Community Leaders to Speak at RAMP Career Panel

Humboldt State’s Residential Academic Mentoring Program will host a career panel with community leaders Monday, April 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall above the College Creek Marketplace. The event is free and open to the public.

Geared toward first-time freshmen, “Beyond the Finish Line” will include a panel discussion about the current job market, strategies for professional success and tips for becoming a leader in the workplace.

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Assistant sociology professor Joshua Meisel gets to know students at a RAMP faculty dinner. Started last year, RAMP provides academic and social support to first-time freshmen.

“This event will get students motivated to pick a career path and start thinking about opportunities after college,” says Bryan Kelly, student retention and projects coordinator for Student Affairs. “It’s also a great opportunity for local leaders to share what they’ve learned and for students to make valuable community connections.”

The panelists will include:

There will also be a dinner and raffle for students. Prizes include vouchers to the university bookstore, J Points, and Center Arts tickets.

The Residential Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) provides academic and non-academic support services to first-time freshmen. Incoming freshmen are paired with an upperclassmen mentor who provides academic advising, clarifies university policies and directs students to campus and community resources.

For more information on RAMP, visit humboldt.edu/reslife/ramp.

For more information on “Beyond the Finish Line,” contact Bryan Kelly at (707) 826-5698 or bryan.kelly@humboldt.edu.