How to Get the Most Out of the 2018 Tanner Conference

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October 23, 2018

It’s October, and that means Tanner is just around the corner (one week away, to be exact)!

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If you are presenting at Tanner, you are probably getting ready to wow the Wellesley community with all the great things you learned during your internship, study-abroad program, research, or civic engagement.

As you prepare your presentation, check out these helpful tips straight from the people who make Tanner possible.

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Even if you aren’t presenting this year, Tanner is still for you! It’s the perfect place to learn about all the amazing experiential learning opportunities that Wellesley can offer…

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...and get free advice from your Wellesley classmates who have already been there and done that.

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Before you go. Here are a few things you have to know.

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If you have been to this conference before, you might remember these programs.

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This year, the whole conference program is exclusively digital. You can view the Tanner Guidebook or download the Wellesley Guidebook app and find the presentations that interest you most, schedule your day, and check out the list of advisers and presenters.

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Unsure about how to use the guidebook? Tech support will be on hand to help you navigate this platform in the Pendleton East check-in area during the first half of the day.

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No more plastic water bottles! Be sure to bring a reusable one.

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TANNER + CAREER EDUCATION = Your Perfect Project

Tanner and Career Education are teaming up to make sure you have support before and after you find that perfect internship.

“The Tanner Conference is one of Wellesley's favorite traditions. Whether you’re presenting or attending, participating is a special opportunity to support your peers, share what you've learned, and begin to connect the dots between the liberal arts classroom and your observations and experiences out in the world.” – Liz Mandeville, Tanner Conference co-chair  

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Want to know more about what Tanner is all about and how it can help you figure out your next move? Check out the conference’s new website.

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Other things to know:

  • The 2018 Tanner Conference will be held in the Academic Quad.
  • Breakfast and breaks will be in PNE-Atrium.
  • Lunch will be served in ALH-Ballroom (Pomeroy Cafeteria will also be open).
  • All members of the Wellesley College community are welcome!

Feeling inspired? Meet campus representatives during lunch or visit Career Education’s website to make an appointment to learn more about experiential learning opportunities.