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New Symposium for Rising Seniors Offered

Making the Most of Upcoming Summer, Senior Year

Colorado College is offering a Rising Senior Symposium, "The Road to Adulting," for students who will be seniors in the 2016-17 academic year. The two-day symposium, held May 12-13, is aimed at helping rising seniors make the most of the upcoming summer and their final year at CC.

A variety of guest speakers will help students learn how to stand out to employers and develop a network. The symposium also will include resume reviews, mock interviews, an alumni panel, and numerous professional development sessions. Students registered for the symposium can receive an on-campus housing extension through noon, Saturday, May 14. Students should register for the event on Summit.

Symposium speakers include:

  • Keynote presenter Duff Stewart, CEO of GSD&M Advertising Agency. During 23 years at GSD&M, Stewart has held numerous leadership positions, including chief operations officer, head of account management, and was the three-time Effie award-winning group account director for clients such as Fannie Mae, the Fannie Mae Foundation, The Steel Alliance, United Health Care and the United Health Foundation. In addition to being the keynote speaker, Duff also will present a session titled "Standing Out during Summer Experiences."

  • Gail Tilden, former vice president of brand management at Nintendo of America and founding editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power. Tilden worked at Nintendo of America for 24 years, spearheading major projects that include leading the introduction of Pok√©mon outside of Japan. She also founded and served as the first editor-in-chief of Nintendo Power magazine. Tilden visited campus in 2014 as a First Mondays speaker with Blake Harris, author of "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation"; check out their talk to learn more. Tilden will present a session titled "Knowing Your Audience and Telling Your Story."

  • Michael Thomsic, vice president at Resource Land Holdings, LLC. He will discuss "Transitions to the World of Work."

  • CC alumni Nancy Hernandez '96 and Jason Clark '07 will present on the graduate school/fellowship search process. Hernandez currently is a doctoral student and served on the board of the Chinook Fund and as a program officer at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Clark is a site director at College Track and formerly served as director of admissions and outreach at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development.

There is no fee for the symposium.

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