Career Development Month Kick-Off: Roadtrip Nation, Jeff Havens and More

By Purnell T. Cropper | October 28, 2011

Career Development’s celebratory kick-off to November, National Career Development Month, attracted a large crowd on Tuesday, Oct. 25, thanks to a visit from Roadtrip Nation. Students stopped by the Green RV on the Knight Hall quad to learn about the organization’s mission to help students create their own paths. Much of the discussion included how students can find creative ways to explore career options through learning about themselves and others.

“I appreciate individuals like the five Roadies who are willing to spread this type of encouragement on college campuses,” said Stewart Wanser ’15.

The Roadies asked Arcadia students to think about their dream jobs and write their thoughts on the RV. “Arcadia students seemed very engaged and not afraid to put themselves out there and ask questions,” said one Roadie. “For us, this was very refreshing! Having traveled to numerous campuses, it was great interacting with curious, intuitive students. It is apparent that your global message resounds within the student body. Arcadia, you were all amazing.”

Students carried the career theme through the week, attending an employment workshop with the U.S. Secret Service to gain a better understanding of the organization’s job search process. Jeff Havens, comedian and author, also entertained a crowd on Thursday evening with his act, “How to Get Fired,” a satirical look at the value of professionalism in the workplace.

“Career Development encourages you to keep up the good work,” says Stephenie Wilson, Assistant Director of Career Education. “You can look forward to further discussions on career related issues in the Bulletin throughout November. To learn more about what we can do to assist you with your career planning, contact us at or 215-572-2939.”