Did you miss Future Heights 2021? We got you. Scroll through the list below and watch sessions that catch your interest. But first! Visit the student resources page for tips on how to get the most out of watching these sessions.
2022 will also be recorded, but we encourage you to attend the live (virtual) events for opportunities to ask questions and interact with the presenters.
Recent graduates affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and alumni impacted by the 2008 financial crisis share their stories and tips for maintaining resiliency, building experience, and finding opportunity in challenging times
Host: Shirley Mazaltov '22, CES Peer Advisor | University of Puget Sound
Logger alumni from a variety of disciplines discuss their decision to pursue graduate school (or not)
Ever considered being your own boss? Watch the entrepreneurship round table recording and listen to three Puget Sound alumni who started their own businesses to discuss their entrepreneurial journey and advice for young entrepreneurs
No matter the job title or tasks involved, all work uses and builds your strengths and skills. In this recording, you will learn to identify and then describe how your existing strengths and skills are transferrable to your dream internship, your dream job, and all of the experiences that you’ll have in between.
Handshake’s Mike Harbaugh ’10 highlighted the platform’s robust capabilities, shared ways to connect with opportunities ranging from part-time jobs to internships and full-time work locally and nationwide, and also shared insight into how you can present your best self as a candidate in the changing job market
Michael Harbaugh '10, University Partnerships | Handshake
Alumni recruiters and career experts from a variety of industries shared the inside scoop on the application process, how to stand out, and how to get ahead.
Tom Perry '98, Founder | Engaged Pursuit
“Where you come from doesn’t have to define where you go” has been the hallmark of the career journey of Christine Cruzvergara. With over a decade of experience spanning the full spectrum of career education, Christine now works in high tech as the VP of Higher Education and Student Success at Handshake.
She began her professional life as a career advisor and most recently served as the Associate Provost & Executive Director of Career Education at Wellesley College. Christine’s wealth of experience and vast knowledge base has positioned her as a thought leader who is sought after to share her holistic perspective as she assesses trends in career education, employability, and the changing job market. Her goal is to leverage her professional and higher education partnerships to ensure greater student success.
Christine has her finger on the pulse of hiring trends for new graduates. Watch this session to learn about the changing nature of work and how to conduct a successful job or internship search using Christine's 4-step strategy:
Watch the entire video or use the timestamps to jump ahead:
00:05 - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Ted Meriam '05
03:37 - Presentation Begins
33:31 - Q&A with Christine and Ted
34:07 - Even though hiring is still happening, how much of that is for entry-level positions?
34:59 - What if you're interested in a job that isn't considered an entry-level position?
36:53 - How can we meaningfully network with professionals as part of the microresearch in a way that feels genuine?
40:19 - When networking, what questions should I ask alums when in an informational interview?
44:00 - How does this advice translate to the non-corporate environment?
46:02 - What is the balancer approach to "I want to work at_______company" verses "I want to do _________job or position"?
51:19 - Do employers value my liberal arts education or is my experiece more important?
56:26 - Closing Remarks by Ted Meriam
Looking to learn from a LinkedIn Guru? Meet Brian Galicia! As a Global Sales Leader with Microsoft, Brian excelled at helping organizations maximize LinkedIn to build connections with their audiences. Brian has translated that expertise, presenting to colleges across the U.S., helping students utilize LinkedIn as a tool to navigate from college to career.
If you’ve encountered Brian in recent years – at ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) events, Campus to Career presentations, or hosting students on the Microsoft campus – you know that he is a dynamic speaker who is invested in Logger students. Please join in welcoming Brian back to Puget Sound, where he is looking forward to helping you leverage LinkedIn to gain the edge that you need for success.
Brian Galicia is an expert in every aspect of LinkedIn. Listen to Brian's keynote address to tap into his expertise and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to expand your network and find opportunity
Watch the entire video or use the timestamps to jump ahead:
00:04 - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Ted Meriam ’05
04:21 - Presentation Begins
51:07 - Closing Remarks by Ted Meriam
52:59 - After-Session Q&A with Brian, Ted, and staff from Career and Employment Services
53:08 - How do you reach out to people on LinkedIn without a premium account?
55:17 - How important is it to post articles or updates on LinkedIn?
56:57 - Should I give a link to my resume on LinkedIn?
Alumni provide insight on how their values influenced their career decision-making, and offer advice for engaging in a values-driven job/internship search.
Thinking about taking a year off? Watch the recording to learn about your options – including fellowships, volunteer opportunities, and more.
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Students talk about how they found their internship, describe how COVID-19 impacted their experience, and share advice for how to find your own internship during the pandemic.
Chloe Aseron '22, CES Peer Advisor | University of Puget Sound
No matter how much (or little) experience you have, employers want to know your story. This recording will help you consider your interests, experiences, skills, and goals and use them to craft a compelling story to use in job and internship interviews.
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