Career Services welcomes Ashley Pinney & Marianne Brigola, who will serve as Career Fellows for the Academic Year 2011-2012. This will be the inaugural year of the Career Fellows, which are 10 month contracted positions, starting on July 18. The fellowships will assist with student professional development by teaching Transitions Strategies courses, collaborating with Residence Life to spearhead career programming initiatives, doing one-on-one counseling, holding drop-in hours and various programming.
Ashley brings strong international experience as well as teaching experience. After graduating from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, she served as a Resident Advisor/American Scholar at the Royal Hospital Boarding School in Ipswich, England. Following her year in England, Ashley served as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant at Seogwipo Girls’ High School in Jejudo, South Korea. She recently graduated from The University of Virginia with a Master of Education in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education.
Marianne has a strong counseling background and varied experiences within higher education. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Marianne went on to study College Counseling and Student Development at UNC Greensboro, where she held several assistantships and internships within Career Services, Vacc Counseling & Consulting Clinic and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She went on to work with Youth Villages and The Bruson Group doing mental health counseling but is transitioning back to the world of higher education and career counseling.
(the above text was taken from an E-Net article written by Michelle Jones)