FARMINGTON, ME (November 10, 2015)—The University of Maine at Farmington is holding its tenth annual College to Career event to help students, alumni and community members learn what it takes to successfully transition from college to career. This event is free and open to the public and will be held from 3–5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in North Dining Halls B & C in the UMF Olsen Student Center.

A panel discussion kicks off the event featuring successful Maine business professionals who will share their post-graduate career paths and key ways to navigate today’s job landscape. This presentation will also inform the audience on current employment trends, future job opportunities, what to expect during the interview process, the role social media plays in job searches today and other topics.

The College to Career panel includes:
Shelly Deane – executive vice president, administration and HR, Franklin Savings Bank
Sarah Holman (UMF class of 2006) – human resource specialist, Sugarloaf
Nancy Marshall – founder and CEO, Nancy Marshall Communications
Chris McKee (UMF class of 1992) – vice president corporate programs, Geiger
Eric Tompkins (UMF class of2002) – president and chief architect, Aptuitiv
Katie Wellman – director of field recruiting and leadership development, Unum
Seth Taylor – UMF interim director for development and moderator

A professional networking reception will take place after the panel discussion, where members of the audience can engage with panelists to make important connections regarding job and internship opportunities. Business attire is recommended.

The event is sponsored by the Ferro Alumni Center; UMF Career Services and the UMF Pre-MBA Program. Career Services offers one-on-one career counseling services to students regarding career and academic issues and continuing workshops and information regarding internships, resume and interviewing skills and graduate school planning.

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A nationally-recognized public liberal arts college, UMF enjoys a 150-year tradition of providing a quality academic experience combined with the personal attention and close student / faculty collaboration that help prepare all students to be successful. Rooted in a tradition of teacher preparation, UMF offers top quality programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and business and pre-professional studies. UMF is located in the heart of Maine’s four-season outdoor recreational region and is a welcoming, close-knit academic community that prepares students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers and an enduring love of learning.


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