These Tigers found what they were looking for!
I have had several very successful conversations with alum who have a great deal of insight and experience to share about their interaction with copyright law, whether in a firm environment or in the context of TV business affairs. I am now equipped with the necessary tools to take action and pursue my interests in the realm of IP law and the entertainment industry as a college sophomore.
This Ask and an identical Offer were posted to draw attention to an Offer I made in mid June that had received no responses. It appears to have worked because now I've had three. I had my first conversation with a recent alumna yesterday and it went very well. A second is scheduled for November and the third should be scheduled next semester when the student returns from a semester abroad.
I've been so excited to help alumni with LinkedIn, and have had several grads to reach out to me because of this post. I certainly wouldn't have had these conversations without Switchboard, and I'm gratified to know that I've been able to help alumni who may not have reached out to our office for this kind of advice.
Warry, thank you so much for sharing President Veitch's inaugural speech with us when you visited Alumni and Parent Engagement. I found Magdalena's Lamp deeply inspiring, and think it would be a great read for any student or alum. I'd love to know what the version of you just beginning in IT would say about chatting this way on Switchboard...pretty amazing :)
Twenty five years ago, ten years before I retired from a very successful career, I made the decision to be a volunteer at Oxy after I retired. Accompanying that decision was the title I would assume: COMOC – which would stand for Crazy Old Man On Campus. Then I realized that the letters needed to have a more substantial underpinning so I came up with Counselor, Ombudsman, Mentor, Organization, Communication. With varying degrees of success, I’ve been able to use each of those skills over the last fifteen years. My hope is that oxy.switchboard may open new opportunities to be of service. My career did not exist when I was a student at Oxy; computer programming, systems design, Information Technology. And with the exponential advancements in IT over the last 15 years I think it’s safe to say that my career no longer exists. But I believe the fundamental foundation stones have always been and will always be. That’s what I meant when I spoke about EXPERIENCE. I think I’ve had enough to be able to meet you wherever you are on the spectrum. I’m pragmatic, practical and positive. For me, hope is eternal. There is nothing too trivial to talk about.