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Junior Jumpstart

Junior Jumpstart sessions are an opportunity to hear from a panel of DePauw alumni about how they navigated their curricular and co-curricular experiences at DePauw and reached their post-graduation goals.

Group Internship Advising
The key to getting a great internship is starting early. Come learn helpful tips to secure your next internship.


Drop-in Internship Advising
Please drop in during these times to learn more about how to secure an internship. 

Resume Blitz 
The Hubbard Center hosts regular Resume Blitzes prior to every Career and Internship Fair, as well as in anticipation of high target employers. These quick reviews can help a student make a good first impression to prospective employers. Watch the Hubbard Center events in Campus Labs for the next Blitz! 

How to Work the Room
Are you considering Graduate or Professional School? Want to talk with admissions representatives but are unsure of the best approach? Come join Nicole Burts, J.D. and Colleen McCracken Renick, Ph.D. for an informal conversation about working the upcoming Graduate and Professional School Fair.

Career and Internship Fair
Interested in making connections with potential employers? Not sure where to start looking for an internship? The Career and Internship Fair is an opportunity to ask questions about career fields and network with employers about current and future job and internship openings. 

Graduate and Professional School Fair
Thinking about graduate school? Meet admissions counselors, learn about programs, graduate assistantships, and financial aid at this fair. 

Personal Statement workshop 
What is a personal statement? Why is it important in the graduate school process? Come learn effective strategies in writing your personal statement?

 Partnered Departments

We have partnered with several different departments across campus in order to give students the best possible learning experience for Junior Jumpstart. These include:

Art and Art History 

  • Michelle Word '01, Studio Art/Art History major, Director of Education at Eli and Edythe, Broad Art Museum in Lansing, MI

  • Dr. Melissa Steach '96 - Studio Art - Artist, Author, and Workplace Wellbeing Knowledge Lead at Herman Miller Group

  • Jim Zimmer '98, Studio Art major, Partner/Creative Director, Zimmer-Design in Louisville

  • Catherine Neville '95, English Writing/Art History major, Producer, tasteMAKERS; Publisher, Feast Magazine in St. Louis

Communication and THeater

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  • Katie Browning ’18, Communication major, Community Engagement Specialist at Onebridge

  • Lauren Clark ’11, Communication major, Founder of The Black Creator Connection | Writer| Performer| Creativity & Resilience Coach

  • Matt Hunt ’17, Communication major, Manager - Capital Markets & Investor Relations at Kite Realty Group

  • Connor Burgess '19, Communication major, Music Coordinator, Amazon Studios

  • Brandon Piper ’09, Communication major, Director, Client Services, Propper Daley.

Computer Science

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  • Justine Clarke ‘17, Software Engineer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

  • Annie John ‘01, Senior Account Executive, OpenText

  • Daniel Mendoza ‘01, Research Assistant Professor, University of Utah

  • Ashley Conard ‘14, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate Computational Biology (Computer Science track), Brown University

Education Studies

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  • Rachel Hanebutt ’15, PhD Student & Researcher, Vanderbilt University

  • Shavon Mathus ’14, Elementary Principal at ReGeneration Schools

  • Bethea Covington Lane ’01, 6th grade teacher, Lincoln Elementary

  • Melissa Burklow ’12, Agile Scrum Master at Cox Automotive Inc

English Lit/Writing

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  • Leanne Batchelder ’89, Principal Consultant at TiER1 Performance Solutions

  • Panyin Conduah ’14Content Manager at SLCo & Agency

  • Iris Dooling ’06, Senior Specialist- US Affiliate Policy at Habitat for Humanity International

  • Ingrid Benson ’94, Senior Director, Strategy & Business Development at CSA Education

History/PolySci 

  • Luka Ignac ’20, McHenry Fellow, Kunin scholar and an M.A.candidate in German and European Studies at Georgetown University; Intern with BMW Governmental and External Affairs

  • Ross Patten ’12, Assistant Director of Economic Development at City of Covington, Kentucky

  • Abbisola Oxley ’16, Founder/ CEO at Ruthless Reviews Official

  • Anajah Roberts ’10, Vice President, Corps Member Leadership Chicago-Northwest Indiana at Teach For America 

  • Lacey Berkshire ’11, Director of Health Plans at Insurance Institute of Indiana

Languages

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  • Alexadra Gandy ’19, Subcontract Compliance Specialist for Kiewit 

  • Olivia Muller ’16, Trademark and Copyright Associate at Erik M. Pelton &    Associates, PLLC

  • Melinda Franke ’18

Anthro/Soc/Philosophy

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Psych/Neuro

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  • Anjali Desai ’09, Project Manager at JPS Health Network

  • Marissa Ramon ’20

  • Patel Purva ’19

  • Kaitlyn McKenzie Malley ’19, Doctoral Student at University of Texas at Dallas

Sciences 

  • Bridget Kirby ’20, Research Information and Development Analyst at Eli Lilly and Company

  • Ariel Cheatham ’16, STD Epidemiologist at Indiana Department of Health

  • Emma Baldwin ’18, OTD Level II Fieldwork Student in Inpatient Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Health

Other Departments include

  • Global Health/Women’s Studies

  • SOM

  • Economics