The Beginning of a New ERA

Left to Right: Katie Layendecker, Amani Carter, Stella Dadson
Left to Right: Katie Layendecker, Amani Carter, Stella Dadson

This year, the Center for Career Development has added a brand new team of students to the staff! The new Employer Relations Ambassadors, ERAs for short, are a team of three bright young women who work with members of the Employer Relations Team behind the scenes. They are responsible for brainstorming and executing effective ways to connect students to possible internship and employment opportunities.

Katie Author Box PhotoThe members of the team come from literally all around the globe, with different interests and backgrounds. Katie Layendecker, a Gender and Sexuality Studies major with a Minor in Economics, is a native of Palo Alto, CA and Portland, OR. She has worked with various groups on campus such as the Davidson Women’s Action Committee, Warner Hall Eating House, and served as a member of the Executive Board for the Davidson College Crew Team.

Amani Carter Author Box PhotoAmani Carter, hailing from Bear, DE, is a History and Sociology Double major and the youngest member of the team. She has been a member of various student organizations as well, including the Student Government Association, Mock Trial, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her favorite quote is “take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose you will be wise.”

Stella Author Box PhotoAnd last, but definitely not least, Stella Dadson is a senior Economics major born and raised in Ghana. She has served as Freshman Class President, an Eco-Rep, and a conduct council representative for Warner Hall Eating House. She loves to dance and has showcased her talents by choreographing a dance for Dance Ensemble.

When they arrived early to campus in late August for training, they stepped into uncharted territory. This is the first year that students assume these roles, and their addition to the Center for Career Development marks the beginning of a new ERA for the office.

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