Milligan speaker prepares students for life after college
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 4, 2015) — Each year after graduation, many college twentysomethings ask themselves one simple, existential question: “Now what do I do?”
Jessica Stollings, president and founder of the consulting company ReGenerations, wants to help students make that transition from college life to real life. She will speak at Milligan College on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. convocation in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel. That evening, she’ll present again at 6 p.m. in Hyder Auditorium located in the college’s Science Building. Both events are free and open to the public.
“College students have a hard time finding their fit after college,” said Stollings, who is from Bristol, Tennessee, and founded the company this year after watching her own friends struggle with managing the post-college transition. “I want to help raise students’ awareness to think about what’s next.”
At convocation, Stollings will talk to students about what she describes as the “huge gap in understanding between different generations.” At the evening lecture, she will discuss how students can find their calling by recognizing their strengths, as well as address basic finances and professional etiquette in the workplace.
Heather Vaccaro, Milligan’s instructor of business administration, heard Stollings speak at a recent conference and thought students would benefit from her advice.
“Jessica does a wonderful job illustrating how different generations perceive communication, both intrinsically and extrinsically,” said Vaccaro. “For new college graduates, it’s vital for them to know how to communicate with their peers and supervisors when they enter the workplace.”
On a daily basis, Milligan students can utilize the college’s Center for Calling and Career Exploration which posts jobs, internships and helps guide students through the various career and grad school options available. Within one year of graduation, 98 percent of Milligan students have jobs or go on to graduate school. Learn more about the center at www.milligan.edu/career.
Stollings’ book “Regenerations,” which discusses her lecture topics in more detail, will be available for purchase at her events. For more information on Stollings and her company, visit www.re-generations.org and read her blog, “#shareitfwd.”
For more information on Milligan arts events, visit www.milligan.edu/arts.
MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs. To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.