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Career Crossing fosters student relationships

| Monday, September 11, 2017

The Career Crossings Office (CCO) at Saint Mary’s has hired two students — seniors Courtney Carpenter and Elizabeth Mason — this year in order to better help the student body when it comes to resumes, interviews and career advice.

Mason said she hopes working in the CCO will create more opportunities for students to get the assistance they need.

“This is going to help because Career Crossings, at times, can get very busy,” Mason said. “I think [Carpenter] and I are there for those outside office hours to help girls who need help at like nine at night, because that’s the only time they can fit in their schedule.”

Mason said she has had good experiences with the CCO throughout her time at Saint Mary’s, and she wants other students to take advantage of the help provided.

“I’ve gone there a lot since freshman year to get help with resumes and cover letters and to practice interviewing,” Mason said. “I just hope to help other girls with finding jobs and with whatever else they need help with. I know it’s a scary process, but I appreciate Career Crossings and all they have helped me with, so I just wanted to give that back.”

Mason said the best part of her job so far has been talking students of different years she never spoken with before.

“My favorite part so far has been the social part of meeting different people,” Mason said. “I get freshmen, sophomores and a lot of people I haven’t met before.”

Carpenter said in an email she is always happy to listen to and  help other students in any way she can.

“I have learned a lot about Saint Mary’s students in general,” Carpenter said. “I have worked with girls from different majors, and it has been interesting to hear about their studies and goals they have for post-grad.”   

Carpenter said she enjoys working in the CCO because of the people she gets to help and she is hopeful that students are going to enjoy coming into the office to get the help they need.

“I thoroughly enjoy my position and think the girls like being able to work with a fellow Belle who’s had a lot of experience with résumés, interviews, job/internship searching, etc.,” Carpenter said. “My favorite part is being able to work with fellow Belles. I’ve met a lot of awesome girls, and I’m super happy to assist them.”

Carpenter said having the CCO on campus is a valuable resource that she hopes all of her fellow students take advantage of.

“It’s important for girls to come because it is truly a beneficial resource that we have right on campus,” Carpenter said. “[The CCO] more than happy to help students with whatever they may need. The CCO is a great place to prepare us Belles for whatever may come in the future.”   


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