I thoroughly enjoyed Alumni Week! Although I didn’t get around to every workshop I wanted to because of classes, the ones I was able to see were so informative and insightful. I think my interview with my alumni partner, Drew Swedberg, went really well. I found out quite a lot about him, as he was very eloquent when he spoke about his time at Muhlenberg (so eloquent I genuinely have no idea how I’m going to cut his responses down to just 30 seconds). One thing he said when I mentioned that to him was that sometimes as a documentarian a person will get hours of a film only to crop it to an hour-long time slot, and that resonated with me because he was definitely right, and I never thought of it that way. Next time, I would like to have a bigger time slot than 30 seconds crop the interview down to, because he really said some amazing things that I felt are necessary to learn about his place, in a sense of where he is now and where he was back at Muhlenberg.
The alumni panel with Jeri Cohen was actually really helpful, and I got a job interview out of it because she loved my ideas for advertising so much. I love how just the one workshop I did with her resulted in her offering me a chance at an internship, I didn’t even realize I could network just by being an active participant in the workshop and by coming up with creative ideas. I actually found a workshop I’d never thought I’d go to as very helpful. Overall, I think Alumni Week was a really great success for me, and I can’t wait to continue networking next year.