Fall on the Mall

Donuts and Apple Cider Present Opportunity for Career Services to Reach Students

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  • Junior Kylee Lorio, Office of Career Services Administrative Assistant Madeleine Martin and Director of Career Services Sherry Talbott were handing out hot apple cider and Krispy Kreme donuts on Friday, Oct. 23.

  • Director of Career Services Sherry Talbott talks with a student about setting up a Handshake account during the Fall on the Mall event.

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Shaina Breeden, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va.- On Friday, Oct. 23, Career Services was on the mall handing out Krispy Kreme donuts and hot apple cider to promote job-hunting resources.

It is an opportunity to meet students in an outdoor setting, to enjoy the fall weather, to do something nice for the campus, to remind students that Career Services is here for them and to promote Career Services resources,” said Director of Career Services and Internships Sherry Talbott. 

Fall on the Mall, which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., featured a new job-search platform called Handshake. Students who activated their Handshake profile were entered into a drawing to win a Bridgewater College sherpa sweater.

“Handshake is also a great resource for learning about career related events that help prepare students for their professional future,” said Talbott. “Handshake is also interconnected with other colleges and universities; for example, next week, Bridgewater students are invited to the UVA virtual career fair.” 

Overall, around 200 students, faculty and staff stopped by to grab a hot cup of apple cider and a donut. 

“I’m really happy, because I haven’t had breakfast and this is a good opportunity for me to eat my favorite food,” said senior Emily Gormus. 

“I really like this event — it’s nice to stop by and get a donut. Thank you to Career Services for doing this,” said junior Jackie Letaiugyang.

“Career Services is located in the Academic Resources Suite in the Forrer Learning Commons.  Students can make appointments to talk about anything from choosing a major to developing a four year action plan,” said Talbott.