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FAL-WIN 2018

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SHARING EXPERIENCES R enting your first apartment. Negotiating your first salary. Figuring out how to invest. How to navigate these and other milestones of adulthood were central to a series of videos Pierce alumni made over Reunion Weekend to share their experiences with younger Ravens and recent graduates. "e initial idea came from President Mooney," said Henry Ellis '69, president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. "From there, I took the idea to Katie Copeland [alumni relations] and Misty Start '11 M.Ed. '17 [career services center]. ey were the ones that put together the topics to be covered and worked with Kristen Nevious [Marlin Fitzwater Center] to arrange the taping." Topics included marketing yourself, interviewing and resume tips, how to send follow-up emails and thank you notes, building your savings and understanding credit scores, investing for retirement and how to adhere to workplace etiquette. "I talked about telephone interviews and how to prepare for them," said Ellis. "As it happened I had a telephone interview in June for a job I applied for. I didn't get the job, but I wanted to share my experience, as telephone interviews are being used more and more as initial screening mechanisms today." Ellis and three other Raven alumni made videos, and there are discussions about adding more to the series. — Holly Beretto '93 Alumni Create Life After College Videos 8 PIERCE FALL / WINTER 2018 I talked about telephone interviews and how to prepare for them. As it happened I had a telephone interview in June for a job I applied for. I didn't get the job, but I wanted to share my experience... RAVENINGS

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