What does it mean to be who you are and be that well? At Visitation Academy, it is the foundation for the knowledge, skills, and virtues instilled in young women during their time at Viz. But it is much more than that. It is how graduates take their experiences at Viz out into the world to achieve success in a diverse array of careers as well as how they share their success to help better those around them. Viz alumnae truly are a testament to the value of a Visitation education and the lifelong impact of the Viz experience.
Four distinguished Viz alumnae recently pooled their collective expertise to form the first-ever young alumnae professional panel. Viz graduates from the Classes of ’02, ’04, ’09, and ’13, with diverse backgrounds that include corporate recruiter for Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, attorney at Stinson LLP, HR coordinator at American Integrity Insurance, and marketing executive and owner of CWT Consulting Group, came together virtually to share their individual perspectives and insights on interviewing and networking, using social media to one’s professional advantage, and clear workplace communication strategies. The panelists also fielded questions and provided career advice to participants. More events like this are planned for the future. With more than 1,500 graduates since 2000 alone, you never know who the next set of Viz professional alumnae panelists might be.
Viz also sponsors an Alumnae and Parent Career Mentor program to assist current students and recent graduates. Viz alumnae and parents who participate in this program serve as a “sounding board,” speaking with students one-on-one to answer questions and provide insights into their desired career path. In some cases, shadowing and paid or unpaid internships may be available. If you are interested in sharing your industry knowledge and becoming a mentor or are a student seeking a mentor, please visit the program page above to register.
The Viz Upper School Counseling Department also provides college and career counseling support, including virtual career Zoom sessions with both Viz alumnae and professionals outside of Viz in addition to other resources to assist students in identifying and exploring career options.
Viz. For life.
Visitation Academy has a long-standing legacy of empowering women to be who they are and be that well, as evidenced by the countless success stories from the school’s amazing alumnae. What is even more telling about the Viz experience is the way its graduates empower others to do the same.