Senior and junior fellows help with the internship and job search process. The Career Fellow program provides a selected and highly trained paraprofessional student staff to augment the services of the professional career advisers. Fellows are available for drop-in/Career Studio and scheduled individual appointments in our Main Street West office. 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 Connecticut College student interested in becoming a Fellow? Talk to your Career Adviser.

Rocio Cardenas ‘19

Senior Career Fellow from Chicago, Illinois. Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology Major, and PICA Scholar

Rocio conducted psychology research with Professor Schroeder during the summer after her first year and with Professor Eastman, who specializes in developmental genetics, during the summer after her sophomore year. She has previous experience as a member of Students Organized Against Racism (S.O.A.R) and Active Minds, an organization that aims to decrease mental health stigma. She is an advocate at  Safe Futures in New London, an organization that offers services to people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. This summer Rocio interned at New Moms in Chicago. Rocio is currently working on her Senior Thesis that focuses on the experiences of various family and child translators in order to bring cultural awareness to this topic. Rocio hopes to combine her research experience and community involvement to guide her future career development.

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Andy Duong ‘20

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM HANOI, VIETNAM. ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAJOR, FINANCE MINOR AND MEMBER OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SOCIAL INNOVATION, VALUE AND CHANGE PATHWAY

As an economics and international relations double major, Andy is interested in both international finance and world politics. This past summer, he interned at Doosan Corporation in Seoul, Korea, and Crawley, England. As an intern at Doosan's finance department, he received training on administrative work and gained hands-on experience in corporate finance. Before interning at Doosan, Andy served as General Director Assistant Intern for GE in Vietnam, researching the Vietnamese economy and regulations as well as presenting data, weekly. Nominated from his excellent performance in class, he serves as both a member of the Economics Department's Student Advisory Board and as a microeconomics tutor. In addition to these work experiences, Andy is an active student on campus. He is the secretary of International Student Association, an international student advisor, the Communication Coordinator of Student Activities Council and a member of the Peggotty Investment Club. After graduation, Andy wants to pursue master and doctorate degree in business administration.

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Caitlin Flohr '19

Senior Pre-Business Representative Career Fellow from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. History Major, East Asian Studies and Economics double minor

Caitlin participated in the Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth her sophomore summer summer, followed by interning at Citibank this past summer in New York City. Throughout her time at Connecticut College she has acted as the Chinese Language Fellow, a member of Peggotty Investment Club, Women in Finance, Women's Rowing and Track & Field. Off campus Caitlin’s favorite place to explore is Mystic, CT where you can find aquatic life at the Mystic Aquarium, enjoy multi-layered croissants at Sift, or other seafood filled restaurants!

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Kirby Heffrin ‘20

Junior Lead and Pre-Health Representative Career Fellow from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Behavioral Neuroscience major

Following her interests in medicine and clinical research, Kirby spent this past summer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in their Epilepsy Unit conducting research and shadowing physicians in the clinical setting as well as in the operating room. Following her passion for medicine, Kirby is a certified EMT and works in the athletic department on campus. In the summer after her first year, she worked in a dermatology office shadowing procedures, categorizing biopsies and completing other administrative tasks. On campus, Kirby is a member of the Student Advisory Board for Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Pre-Health Club and works with a team IMPACT player on campus and organizes various activities. In her free time, she enjoys skiing and spending time with her family and dogs. Following graduation, Kirby hopes to attend Physician Assistant school.

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Marc Klepacki '19

Senior Lead Career Fellow from Hadley, Massachusetts. Biological Sciences major, History minor

Marc has a strong passion for the life sciences and the relationships between society and the environment. This past summer, he worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole as a Lab Technician for the Central Microscopy Department, where he taught students and scientists how to operate and acquire images for several types of microscopes. Additionally, Marc has spent the past three summers as a Recreation Assistant for the Cape Cod National Seashore, where he has ensured the safety of both patrons and local wildlife. On campus, he is a member of Pre-Health Club, as well as a Captain for the Men’s Varsity Swim Team, earning All-NESCAC honors as well as the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship award. He is exploring careers related to marine biological or biotechnical research, environmental sustainability, as well as education. He is a nature enthusiast, and an avid surfer and skier.

