Student Affairs - Fostering Student Learning and Success

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Chapel Hill, NC

Current employment and/or volunteer work:
I work at a company called NoveList, which is a division of Ebsco Publishing.  As the LibraryAware Community Coordinator, I help libraries across the US and Canada with their marketing and advocacy efforts.  This includes training, writing, and working with the Tech and Design teams.

Suggestions/recommendations for current UNC students regarding career preparation, job searches, or career success:
Do an internship or two!  Talk to people about their jobs and how they got into that field.  Be prepared to work in a field or position that may be very different than what you thought you wanted to do while you’re in college.  If you have no idea what you want to do, go to the career counseling center.  Do research on emerging careers.  Prepare an excellent resume and basic cover letter.  But when you apply for jobs, always customize your resume and letter for that specific position.  Get on LinkedIn.  Research starting salaries for your field.  Always negotiate your job offer.

I would be willing to be a resource to students by…
Providing information/advice about my current career area, my geographic area, internship or summer employment opportunity with my organization, and regarding pursuit of graduate or professional degrees.  Also, sharing experiences regarding disclosure or nondisclosure of LGBTQ identities on applications, to employers, or to colleagues.