Alums share experiences in new discussion series
Film and new media studies wasn’t a major at Wheaton College when David McKinley ’93, Rachel Bowie ’04 and Lisa Madison ’05 were students. But they all ended up with successful media careers, and their liberal arts education helped them get there.
The three graduates were back on campus last spring to talk about their experiences during Wheaton’s first LEAPS (Liberal Education And Professional Success) panel discussion. Sponsored by the Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities (WIIH) and Wheaton’s film and new media studies program, LEAPS gives students insight into making the transition from liberal arts student to young professional.
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