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Rose Lora '20

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM BRONX, NEW YORK. SOCIOLOGY MAJOR. MEMBER OF THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SOCIAL INNOVATION, VALUE AND CHANGE PATHWAY

Rose is the program coordinator of the Womxn's Center and Student Representative on the President's Council for the Division of Equity and Inclusion. She is passionate about being involved on campus and advocating for others and herself. She has a long work history, exploring different paths that mainly consist of helping others, a theme she hopes to continue into the future. In her free time, Rose enjoys making her own or playing video games, finding new shows to watch, or hanging out in local coffee shops. She works to combine her love of social sciences with involvements on campus.

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Lauren Nashawaty ‘20

JUNIOR PRE-BUSINESS CAREER FELLOW FROM NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS. GOVERNMENT MAJOR, ECONOMICS MINOR, GLOBAL CAPITALISM PATHWAY

Following her goal of eventually attending business school, Lauren is constantly searching for ways to gain knowledge of the corporate world in and out of the classroom. Lauren has shadowed many industries, and worked as a Brand Marketing intern at TripAdvisor last summer. This summer, she will serve as a Summer Analyst at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. On campus, Lauren is one of the leaders of the Women in Finance sector of Peggotty investment club, as well as the club’s Public Relations Coordinator. She also served as a Student Advisor and economics tutor her sophomore year. Lauren has just returned from studying abroad this past fall in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Danish Institute of Study Abroad where she studied European politics and business through a Scandinavian lens.

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Khanh Nghiem ‘19

Senior Career Fellow from Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Computer Science and Sociology double major, Mathematics minor

Khanh embraces the liberal arts. He has a wide range of interests in STEM, social science, and the arts. On campus, Khanh sings tenor in Chorale, serves concurrently as a Tutor and President of the Student Advisory Board in the Computer Science department. In Spring 2018, he studied away at Columbia University. He spent last summer working in three positions: Developer of exam scheduling software for the Connecticut College Registrar's office, Research Assistance at the John B. Pierce Lab - Yale University, and in Technical Product Management at Coursedog Inc., a tech startup in New York City. During the summer of 2017, he worked as a Project Management Intern at Yale University Information Technology Services. In the future, Khanh wants to work in the tech industry to gain further professional experience before applying to graduate programs in computational social science.

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Lilly Noble ‘20

JUNIOR CAREER FELLOW FROM WOODSTOCK, VERMONT. PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR AND STATISTICS MINOR IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH PATHWAY

Lilly is an active member of the College both academically and socially. She is an avid member of the ski team, traveling every weekend with her team up to Vermont or Maine in the winter to compete versus other schools. She is a member of the Student Activities Council and helps plan some of the biggest events on campus such as Floralia and Tent Dances. Lilly is also a part of Psi Chi, the National Psychology Honor Society and does environmental research in the psychology department during the semester. Lilly studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad where she continued to studied various themes of psychology through a cross-cultural lense. When the weather is warm you can always find Lilly outside on Temple Green with a blanket, some music, and books!

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Piper Oren ‘20

Junior Career Fellow from Charlotte, Vermont. International Relations and Economics double major and French minor

With her nose constantly in the news, Piper watches the world change and investigates its tipping points. Piper is the Financial Manager at Coffee Grounds (an entirely student-run coffee shop on campus). Right after her sophomore year she flew to Stockholm, Sweden, to apply her behavioral economics education to various European case studies. This winter she was a research assistant at the Harvard Decision Science Lab where she ran studies on human judgement and decision making. This semester, she is preparing for her projected senior honors thesis on policy maker group deliberation by brainstorming with new and old connections across disciplines. From competitive equestrian show jumping to her academics, Piper is taking in all that the two-legged world has to offer.

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Becca Smith '19

Senior Career Fellow From Winchester, Massachusetts. Psychology and Human Development double major, and PICA Scholar

Becca's professional interests include issues of equity in early childhood education. This past summer, Becca was the Research and Policy Intern at Strategies for Children, an early education policy and advocacy organization working to expand access to preschool across Massachusetts. In the fall of her junior year, Becca studied child development in Scandinavia at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. On campus, Becca has held leadership positions on the executive board of Connecticut College Hillel, and she is currently writing an honors thesis in the Human Development department. After graduation, Becca hopes to pursue a career in education policy and research.

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Senior and junior fellows help with the internship and job search process. The Fellows program provides a selected and highly trained paraprofessional student staff to augment the services of the professional career advisers. Fellows are available for drop-in and scheduled individual appointments in our Main Street West office. 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 Connecticut College student interested in becoming a Fellow? Talk to your Career Adviser.