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Wilson College to host 'Campus2Career' presentation

August 25, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College will host "The Ultimate Road Trip: Campus2Career," a free presentation for first-year and returning college students on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall.

The program, which is open to the public, will also be helpful for high school seniors and their parents, as well as parents of college students, the college said in a prepared release.

The program emphasizes the importance of academics, time management, setting goals and maximizing opportunities both in college and in future careers. It will be presented by a representative of Making It Count, which is part of Monster.com.

"Currently, only 68 percent of college freshmen progress to their sophomore year," J.R. Cifani, vice president of Making It Count, said in the release. "Couple that with the fact that only 47 percent of students entering college will graduate within five years, and the importance of the program becomes very clear. We are providing students with a map to realize their goals and ambitions."

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The impact of the message presented can be seen in the positive evaluation scores given the program by both educators and students.

In 2007, campus personnel rated the value of the ideas presented at 9.3 on a 10-point scale, and students rated the ideas presented at 8.7 on a 10-point scale.

More information can be found online at www.makingitcount.com or by contacting Heather Drumm, Wilson's career development director, at 717-262-2006, ext. 3314, or hdrumm@wilson.edu.

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