‘Break Through’ Event Postponed to Spring 2013
Published on October 31, 2012
We regret that it will be necessary to move all Break Through … to Life After Graduation activities to the spring semester. This was a difficult decision to make, but it was made with input from the Break Through committee. Due to the devastation that many of our alumni are facing following the hurricane earlier this week, we decided it would be better to wait until all who volunteered can be here with us for the event. It is unfortunate, but our thoughts are with our alumni and families who are dealing with clean-up and recovery efforts.
We have rescheduled the week to Thursday, February 14 through Wednesday, February 20, with the panels and networking events happening that weekend (Feb. 15, 16, 17).
My sincere thanks to faculty and staff who enthusiastically supported this event in many different ways, and to students who had registered to attend. We will look forward to bringing alumni and students together early in the spring semester when we can finally Break Through together!
Director of Alumni Relations
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Susquehanna University students will get a sneak peek at life beyond college at the school’s Break Through … to Life After Graduation event Oct. 28 through Nov. 4. Susquehanna alumni will return to campus to advise students on everything from managing personal finances, to landing a first job, to living in a big city.
The week-long event will connect students of all class years with helpful alumni via Skype sessions, small-group lunches, panel discussions, speed networking and receptions. An informal reception on Nov. 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Evert Dining Room will allow personal introductions and specific questions from participants.
Any student may attend three of 20 panel discussions covering such topics as “Have Your Mid-Life Crisis Now: The Turbulent 20s Survival Guide,” “Breaking Through to Business and Becoming an Entrepreneur,” and “Humanities Majors and Technology.” At the speed networking event, students will have a chance in short sessions with alumni to complete sentences such as "Gain experience without having any by ______________" and "My liberal arts education helped me ______________."
Among Skype sessions, participants can choose “Living and Working in the Big City” with the New York City Alumni Chapter, “Working in the Nonprofit Industry and Living in D.C.” and speaking with Craig Housenick, a 1998 Susquehanna graduate and television lighting director in Los Angeles who has worked on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Voice.”
Break Through … to Life After Graduation is intended to strengthen ties between current students and some of Susquehanna University’s 15,000 alumni in ways that will assist students with career exploration, networking and their eventual search for employment. It is part of a comprehensive effort to enhance student success by providing students access to Susquehanna alumni who will help to guide and support them as they journey along their life paths.
Karen M. Jones