“But…we JUST got here!”: 2013-2014 Fellows’ Farewell!

As of today, Danielle and I have less than 2 weeks remaining in our Fellowship. This experience has been both challenging and rewarding but most of all, it has been extremely quick! In the midst of Elon’s bubble of constant growth and change, we have most certainly adopted the tireless work ethic of our colleagues and peers. The statics of our mid-year recap have more than doubled and we’re ending this year with a wealth of knowledge and career services experience.

Going forward, Danielle will stay on board with Elon for the summer as she coordinates the Bridges and Elon in New York programs. Between recruiting, assisting students with internship searches, planning activities, and hosting informational sessions she’s been quite busy (to say the least). Gracefully, she’s spent the last couple of months transitioning into her new role while still fulfilling the expectations of the Fellowship.

Next weekend, I’ll begin an 18 hour road trip to Texas. On June 9th, I will begin working as Career Counselor II for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston. This position will allow me to work with a population of students very similar to those at Elon, so I’m excited to take with me the University’s appreciation of and commitment to a Liberal Arts education.

uh-logoWords cannot begin to express our gratitude for this Fellowship and the opportunity to learn and grow in an engaging, innovative, and welcoming environment. We are forever indebted to Elon University. Passing on the torch won’t be easy, but we have faith that the legacy of the Fellowship will continue. The 2014-2015 Career Advising Fellows have been selected and will be introduced on the blog next week!





Author: raynaanderson2

Career Advising Fellow, 2013-2014 Elon University, Student Professional Development Center Rayna's graduate degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) and past graduate assistantship experience has prepared her for her current role in university Career Services. While her primary objective is to provide career development advice to students, Rayna is trained to also assist the general public with career & educational planning. Rayna strongly encourages the integration of the personal & professional selves, through extensive reflection and exploration. She believes that this integration can have very positive effects and she enjoys assisting others in developing the habits necessary to attain their desired personal, career and educational goals. Rayna's work is guided by her desire to equip and empower others with the skills needed to not only survive their college days, but to thrive in the days to come. Areas of Interest: General Career Development & Educational Planning Motivational Goal Setting Sustaining Work/Life Balance Career Services in Higher Education Positive Psychology in Career Development College & Career Planning for Marginalized Populations Diversity & Social Justice Education & Training Bachelor of Science- Health Studies, University of Louisiana at Monroe – 2010 Master of Arts- Education, Louisiana State University – 2013 Certified Professional Career Coach, PARW/CC – 2013

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