The prospect of life after graduation can be daunting – and who better to give advice than Dartmouth students who were in your shoes just a few years ago? Join Dartmouth fellow undergrads to hear from three recent graduates about their insights and advice.

Beyond the Green: What We Wish We Had Known

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Room 041, Haldeman Center

Join us for Tuk Tuk apps as Katie (Edkins) Milligan ’12, Kevin Griffith ’14, and David Cordero ’16 share their advice and insights. John Engelman ’68 will moderate this panel of young alumni as they answer questions such as: 

  • What habits do you wish you had broken before graduation?
  • What questions do you wish you had asked during your internships? 
  • How do you make Dartmouth connections when you move?
  • What do you wish you had known before applying for your first job?
  • What interview blunders should students know about?

Be sure to bring your own questions as we'll have time for questions from the audience as well! 

Attendees will be entered into drawings for Dartmouth swag and one lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to PINE!

Alumni Bios

David S. Cordero ’16 is a Marketing & Communications Specialist at IBM in Boston, MA, and will move to Philadelphia in 2019 to pursue a Ph.D. in Communications at the Annenberg School of Communications at Penn. Since leaving Hanover two years ago, David has embraced urban life and become a true New Englander, despite continuing to see himself as a Californian at heart. At IBM he has continued to combine research and practice, promoting research-driven communications strategies. In his free time he’s nurtured his culinary aspirations and developed a taste for buffalo-chicken-flavored foods.

At Dartmouth, David majored in English, minored in Computer Science, and was a Senior Fellow, which exempt him from classes to pursue independent research on the representation of LGBTQIA+ individuals online. He rode with the Varsity Equestrian team, was photography editor of the Aegis, and designed Dartmouth Dining Services’ branding. He is a first-generation college student who participated in FYSEP, and as a self-identified gay man he prioritizes mentoring traditionally underrepresented people.

Kevin Griffith ’14 is a Consultant at Bain & Company and currently on educational leave to earn his MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. At Bain, Kevin has worked on projects related to corporate strategy, M&A, and customer strategy, and has spent most of his time in the company’s Technology, Media & Telecom and Industrial Goods & Services practice areas. He has worked in Bain’s Dallas and Boston offices. 

Kevin graduated from Dartmouth in 2014 with an AB and BE, both in chemical engineering. While a student at Dartmouth, he was a co-president of the Hill Winds Society and member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also spent the majority of his waking hours in the Class of 1953 Commons.

Katie (Edkins) Milligan ’12 is a Principal on the Health Innovation Team at Mercer, a global HR consulting company. She has been at Mercer for over five years, before which she was a Research Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is also a fiction writer, and has been taking writing classes in Boston for several years and hopes to pursue graduate study in the creative writing field in the near future. 

At Dartmouth, she was a Psychology and English double major, a member of the Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority, the president of Active Minds and a performer in Soul Scribes. Katie is currently living back in Hanover with her husband, Ryan Milligan ‘12, and their puppy, Ruby!

John Engelman '68 was born and raised in the Chicago area, entering Dartmouth in the fall of 1964. John was a government major, a member of Alpha Delta fraternity, and participated in the Winter Sports Club and the Bridge Club. After graduation, John returned to Chicago and entered the banking business. In 1975, John returned to the Upper Valley to take a job at a local bank before moving on to real estate development and investment management. 

John has remained a steadfast Dartmouth supporter and has taken on many volunteer roles such as class officer positions, Alumni Councilor, Association of Alumni Board, Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley officer, alumni coordinator for Athletic Sponsors program, alumni adviser to Alpha Delta, Upper Valley Winter Special Olympics management team, and was presented the Dartmouth Alumni Award in 2004. 

This event is co-sponsored by Dartmouth Alumni Relations, the Hill Winds Society, and the Class of 1968.