FAQs: Young Alumni Retreat

Why should I attend the Alumni Mentor Retreat?

Leadership is the #1 skill that employers are looking for among college students, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (2016).

Focusing on your personal leadership development immediately makes you a more competitive applicant for any job or graduate school. Furthermore, focusing on your leadership development now will better equip you to be a leader in whatever field you choose pursue in the future.

When is the Alumni Mentor Retreat and what does it entail?

The Alumni Mentor Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Pennsylvania Hall Lyceum on campus. At the event, you will work one-on-one and in small groups with more than 15 distinguished Gettysburg College alumni. The exercises are designed to help you develop your own personal leadership story and articulate to an employer how your leadership skills are suited for a desired position. Additionally, you will learn and practice networking strategies that will enable you to become a more confident communicator.

Who are the Gettysburg alumni attending the event?

The alumni returning to campus for this event are from a variety of class years, geographic locations, and career fields, including finance, education, the military, and more. Alumni mentors provide advice and give you feedback on your personal leadership story.

Thinking about life after Gettysburg can be very stressful. An alumni mentor can guide you through the process and help you find your way.

How do I register to attend the Alumni Mentor retreat?

Register online by Monday, October 29.

By Staff
Posted: 10/24/18

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