Career Week

As part of our summer engagement series, SDT hosted a Career Week July 27–31, 2020, for collegians and young alumnae.  

Please look through the schedule below to view the week’s programs and view the recorded events. If you have any questions, please email us at

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 27 | 12pm ET

Thinking About Grad School?
Where to Start, Things to Consider & How It Works

This presentation will offer both university and student perspectives on different graduate school options, the application process, and things to consider in deciding on your next steps.

About the Facilitators

Kate Klepper has served as the Associate Dean for over fourteen years overseeing the graduate portfolio at the D’Amore-McKim School. Kate is a member of the D’Amore-McKim leadership team and also sits on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Graduate Programs and Assessment Committee within the School, and the Graduate Dean’s Council for the University. She has been the primary representative to GMAC throughout her career in higher education. Prior to her current role at Northeastern, Kate was the Dean of Graduate Admission at Babson College. She earned her BS in Consumer Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her MBA from Northeastern. Kate joined SDT at Psi Chapter, served as a Chapter Consultant, Advisor, member of the Board of Directors, and currently she serves as a Foundation Trustee.

Rebecca Lipschutz is a 4th year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston.  She graduated from Tulane University with her B.S. and M.S. in Neuroscience in 2014 and 2015. While at Tulane she served as the VP Recruitment of the Alpha Iota chapter. She was selected onto the SDT Collegiate Leadership Team in 2013 and was named to the 2014 Hall of Fame. After graduation, Rebecca has volunteered as a Recruitment Coordinator,  National Advisor and currently serves as the National Recruitment Chair. 

Tuesday, July 28 | 8pm ET

Virtual Networking Tips and Tricks

One of the biggest changes to the career and job scene due to the pandemic is the shift from in-person to virtual networking. This talk will provide an overview of how to create a virtual networking strategy that puts you in front of the right connections and influences. We will discuss how to use LinkedIn and other forums or opportunities to create the connections that can propel your career forward.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Jasmine Escalera is a job search and career strategist for women of color. She has proven coaching programs that help her clients identify their career passion and purpose, land a job they will love, and break down the barriers holding them back from achieving career success.

Jasmine fell in love with chemistry in high school and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Pace University and PhD in Pharmacology from Yale. After her time at Yale, she decided to make a pivot and follow her own passion of helping populations in need. Since receiving her PhD, she has held high level management positions within hospitals and non-profits, designing programs that increase the quality of life and healthcare options for underserved populations.

Wednesday, July 29 | 12pm ET

Stand Out with Your Sorority Experience

Your leadership and experience in SDT equipped you with marketable skills that employers want! Learn how to translate your time in SDT to stand out in the job search.

About the Facilitator

Meredith Tiras Mitnick is the Founder & Lead Career Strategist at MRM Career Consulting where she helps women navigate the job search and pivot to careers they love! She is a double Trojan with 2 BAs and her MBA from the University of Southern California. Meredith is also a Certified Professional in Human Resources and a Certified Meeting Planner. She serves on the Board of Directors for Sigma Delta Tau sorority as National Vice President. Meredith lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband, Benjamin (a SAM alum), and their two toddlers.

Thursday, July 30 | 8pm ET

Virtual Interviewing
Tips, Tricks, and Traps

Join us for an interactive discussion on virtual interviewing. During this session, we will cover all aspects of virtual interviews from getting to the interview, getting set up, to getting it right! You will leave this session with tips on how to communicate and express yourself through the camera lenses, tricks to bring your best self, and traps to avoid. Bring any and all questions you’ve ever wanted to ask, but didn’t have the chance.

About the Facilitator

Katrina Heinig works in Legal Recruiting at a large law firm in New York City where she has also resided since 2014. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Education and History in 2011. While at Rutgers, she served as the Chapter President of the Beta Tau chapter. She was selected onto the Sigma Delta Tau Collegiate Leadership Team in 2010 and was named to the 2011 Hall of Fame. After graduation, Katrina went on to work for the national organization as a Chapter Consultant from 2011-2013. She continued to volunteer in various capacities, such as the Awards Chairman from 2012-2015 and Chapter Advisor to Delta and Gamma Zeta from 2012-2014. She is currently the Chapter Advisor to Delta Mu since 2015. Professionally, Katrina has served on the New York City Recruitment Association Board of Directors as Treasurer from 2017-2019. In current her role as a Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator at her firm, she executes full cycle recruiting of current law students, international lawyers and lateral lawyers. In addition, she has an expertise in planning all aspects of the summer associate internship program for current law students.

Friday, July 31 | 12pm ET

What Is Your First Impression Going to Look Like?

Among changes to our daily habits, there are also changes in the daily workforce, the companies we are applying to, and the positions that we are applying for. As an Account Executive, partnering with clients in multiple industries, to find the best and brightest talent, I am happy to provide recent and soon-to-be graduates with the best tips and tricks for standing out in the current job market.

About the Facilitator

Nikki Ehlers is an Account Executive with Calculated Hire, an Eight Eleven Group brand. Pioneering Calculated Hire’s missions on the East Coast, Nikki partner closely with clients throughout New Jersey and New York City to provide top talent and transformable workforce solutions. Within SDT, she currently advises the Delta Pi chapter at Stockton University, and previously served as a Recruitment Coordinator in the New Jersey region after serving as a Leadership Consultant post-grad. Nikki graduated from Montclair State University where SDT’s Gamma Xi chapter is located.