WHITTIER, Calif. – The Poet Student-Athlete Leadership Academy partnered with the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development to host an Alumni Panel geared towards "Whittier to Work", which included Jasmine Tong '17 and Kevin Curbelo '14. The Alumni discussed how their Whittier College Education helped them prepare for the real world upon graduation.
Kevin and Jasmine spoke about the leadership and career development experiences they had between athletics and academics, and how working with their faculty advisors and career counselors at the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development helped position them for myriad career opportunities. Both Jasmine and Kevin stressed the importance of summer internships and off-campus leadership opportunities to help build critical job skills. Students had an opportunity to network with the alumni during dinner. Over fajitas, alumni eagerly shared stories and advice about how to succeed as athletes, students, and emerging professionals. The pictures show that it was a successful event all around!