The 2016 SEED Graduate Institute

On July 15-17, while so many Americans found themselves on vacation or trying to beat the heat, SEED graduates were hard at work honing their resumes, learning how to invest their money, networking, playing laser tag, and reuniting with friends at the 11th Annual SEED Graduate Institute (SGI).

Professional Development sessions ranged from financial education, including “The Art of Budgeting” and “Understanding Credit, Saving, and Investing”; a resume-writing workshop; a meditation and yoga session; and a professional networking mixer. Graduates were also able to choose interest-specific career workshops, such as “Creating the Perfect Art Portfolio,” “Developing and Presenting a Research Proposal,” and “Effective Internet Marketing & Writing.” In addition to learning from SEED friends and supporters–who volunteered to lead these sessions and help graduates hone their skills–participants also benefited from the wisdom of older SEED graduates during a graduate panel question-and-answer session.

We are deeply grateful to all the donors and supporters who made this extraordinary weekend of professional and personal development possible for our young graduates! To catch more highlights from this event, check out our photo album. Here is just a small glimpse into our graduates’ packed weekend: