Classnotes


Calling School of Business and Economics Grads


SBE Intern Amy MurphySBE Intern Amy Murphy (left) works with fellow Redwood Credit Union employee at her internship in Windsor, CA.

When you were an SBE student, did you ever need help finding the right internship? Wish for more help with your job search? Long for a mentor in the business community?

The Center for Advising and Placement (CAP) was created to address not only the needs of our students but also the increasing needs of North Bay employers for SBE interns.

Developing stronger connections with our highly accomplished and experienced alumni is a key focus. An Alumni Speaker Series will showcase the achievements of alumni to current students. An Alumni Mentoring Program will be a valuable opportunity for students to learn the ropes from successful graduates.

The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce is partnering with CAP to host the first Career and Internship Expo for SBE students in October. Freshmen and sophomore students will be able to begin career searches, juniors can seek internships, and seniors can look for career positions. Consider representing your employers at this event so that our students see firsthand your success in the business community.

CAP will actively develop more relationships like the longstanding one with Target Corporation. Says Melissa Chu, Target Campus Recruiter, “The partnership with CAP has contributed to the increasing success of bringing top-caliber students to the company.”

A new CAP website is in early development. Check it soon for opportunities to get involved. Post an internship or job. Volunteer to review student resumes or deliver a workshop on interviewing skills.

Join us in developing our array of programs. Your experience, ideas, and involvement are crucial to our success. Establishing a strong link with you will enhance the value of the SBE student experience, assisting students to prepare effectively for a productive career after graduation.

To get on board, contact CAP Coordinator, Sarah Dove at sarah.dove@sonoma.edu or
(707) 664-2548.