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Parents Share their Career Experiences in a Career Communities Workshop

November 27, 2019

Yvonne Gay

Students stand in line to ask questions after a workshop.
Photo credit: Mike Crupi

On a cool fall Saturday afternoon, students meet in StudiOC and branch off to different sections of the shared learning space. In each section, tables and chairs face a small group of representatives who share an interest in the career field the students came to learn more about. The panel discussion is part of Oberlin’s growing Career Communities.

Career Communities are a way for students to connect with other students, alumni, parents, and faculty who share an interest or expertise in a particular employment sector. This fall, 120 students participated in eight communities, with staff members anticipating a similar number in the spring.  

Parents offered insight into careers in science, technology, nonprofit, education, and medical, public and global health sectors based on their careers in neurosurgery, dermatology, engineering, neurogenetics, and patent law, to name a few.

Career Communities is open to juniors and seniors. The application deadline for the spring session is January 9. 

Learn more about Career Communities.

See more photos from the workshop on Oberlin Flickr.

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