The Hale Center for Career Development’s Career Fellows Program provides a selected and highly trained paraprofessional student staff to augment the services of the professional career advisors. Fellows are available for drop-in/Career Studio and scheduled individual appointments. Senior and junior fellows help with the internship and job search process. They meet with many first-year students, assist students with Career Action Program requirements, and help all students with resumé and cover letter critiques.
Are you a current sophomore or junior Connecticut College student interested in becoming a Fellow? Check Career Moodle to find out more and in the late Fall/early Spring, check Handshake for the on campus job postings to apply to be a Career Fellow (juniors and seniors only).
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT; ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES DOUBLE MAJOR; ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY
Since a young age, Ted has had an interest in buildings and their role in society. He has expanded his interests in both architecture and the environment through his Pathway studies and he has recently developed an interest in real estate development and financing.This past summer Ted interned for a Conn alum at a national real estate development firm. In addition to being a Career Fellow, Ted is a Senior Admission Fellow for the Office of Admission, a member of the Architectural Studies Student Advisory Board, and the co-founder of Connecticut College’s Club Basketball Team.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS; SOCIOLOGY, HISPANIC STUDIES AND GENDER SEXUALITY AND INTERSECTIONALITY STUDIES (GSIS) MAJORS
Crystal has always been interested in identity, social justice and exploring dimensions of injustice and inequality as it manifests in different areas. These interests drove Crystal to pursue majors in Sociology; Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies; and Hispanic Studies. During her time at Conn, she has been actively involved with the distinct offices of DIEI including Race and Ethnicity Programs (REP), Gund Dialogue and Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy. Crystal has held internship positions in non-profit and social services, where she has worked in various sectors including philanthropy, education, and healthcare. This summer, she interned with the U.S. Census Bureau where she worked with the Research and Methodology Directorate and actively used Spanish and qualitative research to improve questionnaire design for Spanish-speaking users. On campus, Crystal further explores her academic and personal interests as an intern for the Center for the Critical Study for Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) and a Signature Programs Fellow for REP.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR; PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY
Megan has always been dedicated and passionate both in and out of the classroom. Her curiosity for biology and psychology led her to the field of Neuroscience. Megan is interested in attending medical school after graduating from Conn with the aspirations of becoming a physician. She has learned through her experience working as an EMT the importance of communication, teamwork, and leadership. She has continued to develop these skills in her various professional roles and hopes to help other Conn students do the same. On campus, Megan is an active and engaged member of the Connecticut College community. She works as a member of REAL staff in a first year dorm, is the secretary of the CCEMS club, and is a psychology tutor for the Academic Resource Center. Megan also participates in SafetyNet, which is a program run by the Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy office. For fun, Megan enjoys singing with her A Cappella group, Miss Connduct, and spending time with friends and family.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK; PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR; FINANCE MINOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE HOLLERAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (PICA)
Stivenson has always had a passion for connecting with people which brought him to the Holleran Center’s Program in Community Action and Public Policy (PICA). Being interested in connecting with and learning from others prompted him to major in Psychology. He is minoring in finance, which is helping him gain a stronger foundation for his business, NO_ONE. Last semester he worked with the Boys and Girls Club, where he contributed to a safe space for young people and acted as a role model, especially teaching young men what it means to uphold their values. These are things that align closely with his personal brand.
