CMC Parent Newsletter - April 2018
In this issue:
Meet Dianna Graves '98: A VIP for Your Student's Life at CMC!
Careers: Silicon Valley Challenging Wall Street for CMC Grads
Kravis Leadership Institute: Leaders in the Making
A Student's Guide to Tasty Eats across the 5Cs
More Things We Wish We Had Known: CMC Advice from Parents Who've Been There

Meet Dianna Graves '98: A VIP for Your Student's Life at CMC!

By Linda Singh P'20

From time to time, we like to interview someone for our newsletter who can directly impact our students’ CMC experience. This time, it’s Dianna (DT) Graves ’98, CMC’s assistant vice president and dean of students. Stealing a bit from the Proust Questionnaire, I asked Dianna a few questions to get to know her.

Linda Singh: What are the main roles of an Assistant VP and Dean of Students?
Dianna Graves: I work with the Vice President for Student Affairs (Sharon Basso) to provide leadership for strategic planning and assessment, student activities and orientation, residential life and housing, academic success and counseling, health and wellness, disability services, community expectations and conduct, diversity and inclusion efforts, and public safety. Read more.

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Careers: Silicon Valley Challenging Wall Street for CMC Grads

By KK Streator P'18 P'21

CMC certainly has a sterling reputation for sending graduates to Wall Street, but recent data points to some new trends in student outcomes. Based on the career interest clusters used by the Soll Center for Student Opportunity, graduates of ’16 and ’17 were almost as likely to work in Consulting or Technology and Entrepreneurship as Accounting and Financial Services.

This data represents significant changes from student outcomes just three to four years ago. According to Ursula Diamond, Director of Student Opportunities, “particularly in the Class of 2017, we saw technology catching up to financial services for our students. Add in the consulting sector, and you can see that our student outcomes are now dominated by three industries versus two. This represents a key new finding for our graduates.” Read more.

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Kravis Leadership Institute: Leaders in the Making

By Kristin Baker P'20

A key part of the CMC mission is to "educate its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions." To that goal, the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI), located directly across from the Cube at the Kravis Center, is an incredible resource for our students. KLI is a premier academic and research center that provides CMC students unique opportunities to develop real-world leadership skills for public, private, and social sectors. Since joining CMC in January 2017 as professor of psychology and academic director of KLI, Professor David Day has been instrumental in developing a new and more relevant leadership competency model, aligned with President Hiram Chodosh’s vision for CMC students and the College. Read more.

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A Student's Guide to Tasty Eats across the 5Cs

By Vera Armus-Laski '18

The Claremont Consortium provides CMCers with resources that are atypical of a small liberal arts college experience. From extensive class offerings, to countless numbers of cross-campus clubs, the Consortium’s abundance of dining options is also quite notable, housing not one, not two, but seven (yes you read correctly) different dining halls.

If you decide to grab a meal at the 5Cs while visiting your student, you can use this guide of the most delicious dishes to help with your decision. Read more.

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More Things We Wish We Had Known: CMC Advice from Parents Who've Been There

By Michelle Cash P'20

One year ago, we published a list of “Things We Wish We Had Known” about the CMC experience, based on tips from parents. (See the April 2017 Parent Newsletter.) The response was fantastic, so we’re back again with more! Read this for helpful tips on everything CMC—and join our private Facebook group to keep up helpful hints from parents who’ve been there.

So, here we go for round 2 of “I wish I had known…” Read more.

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