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Student speaking with executive

Transitioning from college to starting a career can be an exciting yet daunting prospect for many students. With so many unknowns, students can feel overwhelmed.

One way Marietta College’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (CECD) is trying to help alleviate this stress is by inviting industry experts and potential employers to speak and interact with students.

On March 21, CECD welcomed 16 eager Marietta College students ready to explore the employment and internship opportunities at DexKo Global. The presenter, Danean Whipkey, Vice President of Human Resources at DexKo Global, brought a wealth of knowledge and insider insights to share with the attendees.

“Events like these are a testament to the invaluable role that CECD and the College play in bridging the gap between academia and the professional realm,” said Dr. Jacqueline Khorassani, Senior Director of CECD. “By facilitating these connections, we empower our students to take charge of their futures and pursue their dreams with confidence and purpose.”

For many students, this was their first glimpse into the inner workings of a company like DexKo Global, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered running gear. The information session provided a rare opportunity to hear directly from a seasoned professional about the company’s culture and values, while also learning about potential employment.

Throughout the event, Whipkey vividly described what it means to be part of the DexKo Global team. She shared insights into the various roles and responsibilities within the organization, highlighting the skills and qualities they seek in potential candidates.

“In a world where opportunities can seem elusive, having recruiters directly engage with students is a powerful catalyst for growth, inspiration, and success,” Khorassani added. “It is a reminder that the journey from student to professional is not one that must be navigated alone, but rather, a collaborative effort supported by mentors, industry leaders, and educational institutions committed to paving the way for the next generation of talent.”