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 hours and scheduled individual appointments. Senior and junior fellows help with the internship and job search process. They meet with many first-year students, assist during career sessions, 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 the Hale Center for Career Development Moodle to find out more. Applications will be available in the late fall/early spring. Check Handshake for on campus job postings to apply (juniors and seniors only).
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM WEST LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE; GOVERNMENT MAJOR; CLASSICS AND FRENCH STUDIES MINOR; PEACE AND CONFLICT PATHWAY
Growing up having history being my favorite subject, I have always been intrigued by conflict and resolution. My favorite high school classes typically consisted of American Studies or World History and I particularly enjoyed studying World War II and the Cold War to name a couple. I originally came to Conn as a History major, and later bounced around to Classics, and finally found my footing as a Government major. I also was fortunate enough to combine my studies and my particular interests by enrolling in the Peace and Conflict Pathway. This past summer I interned at a law firm near my hometown in New Hampshire, where I was able to gather a vast sense of the American law and court systems, and help clients with litigation suits. With my experience and academic opportunities, I hope to help resolve conflict between cultures, people and countries. In addition to being a Career Fellow I am a member of the Men’s Basketball team and also work as an intern at the Academic Resource Center located in Shain Library.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM MASHPEE, MASSACHUSETTS; NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR; HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MINOR; PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY
Ever since I was young, I have known I want to help others. It was my continual love for science and deep fascination with how people experience the world that led me to the subject of neuroscience when I arrived at Connecticut College. During the summer of 2022, I was an occupational therapy aide working closely with children on the autism spectrum. Most recently, I was a research assistant in a neuroscience lab studying dyslexia. These opportunities allowed me to utilize my passion for neuroscience and expand my knowledge of future opporunities. I intend to continue studying occupational therapy in graduate school. I am passionate about assisting other students with their career journey while sharing the stories of my own. In addition to being a Pre-Health Career Fellow, I am a Peer Health Educator on campus, and involved in the leadership of the Oceana and Her Campus clubs. In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming, crocheting, and showing pictures of my dog to everyone I meet!
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS; STUDIO ART AND PSYCHOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR; CREATIVITY PATHWAY
Interested in accessible communication design, social psychology, neuropsychology, and contemporary painting, I am inspired by the psychology of navigating a physical space and working with color, texture, light, and interior design to develop a deeper experience for viewers processing sensory information when interacting with art. My formal art education emphasizes painting, but spans graphic design, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. As a member of the Studio Art Student Advisory Board, I have been actively involved in the annual student show curation and installation. Through internships working with professional artists and galleries as an artist assistant I am comfortable navigating interpersonal and business relations within the art community. On campus, I am a Barista at the Coffee Closet, Co-Director of Layout for Gray Area Magazine, Studio Art Student Advisory Board Member, and I dabble in Club Ultimate Frisbee. I enjoy running, climbing, yoga, and cooking in my free time.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK; THEATER AND COMMUNICATIONS (SDIM) DOUBLE MAJOR, DANCE MINOR; MEDIA, RHETORIC, AND COMMUNICATION PATHWAY
Throughout my years at Connecticut College, I have explored the studies of Theater and Communications, which connect my love of storytelling and engaging with others. I have shaped my own education through the creation of my Communications major, picking courses that will give me a holistic perspective on the study of interaction. I have had the opportunity to study musical theater, Irish theater, and public relations abroad at the University of Roehampton in London, England, and The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Both experiences have expanded my worldview and reinforced my love of meeting new people. On campus, I am involved with Theater Department performances, onstage and backstage. I act on the Student Advisory Board of the Theater Department and as a Senior Admission Fellow in the Office of Admission.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS AND ECONOMETRICS MAJOR AND FINANCE MINOR
As someone who understands the different opportunities and freedom that come from owning properties, I took a strong interest in real estate growing up, as my goal for the future is to own my own rental income properties across the world. I have also sought out different internship opportunities in the real estate industry to gain hands-on experience and strengthen my skills. I developed a passion for traveling at a young age and continued to seek opportunities to explore different countries, traveling abroad to Lima, Peru my junior year to study finance and economies in Latin America. On campus throughout my college career, I have had a multitude of involvements and positions, including Real Staff, Career Fellow, Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) Eboard, Honor Council, and member of the club volleyball team.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK; PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR; FINANCE MINOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE HOLLERAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND PUBLIC POLICY (PICA)
I have always had a passion for connecting with people which brought me to the Holleran Center’s Program in Community Action and Public Policy (PICA). Being interested in connecting with and learning from others prompted me to major in Psychology. I am minoring in finance, which is helping me gain a stronger foundation for my business, NO_ONE. Last semester I worked with the Boys and Girls Club, where I 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 my personal brand. I am interested in obtaining my MBA after graduating from Conn in hopes of becoming a financial consultant. I have been a vital member of Connecticut College’s community. On campus, I work as a member of residential staff and am a Posse Scholar. One salient role I uphold is being the Co-Chair of Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), which has been an important community for me and will allow me to further implement safe spaces and a community for Men of Color.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM PORTLAND, OREGON; QUANTITATIVE ECONOMICS & ECONOMETRICS MAJOR, FINANCE MINOR
