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Strictly Benefits: July 2015

Teri Bradford Dear Alumni,

Happy Summer! I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying some rest and relaxation. While we keep busy with plenty of work, the pace feels slower during the summer.

We’ve devoted this issue to listing the various benefits available to you as a Westmont alumnus/a. While you can see this information online, you could easily overlook it. So I hope you find this email helpful and informative.

We seek to serve as a resource for alums of all ages and desire to help you in any way we can. Please let us know how we might assist you in your journey through life.

Blessings,
Teri Bradford Rouse
Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Contact Alumni & Parent Relations Staff

For Your Career

Career Webinar

Career Speaker Series

We’re working diligently to provide a variety of services and opportunities to help alums at various stages of their careers and professional lives. Career Webinars from Talent Marks offer online presentations in four categories: Career Search, Career Skills, Career Discussions and Career Encores. These wide-ranging sessions give students, graduates and alumni access to information that can help them professionally.

The Career Webinars are free, but you must register for them. Once you sign up, you’ll receive notification the day before each seminar with the topic and time. If you can’t listen live, you can find the webinar in the archives and listen at your convenience. I encourage you to take advantage of this great resource. Please let us know what you think.

Past and Upcoming Webinars Available to You:

Archived:

Upcoming Webinars:

July 29            The Six Secrets to a Happy Retirement
August 12       Second-Act Careers
August 19       You Can Retire Sooner Than You Thought
October 7       The Hidden Job Market: Creating Opportunities Out of Thin Air

    Check the website for many additional seminars.
Westmont College LinkedIn Page

LinkedInJoin the Westmont College Alumni Group on LinkedIn! Close to 2,600 members advertise jobs, seek positions or want to network. This fantastic resource benefits only Westmont alums. Sign up for our official community, “Westmont College Alumni Group” with our Westmont alumni logo visible.

Westmont JobSpot

Job Spot Look for or post a job through Westmont JobSpot, a service from the Office of Career Development and Calling. Scroll down to the large red spot and click Students/Alumni if you seek a position or Employers: Post a Job if you want to post one.

For Your Spiritual Life
Prayer Chapel
Daily Video Meditations

Job Spot Westmont’s Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation offers meditations to encourage and bless you. The series include: Fruit of the Spirit, Jesus Said, Gratitude and Our Father, which you can access anytime.

Westmont Chapel Online

Job Spot Do you remember favorite chapel talks? You can listen to them online with an archive going all the way back to 1971.

For Your Pocketbook
Pocketbook
Insurance Benefits

Insurance Westmont joins with Mercer Consumer and Liberty Mutual to provide exclusive, alumni-only discounts for life, health, auto and home insurance. You’ll receive occasional emails and mailings about these benefits, which may save you money. You can find more information online under Insurance Benefits.

Westmont College Bookstore

Westmont Bookstore Alums receive a 10 percent discount on most items in the bookstore, and you can order online.

Santa Barbara Hotels

Santa Barbara Local hotels and VRBOs offer discounted rates for your visit to Santa Barbara. Check out all the possibilities and remember to mention Westmont when you book rooms.

For Your Fun and Enjoyment
Events

Events Our office works hard to provide opportunities on and off campus for you to connect with each other. We’ll send you emails about events in your area, so make sure we have your updated contact information. You can also check the alumni page on the Westmont website for information about upcoming activities.

Travel Opportunities

Jerusalem Every few years we travel together to far-off places! Mark your calendar for the alumni trip to Israel in June 2017!

Young Alumni Events

Young Alumni We plan events and opportunities specifically for alums who graduated in the last 10 years. Check the alumni website or contact Sergio Hernandez, current student and young alumni coordinator, at shernand@westmont.edu for more information.

For Your Personal Fulfillment: Volunteer for Your Alma Mater!
WestmontBe a Reunion Leader

Is your class celebrating a reunion at Homecoming 2015, October 2-4? The classes of 1960, 1970, 1980 and 2000 still lack reunion leaders, and you have an opportunity to plan a memorable event and benefit your class. Recruit a classmate or two to help; our office also assists many ways. Start planning today while you still have time to get everyone together. Contact Lorinda Dry at ldry@westmont.edu for more information.

Provide an Internship/Externship or Hire a Student

Internships Give back to your alma mater by helping students and graduates secure work experience with an internship or an externship, which allows them to shadow you for a week at your job. Better yet, hire them for their first jobs and acquire excellent employees! Contact Teri Bradford Rouse at tbradfordrouse@westmont.edu for more information.

Career Coach

Career Coach Are you willing to review a student’s resume? Give a few job interviewing tips? Conduct an information interview? Students will benefit from your input and help. Contact Teri Bradford Rouse at tbradfordrouse@westmont.edu for more information.


Did You Know?

reflectionsDid you know you can view video meditations online? Westmont’s Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation offers these wonderful devotional videos, an easily accessible tool for daily inspiration. Westmont encourages the college community to listen and find spiritual refreshment. Start listening today!

Important Links

Job Spot - As an alum, you can both post and look for a job or internship for all Westmont alumni and students to see. What a great way to invest in Westmont and fill your employment needs.

Online Career Webinars - Remember our career series on the first Wednesday of every month September through June. Hear great speakers address a variety of career-related topics. Sign up for this free monthly series!

Join Westmont Connect - Westmont Connect, our new online tool, helps alums connect with each other. Have you moved lately? Update your contact information here as well.

Exciting Events in Your life? - Share your news with the Alumni Album section of the Westmont magazine.

Alumni Insurance Benefits - Westmont alums can take advantage of special rates and discounts for auto, homeowners, life and health insurance through Mercer Consumer and well-known providers such as Liberty Mutual Insurance.  If you are between 50-75 years of age, watch for a mailing about long-term care benefits in the near future.

Westmont Athletics – See Warrior Sports calendars and subscribe to the Warrior Update

Westmont Bookstore - Shop for gifts online. Don’t forget as an alum you get 10% off!

Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art - Discover information about the museum and exhibits.

iTunes U - Access the archive of Westmont chapels, lectures and events at itunesu.westmont.edu.

Give to Westmont

 

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