, Gund Gallery)
The CDO, in partnership with College Relations, presented a panel discussion featuring Kenyon Alumni who are professionals in the finance industry. The panelists shared their experiences and fielded your questions. More importantly, they shared what you need to know to get a job or an internship in the finance industry. Surprise! You do not need to be an Econ major. In fact, only one of the five panelists was an Econ major when he was at Kenyon.
The panel was moderated by Assistant Professor of Economics, PJ Glandon.
Wednesday, June 4th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Century Association
7 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
The Kenyon Review, KR Youth Advisory Board and the Career Development Office hosted an evening of conversation and connection for alumni in New York City, as we celebrated the launch of The Kenyon Review’s summer issue. The KR Youth Advisory Board is an informal gathering of recent Kenyon College graduates pursuing publishing and writing careers. They provide creative ideas, and counsel for The Kenyon Review's Board of Trustees Events Committee. They also provide important advice and feedback on KR innovations, especially online and beyond. Chair of KR's Youth Advisory board is Joumana Khatib '13 (New York Times).
Monday, April 14th
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater
Irene Chang Britt will be coming to Kenyon on Monday, April 14 to give a talk on how she applied her liberal arts background to Fortune 500 companies. She will also be talking about the challenges she has faced as a woman of color in the workforce.
This talk is cosponsored by the CDO and the Discrimination Advisors. Admission is open and free to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.
Bio: Irene Chang Britt is President, Pepperidge Farm and Senior Vice President-Global Baking and Snacking, Campbell Soup Company.
She joined Campbell as Vice President and General Manager-Sauces and Beverages in December 2005 and held the positions of President-North America Foodservice and Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer prior to assuming her current role in August 2012.
Irene has served as a Director to the Board of Sunoco, Inc., serves on the Catalyst Board of Advisors and has been honored with several awards for her business and community accomplishments. Irene earned her B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and her M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Wednesday, April 9th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Lucia Knell K'13 will be wrapping up our Ask A Grad Series this spring. A Kenyon Alumna who double majored in MLL (Spanish) and dance, Lucia will join us for a discussion on working in the startup industry, and what it takes to land that first job after graduation. She currently works at the Startup Institute, which prepares its clients to be successful within the startup industry.
If you wish to reserve a seat, send an email to Lee Schott requesting a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 26th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Linda Konop K'98 is the next alumna to participate in our Ask A Grad Series. As a social media strategist for Johnson & Johnson's Talent Acquisition team, Linda will be virtually on-hand to discuss what types of opportunities are available in Social Media, and how to leverage social media in the job search.
Saturday, March 22nd
11:00am to 12:00pm
Come learn and discuss with three Kenyon College Chamber Singers Alumni as they speak on where their careers have led them since leaving the hill.
Andrew Cunningham ‘08 is the Senior Products Specialist at Ars Technica, a position which fuels his love of anything with buttons and a screen. He began writing about IT, software, gadgets, and other topics for Ars in March of 2012. He received his bachelor's degree in Classics from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and is a reformed IT professional with over five years of experience in the field.
Stephen Dowling ‘08 is in his first year as Upper School Music Director at Brookfield Academy, his fourth year in the classroom. He graduated from Kenyon with a degree in music, and finished his master's degree in music education at Northwestern University last June. He thoroughly enjoys talking shop, and is looking forward to upcoming presentations at the TEDxNorthwestern conference and the Wisconsin School Music Association's annual state conference.
Aaron Hatley '08 is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies at Harvard University. He writes mostly about American culture between WWI and WWII and has taught subjects ranging from R&B to the history of photography to American musicals. He's currently a Simmons Curatorial Intern working with the communications collections at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. At Kenyon, he was a Music major with a concentration in IPHS.
Wednesday, March 5th
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Ogilvy & Mather
636 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
The Career Development Office is hosting an evening of conversation and connection for students and alumni in New York City. Please join us for a panel discussion at 4:30pm, as alumni and parents share their experiences in advertising, marketing and public relations to help guide current students interested in these industries.
Our panelists include: Holden Rasche K'10, Copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather; Jan Guifarro K'73, VP Corporate Communications at Colgate-Palmolive Co.; Rohini Pragasam K'90, Director of Public Relations at Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Claire Behar P'14, Managing Director at Omnicom; and Sari Lewis, Analyst, Human Resources at Ogilvy & Mather.
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served immediately following the panel and business attire is encouraged. This event is an opportunity for our students to both learn from you and to gain experience in professional networking.
Monday, February 26th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Samie Falvey is the Executive Vice President of Comedy Development at ABC. She helped develop hit ABC sitcoms such as Modern Family, The Middle, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, and The Neighbors.
Samie will be joining us from Los Angeles over video chat, offering advice and answer your questions on finding a career in television.
Friday January 31st
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Peirce Pub at Kenyon College
The Kenyon College class of 2015, Alumni Council, and the Career Development Office is hosting an evening of conversation and connection. Please join us as alumni share their experience to help guide current students as they begin to plan for their life after Kenyon. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served throughout the night and business attire is encouraged. This event is an opportunity for our students to both learn from you and to gain experience in professional networking.