Career Readiness annually hosts multiple events to allow students to explore careers, develop skills, and engage with alumni and other experts.

Beyond The Gates

Juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a fast-paced and engaging weekend staffed by alumni and parents from a variety of career fields and areas of the country. The weekend includes networking opportunities, practice interviews, business dining etiquette, career-specific panel discussions, and advice on life and work after Sewanee.

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Signature Events


Co-hosted by Career Readiness and the Office of Health and Medical Programs, this event brings alumni from multiple areas of practice for panel discussions, networking, and practice interviews.



Noted author and speaker Don Asher visits campus annually to lead a personal statement workshop and a session on the application process to gain acceptance at top graduate schools.



Recruiters engage with students to share information about their graduate programs and professional schools.



This interactive panel is co-hosted by Career Readiness and LGBTQ+ student organizations.



This event is endowed by the Joel A. Smith III fund and highlights careers in banking, consulting, and finance. Co-hosted by Career Readiness and the Babson Center for Global Commerce.



Ranches, conference centers and camps network with and recruit Sewanee students for summer jobs.


Upcoming Events

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Past Virtual Events

Roshni Walia, C’14: Kenya to Sewanee to Yale MBA

Roshni Walia currently serves as Chief of Staff at Maisha Meds, a healthcare tech company focused on helping provide safe, high-quality and affordable care to patients at the last mile by working with clinics and small pharmacies to digitally enable their operations.

Paths to Diplomacy

Hear about experiences and careers in diplomacy with the U.S. Department of State from Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety, Ambassador Bob Gribbin, C’68, and Julie Vibul Jolles, C’01 in a conversation moderated by Professor Amy Patterson

Sewanee Adventures in the Peace Corps

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers. Sewanee alumni will share stories and talk about how Peace Corps helped them launch their careers.

Careers in Tech, Data, and Start Ups

During 2009, over 40 technology startups received $22.5 million in funding, and the years ahead may bring similar innovation. Alumni share their insights into the skills and knowledge you need to get hired.

Considering Graduate or Professional School Now?

Some students may not have planned to consider graduate or professional school immediately following graduation. Representatives from four programs share insights and experience and answer questions.

Cathy Carlisi on Purpose-Driven Leadership

Cathy Carlisi serves BrightHouse (a BCG Company) as President, The Americas. She shares her experience and what she thinks is most critical for leaders today and in the future. She also guides us through an exploration of purpose.

Graduating into a Troubled Economy

Join alumni from the classes of 2008 and 2009 to discuss navigating life after Sewanee in a troubled economy during their early careers.

Networking & Job Searches during a pandemic

Michael Reeves, C'89-QuiVive Global Advisory LLC and Ian Saville, C'03-Facebook have a conversation about networking and job searches in this new chapter.  They have invested hours in networking conversations and advising Sewanee students on their job searches.

Sewanee Women in Business

Alumnae in various business roles.

Women in Tech Virtual Panel

Hear from alumnae in a variety of tech roles