Stivenson is interested in obtaining his MBA after graduating from Conn in hopes of becoming a financial consultant. Stivenson has been a vital member of Connecticut College’s community. On campus, Stivenson works as a member of REAL staff, is a member of Honor Council, and is a Posse Scholar. One salient role Stivenson upholds is being the Co-Chair of Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), which has been an important community for him and will allow him to further implement safe spaces and a community for Men of Color.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM SOUTH KOREA; ART MAJOR; ANTHROPOLOGY/FRENCH DOUBLE MINOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)
Thinking back to his childhood when he used to draw Captain Underpants parody comics, Wonjune made a big commitment when he decided to pursue his long-time passion for the arts and storytelling, and change his major from anthropology to art during his junior year. Creating narratives and characters have long been a key part of Wonjune’s creative motivation, and by informing his artistic process with his interests in cultural anthropology, he continues to explore new inspirations and methods of expression. His artistic studies led him to the traditions and masters of old Europe, and the Toors Cummings Center for International Studies and Liberal Arts facilitated his pilgrimage to Paris to conduct an independent study pertaining to 19th century art and society. For two months he lived and breathed art museums, conducting in-depth research, and meticulously going through each work as well as analyzing, from different vantage points, how lighting and framing impacts the work and composition. Through this formative experience, Wonjune reflected on the traditions and inspirations that have informed the kinds of art he’s been doing and better understand his trajectory as an emerging artist.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM PORTLAND, OREGON; QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS & ECONOMETRICS MAJOR, FINANCE MINOR
David has been keen on working in finance since a young age. Throughout middle and high school he was fortunate enough to shadow people in different financial positions and discovered many things that interested him. After coming to Conn, he was exposed to a broad range of different careers through coursework and the Hale Center. As a result, David became very fascinated with investment banking and is taking steps to one day enter the field. After his first year, he worked at the Trimble Co., where he was a corporate development summer analyst and worked on the conception and implementation of a 3-year mergers and acquisitions strategy plan. Last summer, he worked at Mesirow Capital Markets in New York City as a sales and trading summer analyst where he assisted both sides of the team in the execution of trades. In addition to being a Career Fellow, David is a member of the Varsity Swim Team, executive board of the Peggotty Investment Club, and the Club Golf Team.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM MILFORD, CONNECTICUT; SOCIOLOGY AND ECONOMICS-STATISTICS DOUBLE MAJOR
Before matriculating at Connecticut College, Olivia took a gap year interning in Malaysia and Singapore, both of which allowed her to engage with family culture and local sustainability and social impact causes. An ecologically immersive two month backpacking adventure up the east coast of Australia supplemented her experience in Southeast Asia. Since then, Olivia has been keen to learn more about the anthropogenic effects of global climate change through a quantitative and qualitative lens, which has largely informed her academic studies and extracurriculars. As a pre-business and DIEI Career Fellow, Olivia hopes to work with her colleagues to strengthen resource accessibility for all students on campus and in particular, expand the pre-business pathway to include opportunities with a social good emphasis. On campus, Olivia is also involved in the Office of Sustainability, Rethinking Economics, Asian and Asian American Students in Action (ASIA), and Club Lacrosse. During her free time, Olivia enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, following elite gymnastics, and spending time outside!
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM RIDGEWOOD, NEW JERSEY;
SOCIOLOGY MAJOR; HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER, SEXUALITY & INTERSECTIONALITY STUDIES (GSIS) DOUBLE MINOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE HOLLERAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (PICA)
Mia’s passion for non-profit work is what led them to discover Connecticut College. Fascinated by the Holleran Center’s Program in Community Action and Public Policy (PICA), Mia was excited to explore different social justice issues through their college education. While taking Introduction to Sociology during their first year, Mia fell in love with the subject and was eager to take more courses that would help them develop a strong sociological perspective. A pivotal point in Mia’s professional development was interning at CUMAC, an anti-hunger organization based in Paterson, NJ. Although they approached the internship with an expectation of learning more about food insecurity, Mia gained knowledge about what a trauma-informed organization is and how they operate. By discussing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resilience, Mia learned how to better understand the families who came to CUMAC, as well as better understand people in general. When accepted into PICA, Mia focused their area of study on trauma and resilience education. They continue to take sociology electives, such as Sociology of Health, that allow them to further research current studies on trauma and the body, as well as learn more about current initiatives that work to strengthen communities. This past summer, Mia had internships at both CUMAC and Community Resilience Initiatives (CRI), two non-profit organizations that are committed to making trauma and resilience education accessible. In addition to being a Career Fellow, you can catch Mia in the Office of Admission as a Senior Admissions Fellow or often singing somewhere on campus, in a theater department, or in the a cappella group, the Shwiffs.
