Welcome 2012-2013 Career Fellows!!!

by Ross Wade, Career Fellows Manager

Elon University’s Student Professional Development Center is pleased to welcome the 2012-2013 Career Fellows!

Katie Smith

In addition to an enthusiasm for Career Services, Katie has an interest and background in physical and mental wellbeing. Katie completed her undergraduate education in Psychology and Spanish at the State University of New York at Geneseo where she was active in athletics and campus life. Following graduation, Katie completed a year of AmeriCorps service in adolescent psychiatry, tutoring patients and supporting therapy groups at Strong Behavioral Health in Rochester, NY. Katie recently earned her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, with a concentration in Student Affairs at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Throughout her graduate program, Katie completed internships in career services, leadership, orientation, and community college student services. Katie enjoys spending her free time reading and playing recreational sports.

Mikki Hornstein

Mikki brings a strong background in student services through a diverse set of experiences within higher education. She began her educational pathway at Middlesex County College where she earned her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Psychology. After, she continued on to Douglass College at Rutgers University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She then studied at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College where she completed her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration. In addition to holding an assistantship in Vanderbilt University’s Global Education Office, Mikki also held internships with Peabody Career Services and Rutgers University Career Services.

Welcome Career Fellows!!

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Marianne & Ashley

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)