Recent graduates to talk on careers, experiences

By Sean Noble

NIU alumni representing five academic areas will speak Tuesday night of their experiences as recent graduates in “Where Are They Now?”, a presentation by the Black Student Caucus.

Nicole Mitchell, Stevenson Towers South BSC president, said, “We are bringing alumni back … to motivate and educate students (about) what it takes to be a graduate of NIU.”

She said the informational session at 8 p.m. in the towers A and B lounge, also sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and the Stevenson South Hall Council, will offer students the opportunity to question graduates about achieving success both before and after receiving a diploma.

Speakers are graduates from the schools of business, communications, computer science, elementary education and engineering. Mitchell said these areas were chosen because they are “five of the top majors at NIU.”

She said although the presentation would seem to be mainly for students in those majors, all students are invited to attend.

All of the representatives are members of the Black Alumni Association, Mitchell said. They specifically were chosen for the program by association President Howard Hill.

Mitchell said the presentation will open with an introduction of the alumni, telling about the jobs and positions they hold. Individual representatives will answer students’ questions when audience members break up into smaller groups.

“If this (presentation) works out, we may have a follow-up program in the spring,” Mitchell said.