Alumni share insight, industry experience related to STEM careers

At Oglethorpe, the liberal arts and sciences curriculum goes hand-in-hand with career preparation. Students are given opportunities to gain real-world experience through robust coursework, internships, campus involvement, and networking.

Career Development at OU also works consistently to foster meaningful connections between current students and alumni through various events each year.

“Oglethorpe alums have walked the halls and hiked the hills of campus. There is built-in authenticity and trust,” said director of career development Dr. Lisa Conley. “By sharing their time and industry experience, OU alums help students develop their professional networks beyond the classroom and provide them with valuable real-world insight.”

Life After the Nest: Careers in STEM, recently hosted by the Career Development team, featured alumni panelists Haniff Baccas ’15 (Chemistry), Grace Djokoto ’16 (Chemistry), Josee Mbunwe ’16 (Physics), and Edmund Smith ’15 (Biopsychology).

This group of Oglethorpe alumni shared inspiring success stories and advice on navigating challenges in STEM fields.

“You need someone who can root for you when you are not in the room,” said Edmund Smith ’15.

Nearly 25 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, attended this event.

Career Development will continue this series of panels with Women at Work: What I did with my Psychology Degree (virtual) on March 29 and Life After the Nest: Athletes in Careers (in-person) on April 24.

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