The transition from college to post-college is one of the most transformative experiences. As a class graduating in the midst of this pandemic, the Student Engagement Center is committed to supporting you. We are partnering with off-campus organizations and other Whitman departments to create specialized programming driven to strengthen your preparedness for leaving Whitman College. The Student Engagement Center will be offering and coordinating Senior-focused programming, NEXT STEPS 2021, that will last into early summer.

As your senior year comes to a close, Whitman College and the Student Engagement Center remain committed to supporting you in the next steps. We hope you take advantage of the senior programming and look forward to calling you alumni.

Here is the April Calendar (download the PDF, the days link straight to the Zoom sessions!) 

Finding Opportunities in the United States 

Monday, April 5th 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

International Whitman alumni will be speaking about their transition from college to post-college life and the process of finding opportunities in the United States as a global student. Panelists will discuss working in an American workplae, the job search, and settling into a new life outside of Walla Walla. 

Zoom link here.

Your Mental Health and Senior Year 

Postponed. Check this page for future updates.

Run by the Whitman Counseling Center, this workshop is for the Senior class to help process their Senior year and the coming months as they prepare to leave Whitman. 

See the World with the Fulbright Program

Monday, April 19th 5:30 PM - 6:30  PM

Learn about the Fulbright Program and hear from Nikki Brueggeman, Fulbright grantee to South Korea (2015-2017), about her experiences. Nikki will discuss strategies for applying to the program, expectations for grantees, and how applicants can prepare for being part of the program.  

Zoom link here.

AAUW Smart Start Salary Negotiation Workshop

Tuesday, April 20th 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Don't leave money on the table! Attend this salary negotiation workshop designed for Seniors that will teach you four simple steps to Getting What You're Worth. 

Zoom link here.

Mastering the Art of the Informational Interview

Tuesday, April 27th 12 PM - 1 PM

Informational interviews with industry professionals can help you unearth potential trajectories, organizations, and application insights to help you move forward. Join this session with Whitman alumni and tap into their expertise as you plan for your next steps.

Zoom link here.

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation

Wednesday, March 3rd 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Don't leave money on the table! Attend this salary negotiation workshop designed for Seniors that will teach you four simple steps to Getting What You're Worth. 

Zoom link here.

Articulating the Meaning of Your Experiences 

Wednesday, March 10th 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn how reflection can help you to articulate how your experiencese in your community inform your personal and professional goals and how you interact with the world around you. 

Zoom link here.

Your Mental Health and Senior Year

Tuesday, March 16th 6 PM - 7  PM

Run by the Whitman Counseling Center, this workshop for the Senior class to help process their Senior year and the coming months as they prepare to leave Whitman. 

Zoom link here.

How to Market Your Leadership Experience

Thursday, March 18th 4:30 PM - 5:05 PM

The Intercultural Center and the Student Engagement Center will host two alumni who will discuss how your student leadership experience can be a foundation for your future. 

Zoom link here.

Graduating in Unprecedented Times Alumni Panel

Tuesday, March 30th 6 PM - 7 PM

Four Whitman alumni from the Classes of '08, '09, and '20 will join us to discuss their journeys after college.

Zoom link here.

Creative Job Searches

Networking Tips & Tools

Next Steps 2021: Parents Counseling Session

Questions? Contact:

Nikki Brueggeman, Assistant Director for Career Readiness & Employer Engagement