Insalaco Center Gets Career Moving

Brittany Lovette, Reporter

The Insalaco Center for Career Development released its annual Career Moves Newsletter.

The newsletter is a student run publication for which students write articles about topics that they feel are important for their peers.

“But it’s really there to educate and entertain and it’s a peer-to-peer newsletter from a career development standpoint, and I would say that’s probably the most important thing,” said Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, ICCD assistant director.

The newsletter is written and designed by career peer assistants who work in the ICCD. Career peer assistants work to help others with resumes and cover letters, and they also review student leadership transcripts.

Three campus peer assistants and one intern worked at the ICCD this year, including Alyssa Leonard, junior OT major.  She wrote about her experience during the Habitat for Humanity trip to Mobile Alabama. Kelsey Frasier, first year healthcare management, pre-DPT, wrote an advice article for pre-DPT students, and Sarah Pulice, first year business major, wrote an article that explained how students can vamp up their resumes with participation in extracurricular activities. ICCD intern Erin Mills, senior psychology major, gave students tips about creating a professional look on social media accounts.

“It’s pretty much up to us what we want to talk about. Anything that really talks about career building and internships anything like that goes,” said Leonard. “This is the third or fourth article that I have personally written.”

Leonard chose to write about the Habitat for Humanity trip to Alabama because she thinks working for the organization a great opportunity for students.

“I had a lot of fun with, it and there are definitely opportunities through Habitat for Humanity that a lot of people don’t know about,” said Leonard.

Volunteerism is important for everyone’s professional preparation, said Corcoran.

“Volunteerism is a huge part of career development and it’s a great thing for your resume,” said Yencharis Corcoran.

Yencharis Corcoran feels it is most important to let students create the publication because it is addresses their personal experiences. She said the publication would be very different if professionals produced the newsletter.

“We career advisers in the center here can do presentations but if we did a newsletter like this, it would be completely different,” said Yencharis Corcoran. “It’s really our students chance who work with us to communicate, educate and entertain students on the topics of career development.”

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