JUNIOR PRE-BUSINESS CAREER FELLOW FROM HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK; ECONOMICS MAJOR, SLAVIC STUDIES & STATISTICS DOUBLE MINOR; GLOBAL CAPITALISM PATHWAY
Jimmy has enjoyed mentoring and advising fellow peers since a young age. While in high school he volunteered to be an English as a New Language (ENL) mentor for students new to the country, struggling to adapt to a new environment and language. Once, at Connecticut College he became a Student Advisor in order to continue being a community mentor. Jimmy’s interest in Finance started when he noticed the relationship politics and economics have with one another. He later realized that individuals can make money studying this relationship, through stocks, and so, he applied for Sales and Trading roles at bulge bracket banks. During his sophomore year he managed to land an internship with UBS, to which he received a return offer for his Junior summer, and full-time offer post grad. Jimmy now wishes to help mentor and advise fellow Camels looking towards the business world, using his experiences and knowledge.
SENIOR PRE-HEALTH CAREER FELLOW FROM NORTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS; PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR; PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY
Since her junior year of high school Jackie has been intrigued by the functions of the human body and injuries that can alter these functions. She grew up playing sports and suffered a few injuries herself, and started forming her career interests around the doctors she had seen. She began her college journey at a school in Brooklyn, New York as a biology major. Upon transferring to Conn as a sophomore, she changed her major to psychology. After joining the Public Health Pathway she connected with an alumni who had careers both as a Physician Assistant and in the public health field, which is now where Jackie has directed her search for internships and graduate school. On campus she is a Captain of the Women’s Varsity Soccer team, an Athletic Center Monitor, Sports Information Aide, and the Vice President for the Gift of Life Club. In her free time she enjoys playing sports, painting or drawing, sewing, or hanging out with family and friends.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM JEFFERSON, MASSACHUSETTS; GOVERNMENT MAJOR; SOCIOLOGY AND ECONOMICS DOUBLE MINOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE GOODWIN-NIERING CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (GNCE)
Since he was young, Kevin has been passionate about social movement activism and politics. Starting in high school, he began to engage in environmental and climate activism. This interest flourished further during college, where he spent a year volunteering for both the national organization and multiple local hubs of the Sunrise Movement. Throughout 2021, Kevin worked as a Research Fellow at Equal Citizens, a democracy reform organization, where he has been able to collaborate with other grassroots organizations and help progress transformative federal voting rights legislation. Kevin empowers his activism through his academic pursuits as well. In addition to his major and double minor, Kevin is conducting an honors thesis on the political impacts of the climate movement using social movement theory through the Goodwin-Niering Center. This past summer, Kevin interned in Congressman McGovern’s Washington D.C. Office.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM RUTLAND, VERMONT;
DANCE MAJOR; HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MINOR; CREATIVITY PATHWAY
Lexi has a passion for dance and is committed to understanding the many benefits that dance has on a person’s mental and physical well being. Her career interests include performing, choreography, and dance movement therapy. In addition to her major and minor, she is completing the Creativity Pathway which is allowing her to research the mental health benefits of the imagination and how that can be executed through dance. As a first year student, Lexi had the opportunity to plan and teach several children’s dance classes at the Connecticut College Child Development Lab School, and is planning to reinstate these classes when safe to do so. During the spring and summer of 2022, Lexi completed an internship with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando to further explore her love of creativity, imagination and performing. Her own choreography has been showcased in many different on campus productions including Eclipse, Dance Club and Dance Department Solo Show. When she is not dancing, though very rare, you can find her listening to music, hanging with friends, or drinking Dunkin' coffee.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK;
STUDIO ART AND ART HISTORY DOUBLE MAJOR; MUSEUM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Growing up in New York City, Hannah recalls spending most weekends exploring various museums and creating original works of her own. It was during this time that she developed a passion for the arts. At Conn, Hannah has been able to explore various mediums of artwork but prefers working with oil paint. Particularly, Hannah has focused on portraiture and the different ways that paint can articulate the way we see people. During the Summer of 2022, Hannah was a sales assistant at the print shop and gallery, Two Palms, in New York, where she worked alongside some of today’s most influential artists such as Mel Bochner, Cecily Brown, Stanley Whitney, Dana Schutz, and others. During her semester abroad in Rome during the Spring of 2022, Hannah was a curatorial assistant to art historian Cornelia Lauf. In this position, Hannah edited research proposals, designed artist books and curated artifacts for global exhibitions. She is excited to help students connect with various career opportunities, specifically help to navigate careers in the art world.
