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Distributed February 7, 2005
Contact Mary Jo Curtis

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Brown Alumni Association presents Career Week 2005

The Brown Alumni Association will present Career Week 2005 for University students Wednesday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. More than 100 alumni will take part in career panels and networking sessions throughout the four-day program. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown students will have an opportunity to network with alumni and learn about successful career building when the Brown Alumni Association presents Career Week 2005 Wednesday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005.

More than 100 alumni will take part in a four-day program that will enable undergraduate students to explore a wide variety of career fields and connect with experienced professionals as they consider their career options in today’s challenging job market. Career Week 2005 will feature seven “career conversations” – issue-specific discussions on topics such as internships, effective job interviewing and how to prepare for one’s first job – on Feb. 9-11. These sessions will be followed on Feb. 12 by three “track sessions” consisting of 24 career-specific panel discussions on professions ranging from government, business and finance, to medicine and social services, to the arts, sciences and media. In addition, Agnes Doody, professor emerita from the University of Rhode Island, will lead seniors through an etiquette dinner on Feb. 10.

Editors: Although this program is not open to the public, reporters are invited to cover individual sessions and/or the etiquette dinner. For a full schedule of events and complete information on panel participants, visit

Among the scheduled panelists are:

  • Chris Bizzacco ’03, deputy chief of staff, City of Providence;
  • David Bowen ’86, minority deputy staff director, federal Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions;
  • Richard Campagna ’72, former vice presidential candidate, Libertarian Party;
  • David Cicilline ’83, mayor, City of Providence;
  • Janet McLaughlin ’68, director for school construction, State of Maine;
  • James Moran P’05, U.S. Representative (D-Va.), U.S. Congress;
  • Robert Samors ’81, associate vice president, Federal Relations, University of North Carolina;
  • Grace Yuan ’85, partner, Preston, Gates, Ellis LLP.

Sponsored by the Fisher family, an anonymous donor and the Brown Alumni Association, Career Week 2005 is coordinated by the Career development Center and the Office of Alumni Relations. For more information or to arrange to cover an event, call (401) 863-2476.


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