Career advice, free food, microfinance panel

The Community Advisors from the CRC are hosting two programs this Friday, Dec. 5.

Are you stressed out by the former (the future) and relieved by the latter (free food)? Come to the CRC to simultaneously start/continue planning your life after Wesleyan and eat free food from Sweet Harmony! There will be time to meet with CRC counselors for fifteen minutes: you can meet one on one or in groups of two or three. You can get your resume and coverletter checked. There will also be counselors answering questions in the main area. Finally, there will be
mini-talks at 12:15, 1:15, and 2:15 concerning major concerns (the state of the economy, for example).

Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Place: Career Resource Center

Microfinance panel discussion: The panel is being co-sponsored by the Career Resource Center and the student group IMPACT (Integrity and Mobility for the Poor through Access to Capital today). The panel will host a discussion between 3 experts on the theme, ‘Microfinance and the empowerment of women’. We have decided to focus the panel discussion on women as they are the targets of many microfinance programs and thought to be a agents of sustainable development. The panel will be followed by dinner from Tandoor and discussion.

Date: Friday, Dec. 5
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 001

8 thoughts on “Career advice, free food, microfinance panel

  1. Anonymous

    Ahh yes, the CRC…completely useless unless you want to go to medical school or become an investment banker.

  2. Anonymous

    Ahh yes, the CRC…completely useless unless you want to go to medical school or become an investment banker.

  3. Anonymous

    from the Econ majors email:”This panel of academics and experts in the field of microfinance will include panelists:Marianne Benet, Wes ’98, is currently Manager for Strategic Initiatives at FINCA International, where she oversees the development and implementation of innovative products and services for FINCA’s worldwide operations. FINCA International is a non-profit microfinance organization that provides financial service to the world’s lower-income entrepreneurs. Ms. Benet is also a member of the Board of Directors of FINCA Afghanistan, and is the co-founder of Women Advancing Microfinance in New York City (WAM/NY). Dean Karlan, is Professor of Economics at Yale University and has done extensive research on the impact of microfinance. Professor Karlan’s research focuses on microeconomic issues of poverty, specifically employing experimental methodologies to examine what works, what does not, and why. He focuses on microfinance program design internationally, and voting and charitable giving behavior domestically.Sundari Gurung, is former president of Hatemalo women’s cooperative in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hatemalo, started by Gurung in 2001, is a microfinance collective that provides impoverished Nepali women access to savings and loans to start their own small businesses.”

  4. Anonymous

    from the Econ majors email:
    “This panel of academics and experts in the field of microfinance will include panelists:

    Marianne Benet, Wes ’98, is currently Manager for Strategic Initiatives at FINCA International, where she oversees the development and implementation of innovative products and services for FINCA’s worldwide operations. FINCA International is a non-profit microfinance organization that provides financial service to the world’s lower-income entrepreneurs. Ms. Benet is also a member of the Board of Directors of FINCA Afghanistan, and is the co-founder of Women Advancing Microfinance in New York City (WAM/NY).

    Dean Karlan, is Professor of Economics at Yale University and has done extensive research on the impact of microfinance. Professor Karlan’s research focuses on microeconomic issues of poverty, specifically employing experimental methodologies to examine what works, what does not, and why. He focuses on microfinance program design internationally, and voting and charitable giving behavior domestically.

    Sundari Gurung, is former president of Hatemalo women’s cooperative in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hatemalo, started by Gurung in 2001, is a microfinance collective that provides impoverished Nepali women access to savings and loans to start their own small businesses.”

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