More than 30 students joined the Ursinus board of trustees for a special lunch during the most recent board meeting. Representing a variety of majors and interests, students explored careers and gained helpful advice on topics such as graduate/professional school, the job/internship search and more.
“Students frequently seek guidance on career-related concerns,” says Sharon Hansen, interim director of career and professional development. “As our Board members represent a wide array of significant professional accomplishments and experiences, it seemed natural to develop a way to connect them with our students. We are delighted that this idea was well received, and we are grateful to the Board for the time they took to help our students.”
Students and board members were grouped by career interest and had up to one hour to talk with each other over lunch. The career fields represented included law, higher education, health care, business and the public sector. Eighteen seniors, eight juniors and five sophomores attended. “’Conversations About Careers’ was an amazing experience,” says Faraha Rathod ’19. “I truly enjoyed hearing the trustees’ stories about their journey after undergrad, and learning how they became a part of the board was inspiring.”