Parents and Families
January 2020
A warm hello to our Denison Family!
We hope your student has had a restful and enjoyable Winter Break. We are excited to welcome students back to campus next week. Below is some information you might find to be helpful as the Spring Semester begins.
Denison Everywhere: You’re Invited!
You are invited to attend the 15th annual edition of what has become one of Denison’s most popular traditions: Denison Everywhere. Join us on Wednesday, January 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., in more than 80 cities across the country and around the world! Learn more and register here.
Students can shake off the winter blahs at the Winter Involvement Fair
With more than 170 registered student organizations, your student can find new ways to get involved on campus at the Winter Involvement Fair from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, in Slayter Hall Student Union.
Get a fresh start to the second semester
As students start their second semester, they may have some mixed feelings. This is normal. You can find some concrete suggestions for parents to help their students here. You’ll find other ideas here, including help at the Academic Resource Center, and information about the Productivity Circle, a weekly group that helps students manage workloads and deadlines.
A message from The Knowlton Career Center
In the spring semester, many juniors “get serious” about discussing and identifying their post-college plans, in part because they want to ensure that they maximize this coming summer. While some juniors may already have a plan for the summer, the reality is that most are still “in process,” and some are just starting to develop a plan. We are here to help. There are many appropriate ways to spend the junior summer, including working at a job or an internship, conducting summer research, participating in a summer study-abroad program, or taking additional classes to build skills in important areas.
Junior Summer resources (all of which are available to those on Study Abroad programs this semester):
  • Handshake — Explore Handshake for potential job and internship opportunities for this summer.
  • VMock — Update your résumé with VMock. This amazing tool utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to review and score résumés and provide feedback for improvement.
  • Wisr — Students can identify and connect with more than 1,500 Denison alumni who have expressed a willingness to network with students through the Wisr platform.
  • Mock Interviews — Schedule a mock interview with a career coach before their next interview. We are happy to do these via Skype/Zoom for students who are abroad.
If you or your employer is in a position to offer summer internship opportunities, please contact either David Snider, assistant director of employer relations, at or Judy Gregory White ’86, director of career preparation & employer relations, at
The Knowlton Note
Students get the latest career news through the Knowlton Note (published every Monday). And you can get connected to the Knowlton Center, as well, by signing up for the Knowlton Note or following the Knowlton Center on Facebook and Instagram or by checking out our blog.
Here’s to a great second semester for both you and your student! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns at
We’re here for you!
And we wish you and your student a relaxing end to Winter Break and a healthy start to the Spring Semester.
Go Big Red!
Kristy Barngrover Clear ’10
Senior Associate Director of Alumni & Family Engagement
Office of Alumni & Family Engagement | 740-587-6634 |
Denison University, 100 West College Street, Granville, OH 43023 | 740-587-0810 |
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