Alumni

Alumni Horizons- Career Networking and Mentors

Senior Class Panel Zoom Discussion April 23, 2021 Facilitated by D-E Alumni Relations

Alumni Horizons Description

Dwight-Englewood School graduates succeed in a wide range of endeavors, from science and business to writing and the arts. Many alumni maintain bonds with D-E, coming back to campus to share their experiences with students and other alumni. In an effort to expand the access our current students and young graduates have to the broad community of D-E alumni, we have created new and exciting events and programs that we hope will help lead them on their individual career paths.

 Mentor Program

Recognizing the importance of a strong network in today’s professional world, the Development Office along with the Alumni Relations Committee Career Networking Subcommittee oversees a mentoring program that creates opportunities for young alumni to gain valuable career direction. The Career Mentor Program offers informational sessions with an alumnus/a. These sessions can provide consultation, networking, career trajectory information, and encouragement to college-age alumni mentee, who has identified specific areas of career interest and has been matched to the Mentor’s expertise. If interested, please fill out our Mentor Application or our Mentee Application online or fill out the pdf below and e-mail the application to D-EHorizons@d-e.org.
    • Click here to download Mentor Application (PDF)
    • Click here to download Mentee Application (PDF)

 Power Breakfast

The Power Breakfast is an annual event that showcases the diverse careers of our outstanding alumni. Graduates of all ages return to campus during Senior Selectives to speak to current seniors providing a more in-depth look at their career paths, successes and insights. Each student participates in round table conversations with alumni of their choice in four 20 minute “power” intervals (introduction, conversation, question & answer).

 Senior Class Panel

The Dwight-Englewood School hosts an annual event in which a panel of college age alumni in various fields shares academic and professional advice with current seniors. Conversations include how to find on and off campus jobs, join clubs, research and get internships, make course selections and more. These topics all lead to building a resume and determining a career path, searching for a job, interviewing and networking. Current seniors are able to talk informally with the young alumni panelists in their areas of interest after the panel.

 LINKEDIN & D-E

D-E encourages alumni to join the Alumni Group on LinkedIn (Dwight Englewood School Group), to strengthen and extend their network of trusted contacts. Alumni can connect with over 600 other alumni who can help them advance their career. Alumni can also post opportunities for internships and jobs on the site as well.

Alumni Horizons - Testimonials

"It was a pleasure meeting with my mentor. I appreciate the time that she had taken from her busy schedule to sit down and meet with me. I am grateful for the insight that she gave me into the finance field and for sharing her experiences with me. Once again, thank you for starting this program. It was extremely helpful." Matthew Weksler '16
 
"During the power breakfast my senior year, I spoke with Avery Landau '13 who is in the music business at Atlantic Records. I ended up interning for him and using him as a mentor throughout my music career. He has seen me go from an intern to a full A&R consultant and artist manager. If it wasn't for this power breakfast, I don't know where I would be." Lamaar Jaswal '18
 
"I met with my mentee and had a great conversation over coffee. He just shared his new short film script with me and I gave him some notes as well and may be able to get him some work in film on his off-time from school. Thanks for matching us up through the career mentor program. I think it'll be a good experience for both of us." Mark Stetson '02

Horizons Power Breakfast 2020

Thank you to our Alumni for participating in the virtual panel discussion for Class of 2020

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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.