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Expert Tips on LinkedIn

Tuesday, April 27 | 6 p.m.

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools to build your network and a strong profile is a necessary first step. Join us at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, for a Zoom session led by Jesse Merk ’17! Merk is the North America Onboarding Lead at SAP America, Inc.

In this session, you’ll learn tips and tricks for creating a LinkedIn profile that will help you stand out while showcasing your personal brand. Additionally, you’ll learn how to tap into the 10,000-plus Central alumni community on LinkedIn. You won’t want to miss this session; 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn for hiring purposes!

Because we know that networking is essential whether virtually or in-person, we’re also giving away five copies the book “The Ties that Bind: Networking with Style” by 2004 graduate Danny Beyer. For a chance to win, make sure you RSVP using the button below!

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Scholarship Brunch & Graduate Luncheon

Saturday, May 15

Join us Saturday, May 15, for special, invite-only meals honoring graduating seniors who are recipients of donor-funded scholarships.

Per campus policy, face masks or face shields are required, except when seated at your table. Hand sanitizing stations will be present as well.

Please RSVP by April 30. Contact Mary Benedict, assistant director for alumni relations, for more information.


The brunch starts at 10 a.m. in Central Market. Attendance is limited to a small number of scholarship donors, graduates with donor-funded scholarships and their maximum of two guests. The brunch is free to scholarship recipients and their two guests.


If you cannot attend the brunch and short program or if you and your family are wondering what to do for lunch on graduation day, there is a separate lunch open to all graduates and their families starting at 11 a.m. in Central Market. The lunch is free to graduates and up to two guests. Any additional guests will need to pay $15 at the door.


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Commencement 2021

Saturday, May 15 | 2 p.m.

Celebrate the accomplishments of Central’s Class of 2021 at this year’s Commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 15.

Watch the 2021 Commencement livestream at beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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