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W&L's Lorig Addresses Careers at Monster.com Conference

Beverly Lorig, director of Washington and Lee’s Career Development Center, today (Thursday, Aug. 9) joins some of the nation’s leading experts on social media and careers at a major conference in Washington sponsored by Monster.com.  Participants will address ways that employers and college recruiters can reach the next generation of job candidates.

At the Social Media Summit titled “Preparing for Today’s Emerging Workforce,” Beverly and representatives from Johns Hopkins University, The MITRE Corporation and the Department of Energy will hold a panel discussion of best practices and current social media challenges for college students, employers and career development professionals.

The use of social media has been one of the top issues in career planning, and Beverly and her staff have been ramping up their efforts to assist W&L students as they map out their careers and search for jobs.

A webpage of the W&L Career Development Center highlights its social media tools, including the center’s Facebook page, Twitter account and a collection of career-oriented stories through a Delicious feed. It also contains resources for students (and alumni) on how best to use all these tools, as well as LinkedIn.