The Orange Connection is a career mentoring experience designed to allow you to connect and/or “shadow” with Wartburg alumni who have specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested in. We call these career exploration mentors.
You will travel over Tour Week with approximately 14 other students to Des Moines or Chicago to observe responsibilities and tasks associated with your mentor’s position. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education required for the job as well. While the purpose of the Orange Connection is to gather career-related information and expand your network, it also allows you to build your interviewing skills, become aware of trends in the field, and see workforce technologies in action.