The Center for Career Development is excited to share the news that we have a full staff! This summer, we added three new employees to the office. Learn about them below and come by to visit soon!
Q: What piece of advice would you give to students who are looking to pursue their dreams?
A: Be open to experiential opportunities (internships, volunteering, networking) that will assist you in learning as much as you can about the world of work. Most career pathways are not linear – meaning, skill development and roles often call you to do a lot of different types of work, and work with different types of people. Learn as much as you can and take advantage of the resources that are available across the college to develop yourself. Most of these things are free, and many people are here to help make sure you succeed – visit us early and often.
Q: If you could be any animal for a day, which animal would you be, and why?
A: Although they frighten me just a tad, probably a giraffe. I am sort of short – so the idea of seeing far and wide like giraffes might be cool.
Q: What do you like most about Davidson so far?
A: I’m amazed at the dedication and thought that Davidson staff put into their careers. It’s very clear that student success is top priority and it’s wonderful to work with colleagues that go above and beyond to create the best opportunities possible.
Q: What are you most passionate about?
A: The serious answer is my family. The guilty answer is cinnamon rolls.
Q: Why did you decide to get into career development?
A: One of my favorite phrases is, “trust the process”, and I feel career development is just that, a process. Working with employers and students through the process is rewarding, especially when everything comes together. It is rewarding when a student accepts a position and knows their acceptance is due to the work they invested in the process. It is also nice when employers find just the right fit with a student and express their satisfaction in the caliber of a student.
Q: If you could be any animal for the day, which animal would you be?
A: Having grown up in Florida and therefore spending a lot of time at the beach, I would have to say a pelican. They glide with such grace just above the surface of the water while always looking below for fish. When a pelican gets tired they rest on the posts of old docks or on the beach, not a bad place to take a rest.
To learn more about these staff members and the rest of the Center for Career Development staff, visit http://www.davidson.edu/offices/career-development/about-us/office-staff.