Honor Society Students Meet to Discuss Career Opportunities

Honor Society Students Meet to Discuss Career Opportunities; Despite Weak Job Market, NSCS Students Are Bullish on Their Futures.

Washington, DC, June 19, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) today announced its keynote speaker line-up: former MTV correspondent Gideon Yago; "The Big Give" finalist Cameron Johnson; best-selling author Tim Ferriss; documentary filmmaker and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Rory Kennedy; and Senator Jeff Smith from Missouri. The NSCS Convention will be held on July 17-19, 2008 in Lake Buena Vista, FL and is exclusively for members of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society for high achieving freshmen and sophomores.

The Convention will also feature over 35 sessions reflecting top students majors including pre-med, psychology, business, communications and education. Speakers will be providing not only cutting-edge information about their areas of expertise, but also plenty of networking opportunities and solid career advice crafted for students seeking employment in a challenging job market. Expert speakers come from esteemed organizations including the Mayo Clinic, Teach For America, Disney, PBS's Roadtrip Nation, UCF College of Medicine, Peace Corps, and NASA.

Experts from the Mayo Clinic will discuss the future of medicine, including virtual biopsies, computers designed to detect Alzheimer’s and other medical breakthroughs. Peace Corps representatives will talk about global public service opportunities. The Orlando Repertory Theatre’s executive director will explain how members can break into the entertainment industry. Many attendees will also participate in the Convention Challenge, a team-building exercise that entails running a Disney theme park for a three-hour session.

Past Convention attendees are especially excited about returning to the Convention. “Leaving the NSCS convention last year, I became more excited about my future than when I had arrived,” said Ben Tam, a rising senior at University of Illinois at Chicago. “It was great to speak with companies, programs, and schools that seek out NSCS students.”

Recruiters from grad schools such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Teacher’s College at Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis will also be present to discuss opportunities with NSCS members. In addition to potential career opportunities, workshops will focus on job skills. Recruiters from New York Life, GEICO and other corporate firms will help students develop resume writing, interviewing and budgeting skills.

“The purpose of the NSCS Convention is to bring NSCS members from across the country together in one place where they can meet fellow members and learn skills that will transform their lives and communities,” said Stephen E Loflin, NSCS Executive Director.

To learn about specific Convention events, visit the Web site, http://convention.nscs.org/2008

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Mishri Someshwar