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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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In January we shared the story of Alex Sorohan, a Berry student who became an advocate for safe driving after older brother Caleb lost his life in a text-and-driving accident. This fall, her message found a national audience as part of AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign. In the 60-second spot, Alex herself tells the story of Caleb’s death and subsequent efforts by the family to have texting and driving banned in Georgia. It has been featured on a variety of networks including MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET.

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