Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

September 2014

Campus Headlines

Supporting First-Generation College Students

Christy Cole '16 organized a student group on campus for first-generation college students like herself.

Networking Networking With IWU Alumni Boosts Job Opportunities for Grads
Several Illinois Wesleyan graduates have found positions through connections with fellow Titans at The Horton Group in the Chicago area.

Interns Illinois Wesleyan Interns Win COUNTRY Financial Competition
Teams including Kimberly Wenger '15 and Kelsey Emmert '15 took first and second place in COUNTRY Financial's annual case study competition for summer interns.

Class of 2013 Class of 2013 Employed at Rates Higher than National Average
Nearly 90 percent of the Class of 2013 were either employed or attending graduate school full time within six months of graduating, according to the annual survey of graduates.

InternshipsStudents Fill Summer With Internships
From Hollywood to Hanoi, nearly 200 Illinois Wesleyan University students gained work experience and career knowledge during their summer break from classes.

Titans New Titans Celebrate with Selfies, Social Media
The Class of 2018 celebrated their arrival as Titans – and shared the fun of Orientation activities – on social media. Check out our #TurningTitan14 mash-up.

Scholarship Opportunities

LisaUndergraduate Research Scholarships
Students at Illinois Wesleyan have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by research stipends. This summer, Eckley winners pursued independent research and Mellon Humanities Scholars explored big ideas.

Internship Possibilities


To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled information on IWU student internships at over 700 organizations in more than 200 cities. At left, Alan Russian '15 spent his summer in a highly coveted internship at Google.

Connecting College Majors to Careers


Not sure what major to pursue? Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, accounting major Rod Adams '95 is US Recruiting Leader at Big Four firm PwC.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Fast Company: Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees
Tech CEOs across the country agree that liberal arts training – with its emphasis on creativity and critical thinking – is vital to the success of their business.

See More Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

Video Highlights

Find Your Path:
Christopher Crown on Choosing IWU


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We hope you enjoy this edition of our monthly newsletter designed to keep you up to date with important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University.

With your hectic schedule, we know you don't have time to visit the website of every college, so we're providing a "Reader's Digest" version of information that might be helpful as you counsel your students.

Titans In The News

Best College Reviews
Bloomington-Normal was ranked among the 50 best college towns in America.

Quad-City Times
Scott Kuffel '84, Geneseo school superintendent, is the new president of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

Hollywood Reporter
A new psychological thriller written by T.J. Cimfel and David White, both class of 1996 grads, is now in production.

The Madison-St. Clair Record

Troy Bozarth '92 was installed as President Elect of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

David Adkins '83 was appointed president of Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., where he has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

President Richard F. Wilson took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during orientation activities for new students. Also reported by The Pantagraph. Watch a video.

Benjamin Butler '98 has joined Alliant Insurance Services' Tribal First group as First Vice President.

Tim Lambert '90 was named general counsel of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company.

The (Joliet) Times Weekly
Todd Koehl '82 was named superintendent of the Troy School District, with schools in Joliet and Shorewood.

The Times of Northwest Indiana
Dan Carden '00 is the Indianapolis bureau chief and covers Indiana state government for The Times.

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