The Women's Sea-Term Briefing
Each fall, before students leave for their Winter Work jobs, a Women's Sea-Term Briefing is held. This year two Midshipmen from the Merchant Marine Academy, Kate O'Connor and Erika Lawson, came to Webb to address the Webb women students. Both Kate and Erika are in the Shipyard Management major, so in addition to shipping, both have worked as interns in shipyards. The topics discussed included:preparations before reporting aboard, reporting aboard, shipboard life, getting involved, problem situations, and the shipping lifestyle.
Students find the session informative and also are interested in learning why other women are attracted to this type of work. A highlight of the meeting is the chance for both the Kings Point students and Webb students to exchange sea stories.