The Center for Career Development is excited to welcome two new members to the team. In March, we welcomed Ashley Bodie, Exploratory Career Adviser and just last week Saleem Clarke, Fellowships & Experiential Learning Adviser joined the team. Ashley, a North Carolina native, joins us from the Universal Technical Institute. Saleem joins us from Pennsylvania, after working as a Career Counselor at Penn State Career Services for the past five and half years.
A North Carolina native from High Point, Ashley Bodie earned her Master of Public Administration from Strayer University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Global Career Development Facilitator credential from Center for Credentialing Education and National Career Development Association. Ashley has over five years of workforce development experience. She most recently served as Senior Employment Specialist for Universal Technical Institute, where she assisted students with post-graduate employment and employer engagement. Ashley also served as Career Facilitator for youth, ages 16-24, experiencing barriers to employment for Guilford County’s NC Works office. At Davidson, Ashley will be serving as Exploratory Career Adviser. She is excited to join the Career Development team and continue to assist students with realizing and achieving their professional goals. In her free time, Ashley enjoys attending concerts and spending time with family and friends.
Also, a North Carolina native, Saleem found his way back home after attending elementary, middle, and high school in New York (where his mother still resides) and working as a Career Counselor at Penn State Career Services for the past five and half years. Through his work at Penn State Career Services Saleem has worked with adult learners, undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. Saleem worked across the University Park campus providing workshops to various student groups, provide students with individual career counseling, and has served as the instructor of CNED: Effective Career Decision Making (three-credit course). As an educator and counselor, Saleem believes student advocacy is one of the core elements of his work. Educators and counselors can serve as strong advocates for students who are learning to navigate their way through some of the more complex issues they may face in their academic, personal, and social landscapes. Saleem’s work as a career counselor, student-athlete mentor, and as a facilitator for Penn State’s Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute has provided him with the tools to be effective in helping students to navigate through their career development landscape.
Saleem has been constantly working to develop his skills as an educator and this Fellowships & Experiential Learning Adviser position at Davidson College is ideal because it allows him to help students in a practical sense. As a career counselor he has helped students navigate several career development topics including career decision-making, job/internship search strategies, and applying to graduate or professional school. Saleem also seeks to bring out the best in all the students he works with by highlighting their strengths, helping them to explore their interests, and encourage them to make informed decisions to help foster their growth as professionals. Saleem loves to write poetry and do photography. He also loves anything Purple!
We are excited to welcome Ashley and Saleem, as they are huge assets to the team and to the students of Davidson College. They are greatly looking forward to working with Davidson College students through advising, employer programming and professional development.