Davidson students responded and we listened! Over the summer, the Center for Career Development (CCD) implemented a new staff structure to best meet the needs of Davidson students. Our advising team is now aligned with targeted industries or serves the needs of specific student cohorts, which allows tailored advising and professional development efforts.
What does this mean for students?
Students can schedule an appointment with a specific adviser who is focused on their particular area of interest. Our advisers are developing expertise regarding resources, opportunities and best practices for professional development in their specific arenas.
“The Center for Career Development has always served as a champion to students and supported them through their career journey,” said Jamie Stamey, executive director of the CCD. “Our new model provides the opportunity to take this support to the next level by designating advisers to specific industries and student cohorts who can develop formal resources and expand employer and graduate school relationships.”
The new model also gives students the chance to develop a strong relationship with their career adviser throughout their time at Davidson. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their respective adviser to introduce themselves and start the career conversation immediately.
Without further ado, meet your CCD advising team:
Beth Adams: Assistant Director, Business & Finance
Abby Brown: Assistant Director, Education and Public & Human Services
Raquel Dailey: Assistant Director, International Career Development
Lindsey Dolan: Assistant Director, Arts, Entertainment & Technology
Josh King: Assistant Director, Athlete Career Development
Dalton Langdon: Exploratory Career Adviser
Gaylena Merritt: Assistant Director for Fellowships & Scholarships
Kelli Robinson: Assistant Director, Science & Pre-Professional (Law & Health)
Advising appointments are still scheduled through Handshake. Select the appropriate career topic you would like to discuss and schedule a time with your adviser that works best for your schedule. We’re excited to work with students and the Davidson community!