Brooks College kicks off professional series

(Photo by Dianne Carroll Burdick) Sheldon Kopperl, professor of liberal studies, talks with students during the first Brooks College Professional Series event on September 7 in the Kirkhof Center.
(Photo by Dianne Carroll Burdick) Sheldon Kopperl, professor of liberal studies, talks with students during the first Brooks College Professional Series event on September 7 in the Kirkhof Center.
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The first in a series of professional events designed for students in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies drew more than 80 people, some from Traverse City, Muskegon and Holland.

The kick-off event was held September 7 in the Kirkhof Center. Brian Jbara, director of the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising, said the year-long series is designed to provide students with networking skills and the ability to articulate “what it means to be a Brooks College student.”

“Students in our college have a variety of unique, exciting interests, and we want to help them understand all of the opportunities that exist after graduation,” Jbara said.

The Career Center gave a presentation; other round table discussions, some led by alumni, focused on mentoring, research and graduate school.

The next Brooks College Professional Series event is set for Wednesday, September 18; visit www.gvsu.edu/integrativelearning and click on “Brooks Professional Series” for more information.