Students participating in the first Chicago externship program last month pose with a special Geneseo pizza with Jeffrey Burkard '89, co-chair of the Chicago Regional Alumni Committee, at right with pizza. This was the first Chicago externship trip. /PHOTO PROVIDED
During its 25th anniversary of offering upperclassmen opportunities to meet and be mentored by successful alumni, Jeffrey Burkard '89 and other members of the Chicago Regional Alumni Committee added a new opportunity for current students by launching the Chicago program. Fourteen students participated in the inaugural Chicago program in March; 13 participated in Boston. The Office of Alumni Relations organizes the externship program.
During the program, students find out what it's like to live in a city and what opportunities there are, meet with alumni at their place of work, network and learn from alumni who have established themselves in their careers.