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. Careers in Health and Medicine happens annually in October. 



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. Don Asher visits campus annually in September. 



Recruiters engage with students to share information about their graduate programs and professional schools. The Graduate School Fair happens annually in October. 



This interactive panel is co-hosted by Career Readiness and LGBTQ+ student organizations. Out for Work happens annually in April. 



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. Smith Career Day happens annually in September.  Read More.



Ranches, conference centers and camps network with and recruit Sewanee students for summer jobs. The Summer Opportunities Fair happens annually in January. 


Wayfinding: Imagining your possible path(s)

Co-sponsored by All Saints' Chapel, this event is geared toward sophomore students who are interested in exploring possible career paths, reflecting on their strengths, and imagining their future. Wayfinding happens annually in November. 


Upcoming Events

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Check out the calendar below to see what's coming up next. If an event sounds interesting to you, add it to your personal Google calendar by clicking on the event and then selecting "copy to my calendar."


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.

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.

Sewanee Women in Business

Alumnae in various business roles.

Women in Tech Virtual Panel

Hear from alumnae in a variety of tech roles