I have been keen on working in finance since a young age. Throughout middle and high school I was fortunate enough to shadow people in different financial positions and discovered many things that interested me. After coming to Conn, I was exposed to a broad range of different careers through coursework and the Hale Center. As a result, I became fascinated by investment banking and am taking steps to one day enter the field. After my first year, I worked at the Trimble Co., where I was a corporate development summer analyst and worked on the conception and implementation of a 3-year mergers and acquisitions strategy plan. The summer after my sophomore year, I worked at Mesirow Capital Markets in New York City as a sales and trading summer analyst where I assisted both sides of the team in the execution of trades. This past summer, I worked at MUFG Securities in New York City as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst, assisting with the execution of various Leveraged and Project Finance Deals. In addition to being a Career Fellow, I am a member of the Varsity Swim Team, Chair of the Economics Student Advisory Board, President of the Peggotty Investment Club, and member of the Golf Club.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM MILFORD, CONNECTICUT; SOCIOLOGY AND ECONOMICS-STATISTICS DOUBLE MAJOR
Before matriculating at Connecticut College, I took a gap year interning in Malaysia and Singapore, both of which allowed me 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 my experience in Southeast Asia. Since then, I have been keen to learn more about the anthropogenic effects of global climate change through a quantitative and qualitative lens, which has largely informed my academic studies and extracurriculars. As a Career Fellow, I hope to work with my 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, I am also involved in the Office of Sustainability, Rethinking Economics, Asian and Asian American Students in Action (ASIA), and Club Lacrosse. During my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, following elite gymnastics, and spending time outside!
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA; INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES DOUBLE MAJOR, FRENCH MINOR, STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)
I grew up with two older siblings. From a young age, I quickly learned how to advocate for myself. Advocacy has followed me throughout my life. In high school, I attended city council meetings while working at an environmental non-profit to advocate for progressive sustainability measures. My work in advocacy continued in college as I interned for California State Senator Josh Becker doing environmental advocacy for cleaner more affordable transportation. Most recently, I was a Fellow for the International Advocacy program through the Simon Wiesenthal Center where I interned at the Red Cross on the International Services team, attending events, and working at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations doing international Jewish Advocacy work to counter anti-semitism. I love soccer and have worked as a coach and have been a youth referee for the past three years. In addition to being a Career Fellow, I am involved as the Inclusion Programmer at Hillel, The President of The Climate Collective, The Business Manager of The College Voice, member of Club Soccer, and a junior representative on the CISLA SAB.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK; ECONOMICS MAJOR, SLAVIC STUDIES & STATISTICS MINORS; GLOBAL CAPITALISM PATHWAY
I have enjoyed mentoring and advising my peers since a young age. During my time in high school, I volunteered to be an English as a New Language (ENL) mentor for students who were new to the country and struggling to adapt to a new environment and language. Once I got to Connecticut College, I took on the role of a Student Advisor to continue being a community mentor. My interest in finance began when I observed the intricate relationship between politics and economics. I came to realize that studying this relationship could lead to financial opportunities, particularly in the realm of stocks and this motivated me to apply for Sales and Trading roles at bulge bracket banks. My sophomore and junior summers I interned at UBS and received a full-time offer for their Global Equity Derivatives team. Now, I aspire to assist and guide fellow Camels who are interested in the business world. I aim to share my experiences and knowledge to help them navigate their paths, drawing from my journey and the insights I've gained along the way.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BROOKLYN NEW YORK; ECONOMICS MAJOR, FINANCE MINOR
From my early years, a strong aspiration for independence has guided me. One route I pursued to attain this was through acquiring financial literacy. This passion has strongly influenced my journey in finance. Throughout high school, I engaged in various programs that introduced me to a range of financial firms. These experiences allowed me to explore financial concepts more comprehensively in college, both through my studies and through events organized by the Hale Center. The quote 'it takes a village' holds true, as my fascination with mentoring developed, largely due to bearing witness to the profound impact that mentors from diverse backgrounds had on shaping my own journey. I hold a strong passion for aiding others along their path. In addition to my role as a Pre-Business Career Fellow, I serve as a Student Advisory Board Member for Economics, contribute as a librarian, and actively participate in the Peggotty Investment Club. During my leisure moments, I take pleasure in spending quality time with my loved ones and engaging in activities such as kayaking and basketball.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BRONX, NEW YORK; HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MAJOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)
Throughout my time in academia, I have gained a deeper understanding of the importance of mentorship and networking through my roles as the Vice President of the class of 2025, Vice President of the Women’s Weightlifting Club, and a Posse and CISLA scholar. In high school, I took part in the Hayden Summer Bridge Program as a mentor to incoming freshmen to help ease their transition to high school through one-on-one guidance and mentorship. Adjacent to that, my role as a big sib in the Genesis Program has allowed me to successfully establish strong relationships with my mentees, also known as little sibs. I am actively serving as a big sib to three little sibs whom I have been helping navigate their undergrad experience through personalized guidance on academic, social, and personal issues. As a first-generation student and little sib myself, I have first-handedly experienced the efficacious impact that a strong mentorship can have on one’s experience in academia. For these reasons and more, I look forward to giving the guidance I have been given thus far to the members of the Conn community.
JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND; ANTHROPOLOGY AND STUDIO ART DOUBLE MAJOR; FOOD PATHWAY
I strongly believe in food’s ability to bring together a community or express an emotion and have always loved learning about how people interact with the things they cook and eat. Majoring in Anthropology and Studio Art has allowed me to explore careers spanning from baking and food writing to gallery and curatorial work that all include that interaction with food as a central theme. This interest empowered me to spend a month last summer interning and living at Orchard Hill Breadworks in Alstead, NH where I baked bread and saw the logistics of running a small business and the collaboration it requires. I also spent six weeks this summer studying abroad in Rome, Italy taking printmaking and drawing classes. This enabled exploration of new creative mediums as well as a city rich in art history. On campus, I work as the Baking Manager at Coffee Grounds where I have restructured the baking program to make it more profitable while still encouraging creativity from the team. You may also see me at meetings for Gray Area Magazine, running around New London, or reading on the green.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BRONX, NEW YORK; COMPUTER SCIENCE & ANTHROPOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE AMMERMAN CENTER FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
Growing up I was drawn to art, design, understanding people and accessibility. It was a little tricky to realize what passions drove my career, due to the fact that I began pursuing two seemingly different fields (computer science and anthropology), but I made my own connection. With this interesting background I am able to think about what people need, identify problems and potential solutions, all while thinking about accessibility to tools and resources. My main goal has always been to help people and create projects that tap into more human-centered approaches. In my sophomore year, I obtained an internship at Richemont, a luxury goods retail company, interning with their Sustainability Team. There I had the opportunity to work on their internal resources to get employees better informed and to better their access to our sustainability mission and volunteer opportunities. When I returned from study abroad I rejoined their sustainability team until my junior year summer where I got the opportunity to join their Specialist Watch Manufacturing brands as their marketing intern. Through this experience, I understood how to combine my computer skills and interest in marketing to help create websites and digital experiences for everyday clients. I hope to discover opportunities in UXUI, tech consulting, or product development to continue utilizing my problem solving and accessibility skills.
SENIOR PRE-HEALTH CAREER FELLOW FROM KINGSTON, MASSACHUSETTS; HISPANIC STUDIES AND PSYCHOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR; STUDENT SCHOLAR IN THE TOOR CUMMINGS CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS (CISLA)
I have been fond of Spanish for as long as I can remember. I began formally studying the language in eighth grade and have continued on throughout my academic journey. However, it wasn't until arriving at Connecticut College that I discovered my fascination with psychology. These passions prompted me not only to become a double major in psychology and Hispanic Studies, but also to combine them by applying for CISLA. These decisions allowed me to experience many incredible opportunities that I will forever be grateful for. Among the most significant include my internship at the FIDMAG Research Foundation in Barcelona, where I studied schizophrenia and frontal lobe function, and my study away experience at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo, Spain, where I developed my Spanish language skills to a level I never thought I would achieve. Aside from being a Pre-Health Career Fellow, I am the President of the Club Women’s Rugby team and a member of the Club Women’s Ice Hockey team. Following graduation, I hope to attend graduate school to earn a Ph.D or Psy.D in neuropsychology to become a clinical neuropsychologist. Additionally, I hope to discover opportunities that will allow me to continue utilizing my Spanish skills, either in the workplace and/or in everyday life.
SENIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM QUEENS, NEW YORK; DANCE AND ECONOMICS DOUBLE MAJOR; ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY
I describe my journey as that of someone who has been pulled in two different directions by her interests. From a young age, I discovered my passion for performing through dance. However, I've also nurtured a growing love for entrepreneurship. During high school, I had the chance to create programs for fellow youth, which solidified my aspiration of becoming an entrepreneur while pursuing a career as a professional dancer in the commercial dance industry. During my time at Conn, I have embraced various opportunities. In the summer of 2021, I completed an internship at Christie’s International Auction House within their Trust, Estates, and Appraisal Department. Last summer I interned at Loeb.NYC, an entrepreneurial-based program, focusing on their partner company, Lockstep Ventures, which supports BIPOC entrepreneurs in their early stages. Always open to unique experiences, I spent last year studying abroad at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru. There, I not only delved into economics courses but also engaged in dance classes beyond the academic sphere, all while exploring different Peruvian cities. Before my study abroad journey, I actively participated in campus activities such as mentoring high school juniors and seniors, being a big sib for the Genesis program, and joining groups like the Dance Club, Black Student Union, and Women of Color Collective. This summer, I had the pleasure of receiving a full scholarship to a world-renowned dance school and was able to network with important individuals within the dance industry. As I dive into senior year, I am enthusiastic about resuming my role on the Dance Department Student Advisory Board, eagerly preparing for senior dance showcases, and continuing my leadership roles.
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.
Marketing & Communications Career Fellows:
In partnership with the advising team and the other Fellows, the Marketing & Communications Career Fellows create and execute a marketing strategy that highlights events and outcomes to on and off campus audiences primarily through social media.
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.