Whether it was with campus organizations and new friends at BEst Fest, with potential employers and career resources at the Careers Cookout, or with Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williams and members of the media at the Bully Pulpit Series, students were busy making connections at the College of Charleston this past week!

More than 150 campus organizations came together for BEst Fest on Wednesday, Sept. 6, to help students find their place and their people at the College of Charleston. With games, food trucks, music and activities – and the tagline, BE Intentional, BE Connected, BE You, BElong – the campuswide collaboration introduced students to volunteer opportunities, wellness resources and new friends! (Photos by Catie Cleveland and Mike Ledford)

Students joined the Career Center, key employers and Handshake in Rivers Green on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for the Careers Cookout – an opportunity not just to network and learn about career resources, but to enjoy some barbecue and fun backyard games with employers and friends! (Photos by Catie Cleveland)

On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series hosted Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, who spoke about her political vision and answered questions from students and the greater Charleston community. (Photos by Amy Stockwell)