Thanks for Everything and So Long!

Filed in From the Staff by on February 26, 2017

On June 30, 2014, I walked into the Career Development Center nervous for my first day of my new job. I had never been in the CDC prior to my interview, and this was only my second time having stepped foot in the office, but I was eager to learn about the CDC’s services and how I could play a part in students’ career searches. After that summer, I had stayed at the front desk for the next academic year and have been a peer advisor for the last two years.

After three years of working at the CDC, my regret is not having taken advantage of the CDC’s services earlier, and I recommend to anyone who’s reading this to start coming in to the CDC even if you think you don’t need any help – come in for a drop in to have your resume critiqued; come to a workshop and learn about the additional resources on Handshake; come to meet a staff member one-on-one to have a more personalized meeting. The CDC is here to help you with every step of your journey starting freshman year. Most freshmen think that it’s impossible to find an internship but on the contrary, some employers specifically want freshmen students – so don’t be like me and hand out three page resumes at the career fair; let the CDC help you make a great first impression!

I’ve enjoyed my last three years at the CDC, because I’ve been able to help students find internships, prepare them for the career fair, and help them choose a major. But I’ve especially enjoyed the CDC because I’ve worked with amazing people who love what they do, and I must thank each of them for the last three years:

Thank you to David Ortendahl for hiring me and welcoming me into the CDC.

Thank you to Maggie Becker for being one of the most dedicated people I’ve ever met and for truly wanting all the student (workers) to succeed.

Thank you to Steve Koppi for creating a work environment where all student workers feel appreciated.

Thank you to Amanda Dionne for being one of the friendliest people I’ve ever worked with who’s always willing to help.

Thank you to Allison Bernard for being someone who I can sit and talk to about food and television shows to for hours.

Thank you to Eileen Gallant who taught me everything when I first joined the CDC.

Thank you to Bailey Rand who’s always willing to give advice.

Thank you to Ali Soofi who’s one of the most relatable and down to earth people I’ve ever met.

Thank you to Heidi Morton for being so easy to talk to.

Thank you to Cathy Tomaso for your excitement and passion.

Thank you to Riky Hanlan for bringing a new vibe to the CDC.

Thank you to the other Peer Advisors and student workers who make every shift so much fun!

Working at the CDC has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I’m sad that my role will be coming to an end this upcoming Friday as I graduate at the end of C-term. Although my time as a student worker ends soon, I will be carrying on the skills I’ve acquired these past 3 years to continue to further my career and help others. Thanks to everyone and good luck!

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  1. Matt says:

    Very nice article Jacky! The CDC seems to be a great place to work!