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Viking ConnectionsStudents working toward careers in business and the humanities honed their networking chops through participation in two recent “Viking Connections” events in Atlanta.

Piloted in 2014, this program allows students to build career connections with successful professionals – many of them alumni. The impressive roster of participating employers included Chick-fil-A, Turner Broadcasting, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Invesco, Cox Communications, the Peace Corps, Jackson Spalding and AT&T.

“The primary focus of Viking Connections is helping students build relationships that will lead to jobs after graduation,” said Mark Kozera (79C), director of employer development for Berry’s Work Experience Program. “It’s also an excellent way to engage alumni, providing opportunities for them to assist students while also expanding their own career networks.”

The program has already borne fruit for students, with several securing summer internships through their participation in the 2014 pilot events.

Alumni interested in participating in future Viking Connections events or offering other types of career assistance for current students should contact Kozera at mkozera@berry.edu.

By Maxine Donnelly, philanthropic communications student assistant

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Berry students need YOU … to be part of the new Alumni Career Network. Maintained by the Berry College Career Center, this database is an important resource for students seeking information about prospective career paths. To join, simply complete this online form. The data you provide will be stored on a password-protected website accessible only to Berry students and career center staff. As you complete the form, be sure to indicate the level of interaction you prefer. Occasionally, students may wish to reach out with career-specific questions, but we will not release your contact information to them unless you have given us prior permission.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Completion of the online form is mandatory for anyone wishing to participate in the Alumni Career Network. The previous databases have been retired. Career Center Director Sue Tarpley can answer any network-related questions you might have.

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