University of Wisconsin Oshkosh human services alumni returned to campus Wednesday for a 3 Under 30 event to talk with current students about their professional journeys and the importance of making connections.
The event at Reeve Memorial Union, hosted by Career Services, the Human Services Leadership Student Organization and Student Alumni Ambassadors, included a panel discussion, food and refreshments and a photo booth for participants to have head shots taken for their professional profiles.
Logan Farrar ’15, Club Teen Center coordinator at the Boys and Girls Club of Appleton; Kendra Green ’15, a teen advocate at Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services in Oshkosh; and Loryn (Cornette) Wiese ’13 and ’15, a credit analyst at GreenStone Farm Credit Services in Little Chute.
The alumni shared that starting in college, it is important to make good connections with professors and also with supervisors and coworkers at internships. Those networks can help in achieving success.
Also, the alumni shared that students should be sure to look for leadership opportunities with student organizations while on campus. Farrar also noted that being active in the community as a student helped him get valuable experience and start building his network.
Wiese said after college it is important “to make connections with new coworkers.” When starting a new job, be sure to look for ways to reach out, such as going to lunch or talking about common interests with coworkers.