5 Reasons Students Should be Interested in SECWAC

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC), is an organization focused on expanding its audience to reach young professionals and area high school and college students interested in world affairs. Each month in the academic year (September through June) there is a “meeting” with a guest speaker and time for networking. Students have the opportunity to get a lot out of SECWAC membership. For instance, here are 5 reasons students should be interested in SECWAC:
  1. SECWAC meetings are FREE for high school and college students to attend… and once you graduate, it is a $25/year membership for people under 35 years old.
  2. SECWAC is a great opportunity for mentorship and networking — from young professionals to retirees, there are so many valuable connections to be made at meetings for job prospects, internships, mentorship, volunteer opportunities, and general interest conversations. The attendees/members span all different industries, including but not limited to: investment banking, marketing, pharmaceuticals, higher education, law, non-profits, and more.
  3. SECWAC is a great place for conversations larger than our community, and an opportunity to engage in world affairs… also great topics to use for school papers! Hear from experts in their fields that you wouldn’t normally have access to.
  4. Topics discussed at SECWAC correspond greatly with various academic departments at Connecticut College and other local institutions of higher education, including Economics, Government and International Relations, and History.
  5. SECWAC meetings occasionally take place on the Connecticut College campusEasy peasy for Conn College students. It’s also a great time for high school students to check out a college campus. Other months, there are great opportunities to get off-campus and into the community at venues like Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and the La Grua Center in Stonington Borough.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs by study, debate, and educational programming, primarily through a Speakers Series of 8 to 10 monthly meetings.