Senator to host “Life After the Honors College” event

Courtesy of Rose Ingraham.

Written By: Savina Koda/ Contributing Writer

 

Students in the Honors College will have the opportunity to get a glimpse into their future at the upcoming Life After the Honors College event on Wednesday, April 17th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in SASC 100.

Dominique “Rose” Ingraham, senator for the Honors College in the Student Government Council at the Modesto Maidique Campus, is leading the event and is working with both the Honors College and the SGC-MMC to stage the panel and networking opportunity.

Ingraham told Student Media that throughout her service as the Honors College senator, she conducted a series of focus groups and surveys to assess the main concerns and priorities of honors students.

“When it came to the alumni relations tropic, a lot of the participants said that they did not know a single alumnus from the Honors college,” said Ingraham.

The goal of the event is to give students the opportunity to network with former honors alumni and give insight into what options are available for students after they graduate from an honors program, according to Ingraham.

“Having that contact is something that can really benefit you,” said Ingraham. “Imagine you’re about to graduate, and you don’t necessarily have plans after graduation, now you know this person, who is local, in Miami, who can maybe point you to someone that they know in the industry.”

Other students in the Honors College also understand the importance of developing connections to alumni in the community.

“The Honors College is a unique program, so having the chance to network and meet former students who have gone through the same experience can help current students get an idea of what they are in for,” said freshman liberal studies student Eva Holly.

The event will host a diverse array of alumni, including Program Manager for the Chapmanville Leadership Development Program Ana Mueller, licensed clinical psychologist Giselle Gutierrez, lawyer Gabriela Rosell, and social entrepreneur advisor Daniela Cadena, who used to run Startup FIU.

“It’s also really helpful to have a person who went through the whole process, so that you can ask questions about the Honors program and how its helps in the ‘real world’ after college,” said Holly.

Students interested in volunteering to set-up and break-down the event should email Ingraham at dingr009@fiu.edu.

Refreshments will be provided. Attendees should dress in business casual attire.

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