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Career Corner Introduction

To those who have followed Britney Wolfe’s work with the Mountain Echo and the Career Corner Blog, I’d like to announce her departure and introduce myself as the new Career Center Writing Intern. As I’ve been pouring over my reading materials for this position, I’ve read much of her work and have come to see her as an important voice on campus. I hope to match her clarity, grace and style as I do my best to represent the  Career Center and inform the campus about professional opportunities, upcoming career events and advice. I’d like to become a part your weekly schedule: to guide you in navigating the intimidating and complicated transition from high school to college, and from college to career. If I’m fortunate enough, I’ll be able to illuminate the path towards professional development and enrich your college experience.

My name is Tim Johnson, and I’m a sophomore transfer student from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This is my first year at the Mount, and so far it’s been a thoroughly rewarding experience. I’m really enjoying the energy on campus and the engaging, intellectual atmosphere that comes packaged with an air of playful youth. There seems to be a strong commitment to social justice and a deeply-rooted culture keen on fostering integrity, respect and community on campus. I sense a strong feeling from students of a connection to the rest of world--and an awareness of their place in it. Here at the Mount, I’m pursuing a dual-major in economics and communications. I hope to one day report on and write about economics and politics in a major publication. Writing is my passion, and I hope this opportunity to write for the Career Center will be as beneficial to you as it will be satisfying for me.
Over the course of the semester, while you’re making final preparations for transition to the “real” world, or if you’re a freshman looking to jumpstart your professional career, I hope you take the time to read my weekly columns and blogs. I will be maintaining a weekly column in the Mountain Echo (print and online) and this Career Corner blog on the Career Center website. In my pieces, I will be offering professional advice and representing the Career Center by making the student body aware of sponsored events, resume and internship assistance, workshops and networking opportunities. Please know that the Career Center on campus is here to help. I will inform you of everything that is happening on campus that is career-related. Feel free to stop in the office at any time if you’re interested in any of the services the Career Center offers. We’re a friendly, helpful group of people whose mission is to enhance your career development and see you realize your professional goals. In my capacity as a public representative of the office, I’d like to inspire you to realize your full potential by working with us to achieve your goals.  I invite you to follow my work and allow me to guide you through your evolution from pupil to professional.
Until next time,