CDC Seeks Replacements: Campus Community Enjoys Benefits

Byline: by Yolanda Cabrera

Posted: February 24, 2013

Coverage in Wilson’s Career Development Center changed on Dec. 31 of last year. As a result, the Career Development Office made decisions regarding how they can provide services to students, especially the seniors who are in their last semester.

On Mon, Jan. 28, Renee Payne, Leah Rockwell and Angela Lynch became the Career Development Team. Each week these women share their knowledge, guidance and expertise with current students and alumnae/i. They work with individuals on resumes, graduate school applications and internship searches.

The Role of the Career Development Center

The Career Development Center (CDC) is located in Lenfest 103. In the CDC there is a library with a variety of books to assist students with career planning. The CDC offers programs, workshops and online resources. The staff is meeting the demands of schedules, by working with individuals via e-mail, by phone or in person.

Barbara Bush ’13 is a member of the Women with Children program has utilized the CDC’s services. “The current staff is top notch and very helpful,” says Bush. “They helped me step by step and I now feel I have a resume that will move to the top of the stack instead of being pushed to the side. I have been a fan of the Career Development Center since I walked on campus especially since Angela Lynch was the first person I met, she is just awesome! I am glad she is back.”

Bush goes on to say, “The Career Center is crucial for any graduating senior so that grad school applications and resumes look the best in this highly competitive job market. The CareerDevelopment Center is also very helpful to students that are undecided about a major or just want to do something unconventional with their current major; so, no you don't have to wait until your junior or senior year to stop by the office, the earlier the better.”

Receiving assistance from the CDC is easy and convenient for all Wilson students and alumnae/i

“I sent my resume to the Career Development Center via e-mail for review and Leah Rockwell responded. Leah reviewed it and made suggestions so that my resume would stand out among the competition. I simply emailed it and Leah responded rather quickly,” says Bush. On Wed, Feb. 13 Rockwell sat down with Bush to give her resume a final review.

“Career Counseling is one small part of the training that we do for counseling, because the relationship between one's life and work is so important, says Rockwell. “I like approaching career services from that vantage point. My area of strength is resume critique: how you express yourself on paper is imperative in securing an interview, and I really enjoy working with people to express themselves to potential employers as thoroughly and precisely as possible.”

From Jan. 28 to Apr. 8 Renee Payne is scheduled Mondays 8:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. Leah Rockwell is schedule Monday and Wednesday 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Angela Lynch is schedule on Fridays 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, email or call 717-262-2006.

Last Updated: April 20, 2013

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