A Busy October: From Silly to Serious


Ask your student if they had fun at Oktoberfest, which wrapped up this past Saturday with a full slate of activities and lots of live music. Some of Longwood’s most cherished traditions—including Color Wars and bonfire—take place during this fall semester celebration. (Color Wars pits students graduating in odd years against those graduating in even years in a battle of red and green paint. Bonfire is all about hot apple cider and telling stories from Longwood’s history.) You can see a full album of photos here—and maybe even catch a glimpse of your student.


Hearing that your child has gotten a job in a field they’ve worked so hard to prepare for, or been accepted to graduate school, rank toward the top of life’s best moments.

Longwood—and many of our alumni—are committed to helping students achieve those goals, and Career Week, coming up Oct. 11-14, is a perfect example of that commitment.

The week is designed to help your student navigate the job-search and graduate-school application process, as well as connect with Longwood’s alumni network and meet potential employers.

All students are welcome at the sessions noted below. It’s really never too soon to start crafting a killer resume or thinking about what it takes to get into graduate school. How to land an internship will also be on the agenda.

Please encourage your student to take full advantage of the week’s activities, which are detailed below.

Any parents, and especially those who are Longwood alums, are welcome to attend the networking session Wednesday evening (Oct. 13). Alumni parents also are invited to attend the alumni reception Thursday evening (Oct. 14). If you have any questions, you can reach out to Megan Miller, associate director of campus career engagement, at millermp@longwood.edu or 434-395-2064.

Students and parents who plan to attend should register here: http://www.longwood.edu/career/career-week/. A full schedule and descriptions of events are also available on this website.

If your student has any questions, they can email alumni@longwood.edu or career@longwood.edu.


Monday, Oct. 11
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop | 3 p.m. | Upchurch University Center, Room 300

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Graduate School Preparation Workshop | 1 p.m. | Upchurch University Center, Room 300
LinkedIn and Networking Workshop | 3 p.m. | Maugans Alumni Center, Martinelli Room

Wednesday, Oct. 13
Alumni, Student and Employer Networking Event | 6 p.m. | Upchurch University Center, Soza Ballroom

Thursday, Oct. 14
Career, Internship and Engagement Fair | 1 p.m. | Maugans Alumni Center, Blackwell Ballroom
Alumni Reception | 6:30 p.m. | Radcliff Hall

—Sabrina Brown