POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Career advisors from 28 highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities are gathering at Vassar College this week to plan how best to serve their institutions' students, including face-to-face conversations with employers.
Vassar will host the Liberal Arts Careers NetWORK (LACN) Summit from June 11-13, an annual event that combines professional development work among the career advisors, with the opportunity to directly discuss hiring practices and needs with a range of employers.
The LACN was founded in 1996 to help liberal arts students and graduates gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, develop and sustain innovative technological career resources and services. The organization not only offers students information on upwards of 20,000 internship and job opportunities, but it also provides employers services to match their hiring needs to well qualified candidates from LACN schools. Leveraging its pool of 60,000 highly competitive students, LACN makes it possible for employers to market job vacancies, as well as to locate and evaluate candidates.
In addition to Vassar, the LACN includes these top schools: Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Carleton College, Clark University, Colby College, Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross, College of Wooster, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Hartwick College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hope College, Macalester College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Oberlin College, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, Trinity College, Union College, Washington and Lee University, Wesleyan University and Wellesley College.
At http://www.lacn-group.org there's additional information on the LACN's activities, affiliate schools, and services for employers – including a free job and internship listing service.