Mentoring, Internships and Career Networking
|Identifying career interests and finding your first job is an area
where most young men struggle. This can be one of the toughest areas for
Psi Actives to break through. Yet Psi Alumnae have done an incredible
job of building fine careers and attaining success in diverse and
Psi has never had a formal program to assist our young men with career
pursuits. Many of us remember one great Psi Beta that did this on an
informal basis; Forrest H. Kirkpatrick was famous for taking select
Brothers and giving some special attention and career assistance.
Unfortunately this program was limited in scope. As with many things
involving Psi Chapter, we can do better to help our young men get a
start in life.
Iím very pleased to announce that Dave Egan, class of 1979 has
volunteered to coordinate a program that will seek to link the position,
experience and connections of our Alumni group, over 900 strong, to
support the career counseling and networking that is such an important
part of the education process. Details of the Psi initiative will follow
but Daveís efforts will augment what Bethany College currently provides
to graduating students. It will likely include a process to match
Actives interests and field of study with Alumni that have experience to
share. Hopefully it may also provide a clearinghouse of internship
opportunities to which Psi Alumni can at least open a door.
With Psi Betaís in prominent positions in various industries throughout
the United States, we have a great opportunity to counsel and assist
these young men as they work through challenging curriculum and prepare
for life in the real world. Who better to turn to than an interested and
committed alumnus that has walked the same path!
Dave is certainly one of our most gifted communicators and is uniquely
qualified to lead this effort. Please welcome Dave to this key position
and fully support his efforts. Thank you.
Yours in _kai_,
Doug Miller '77 #1075