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How did you get to Middlebury? I started my career in higher ed back in 2002 when I worked in Admissions at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. From there I have worked at UNC-Asheville (in the Dean of Students Office), then Warren Wilson College (managing the Swannanoa Gathering) and now at the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) here at Middlebury. I moved back home to Vermont in 2013 and have been happy to be closer to family, and supporting Midd’s phenomenal students.
Who do you work with? What is the best part of your job? I am one of the few people at CCI who works with almost everyone on staff. Given my role in communications and outreach, I share stories from the whole center, but also have the pleasure of working with our student staff, working with our colleagues in Advancement, and I am the Vice President of Staff Council and Staff Council Representative for District C. My favorite part of the job is interacting with students on CCI’s social media accounts and sharing their job and internship stories.
What is the best career advice anyone has given you? Develop Marketable Skills: Identify the skills that are in demand in your chosen field and work on developing them. This may include technical skills, soft skills, and industry-specific knowledge. For me, as a studio art major, that meant I learned graphic design at a neighboring college at the same time as I worked toward my BA. I was able to use those skills to get my feet in the door at my first internship and used the design experience to transition into a full-time position.
What is your favorite campus resource? This seems like an obvious answer given I manage the social media accounts, but CCI’s social media accounts are a great way to stay in touch with what is happening day-to-day here at CCI! (You can check out our social media accounts via the links below).
Interests/Hobbies: Outside of work I can be found teaching myself to crochet, working my side hustle as a graphic designer, practicing yoga, or taking pictures.
Why Staff Council? I joined Staff Council summer of 2022 with the hope that I could stay connected, and help to bring forth better communication. My goal is to ensure the staff voice is heard and maximized in decisions that affect us. I am hoping Staff Council will continue to serve as a positive influence on campus as we contribute to solutions and conversations about the short and long-term goals of the community.
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Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art/Art History, University of Vermont