SENIOR PRE-HEALTH CAREER FELLOW FROM THE D.C. METRO AREA; BIOCHEMISTRY, CELLULAR & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND HISPANIC STUDIES DOUBLE MAJOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)
How do our racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds shape our brain’s perception and processing of the world around us? What do these variables signify about accessibility when navigating healthcare systems? As a first generation immigrant and polyglot, Meggie has always been interested in the power of language as a tool to disrupt institutional barriers, while strengthening human connection across cultures and borders. Following her early passion for Spanish linguistics and literature, she participated in a study abroad program at the University of Castilla la Mancha in Ciudad Real, Spain in her junior spring. Their medical philosophy as a pre-health student has always been to place the prevention of illnesses before their treatment, leading Meggie to explore the role of pharmaceuticals in the prevalence of antibiotic resistance (ABR). After completing their immersive semester at UCLM, they interned as a clinical researcher at the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, developing their Senior Integrative Project on the development of ABR in contemporary Catalonia. On campus,Meggie explores interests in neurobiology in the Parker Athill lab, researching the molecular basis of early experiences of trauma and how it can impact complex brain functions such as learning, memory, decision-making and behavior. Outside of academics, you can find them managing the Coffee Closet and concocting delicious seasonal beverages, or amplifying student voices on campus through various student organizations such as Equity in STEM and Las Voces Unidas.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BRONX, NEW YORK; COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR; AMMERMAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
As a first generation, she has always looked for inclusivity in education and technology.
Leslie is passionate about exploring the powerful combination of technology and anthropology to generate creative solutions for social issues. While people see this as two completely different ends, she would argue that they’re closer to one another than we realize as our world is not just one or the other, but a place where different approaches of computer science and humanities are used to innovate technology. Working at nonprofits has pushed her to seek further understanding of technology's role in society, helping her explore the decision-making processes at technology companies and the people that make up the decision-making parties.
On campus, Leslie explores her interests in technology through the Ammerman Center, researching how to create an indigenous orthographical keyboard as a language revitalization tool. Outside of academics, you can find her at Coffee Grounds, MEChA meetings, and the Women’s Soccer Club.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM QUEENS, NEW YORK; DANCE AND ECONOMICS DOUBLE MAJOR; ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY
Shawnia is one with interests in two different directions. From dancing at a young age, Shawnia has found her love for performing but also has developed a love for entrepreneurship. She has had opportunities to create programs for the youth in high school, which has secured a long-term goal of becoming an entrepreneur alongside becoming a professional dancer in the commercial dance industry. During her time at Conn, Shawnia participated in an internship at Christie’s International Auction House in their Trust, Estates, and Appraisal Department in the summer of 2021. In the summer of 2022, she interned at Loeb.NYC, which is an entrepreneurial-based internship, and worked exclusively with their partner company, Lockstep Ventures, which invests in BIPOC entrepreneurs in the pre-seed, seed, and series A stages. Not one to turn down unique opportunities, Shawnia studied abroad in Lima, Peru, this past semester at the Universidad del Pacífico, where she took economics classes and attended dance classes outside of school while traveling across cities in Peru. Shawnia's campus activities prior to studying abroad included mentoring juniors and seniors at New London High School, being a Big Sib for the Genesis program, being a member of the dance club, the Black Student Union, and Women of Color Collective. She is excited to come back this semester and fulfill her roles on the Dance Advisory Board, and she will be performing in the upcoming dance showcases.
Career Fellows dedicated to support the professional efforts of the Hale Center for Career Development’s Employer Engagement Team, assist with efforts to engage employers and alumni, event coordination, and in maintaining job and internship postings within our career management system. Their organization, research abilities, and dedication to this team is instrumental.
