Career Center director named Walton Fellow

Author: Shannon Chapla


Lee Svete, director of the University of Notre Dame Career Center, has been named a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow for the 2005-06 academic year.

The announcement was made by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a global non-profit organization funded by financial contributions from corporations, entrepreneurs, foundations, government agencies and individuals. Working in partnership with business and higher education, SIFE establishes campus teams led by faculty advisors to develop educational community outreach projects.

In 1985, the Wal-Mart Foundation created its fellowship for SIFE faculty advisors, which in 1992 was named for Sam Walton, the late founder of Wal-Mart. These educators support, mentor and teach their SIFE teams.

This fellowship will allow us to lead a team of Notre Dame students to the 2006 SIFE competition inKansas City,Svete said.SIFE has an amazing job fair for student participants and I see benefits in terms of employer development for theCareerCenterand our students.

A graduate ofWoosterCollege, Svete earned his master’s degree fromBowling GreenStateUniversityinOhioand previously served as director of career services atColgateUniversityinHamilton,N.Y., and as director of career planning at St. Lawrence University inCanton,N.Y.

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* Contact: * _Lee Svete, 574-631-5200, _

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