After suffering from concussions in high school, and later, Lyme disease, Claudia’s personal health experiences inspired her to want to help others as a physician herself one day. Experiencing neurofeedback therapy and seeing her brian waves mapped out on a computer piqued her curiosity and prompted her to major in neuroscience. As a patient, she found relief from craniosacral and neural therapies; she got to see them both performed during her internships shadowing neuro rehabilitation and osteopathic physicians in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Claudia’s mother is Cuban and her father is Portuguese; she learned Spanish as a child and recently perfected her Portuguese while studying abroad in Lisbon during the fall of 2021. In addition to being the first Conn student to study in Portugal, she was also the first student from her study abroad program to take courses at three different universities and get published in the newspaper. Claudia’s success learning Portuguese was partially due to a virtual internship she conducted in the winter of 2021 for an organization called Amizade. Claudia collaborated with Brazilian doctors, nurses and psychologists to discuss Brazil's health care system and translated discussions. While in Portugal, in addition to academics, Claudia pursued her love of music. She joined a traditional ‘tuna’ group, and sang fado, the traditional music of the country, for the Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy. A video of Claudia singing on instagram was even viewed by the famous fadista Ana Moura! In addition to exploring her interest in healthcare law this year, she’s excited to be back on campus singing with her a cappella group and working with the Residential Education and Living Office.
Recognizing the need to increase awareness on campus with students, faculty and staff, the Marketing & Communications Fellows position was created this year. In partnership with the advising team and the other Fellows, the Marketing & Communications Fellows create and execute a marketing strategy that highlights events and outcomes to on and off campus audiences primarily through social media.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW FROM NEWCASTLE, MAINE;
INTENDED ECONOMICS MAJOR, COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR
Caitlin got her start in social media by starting an Instagram account her freshman year of high school that focused on sharing her tennis training, and experiences with tennis programs in Maine. After gaining some recognition, she was noticed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), who invited her to be an ambassador for them. From there, she was offered a position with the Maine Tennis Association as Marketing Director. One of her favorite aspects of this job was the local event coverage she was able to do, which connected the Maine tennis community in a positive way. Last year, she was hired as a Social Media and Marketing intern for Fertility Within Reach (FWR). FWR is a nonprofit that works to inform and support those struggling with infertility, and pass healthcare legislature that will support infertility benefits. She is excited to bring her marketing and social media experience to the Hale Center to share the great work that goes on in the Center, and better connect the Conn community with the Center. On campus, she is a member of the women’s tennis team.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW FROM WEST NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS;
SOCIOLOGY MAJOR, GOVERNMENT MINOR, MEDIA, RHETORIC, AND COMMUNICATION PATHWAY
Kate has long recognized the power of social media as a means of connecting with like-minded communities, a power that she first explored in conjunction with her passion for music. She spent much of her high school years connecting with fellow music fans, forming lifelong friendships, and building communities with these friends to engage with even more fans at concerts and beyond. While at Conn, Kate has translated her interests in social media and marketing more broadly to her studies in sociology, guided by her desire to understand what influences patterns of human behavior. As a member of the Media, Rhetoric, and Communication pathway, she has combined her interests in sociology and marketing to explore the power of social media marketing in an increasingly digital world, particularly for younger generations. While participating in the pathway, Kate had the opportunity to explore influencer marketing, a rapidly growing subset of social media marketing, as an intern at Get Hyped Media, an influencer marketing agency based in Hartford, CT, this past summer. While at Get Hyped, she completed campaign management responsibilities like influencer sourcing and outreach while also creating content for the company’s own social media pages. In addition to her internship experience, Kate has worked for a small retail business for several years, where she participates in social media management, visual merchandising, buying, and other business development-related initiatives that have consistently complemented her hands-on marketing experience. She is excited to strengthen her social media and digital marketing skills as a member of the Marketing & Communications Team and to increase student engagement with the Hale Center. On campus, Kate is the chair of the sociology student advisory board and a member of Student Activities Council (SAC).
Connecticut College Hale Center for Career Development 270 Mohegan Ave. New London, CT 06320
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm ET
Handshake is the centralized resource for events and activities and is where appointments with Career Advisers and Career Fellows can be made. During the academic year, Career Fellows may be available for appointments outside of the 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. timeframe. Employer events may also be held outside of standard office hours.