Rhode Island Monthly Focus on Business 2011 : Page 9

SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE CTION WOMEN IN BUSINESS l 2011 RIC’s Career Development Center staff: (l-r) Linda Cawley, Linda Kent Davis (Director), Demetria Moran, Diane Hatton, Kathryn Sasso The Career Development Center at Rhode Island College Will I fi nd a job after college? That is the most commonly asked question by students who seek the services of the Career Development Center at Rhode Island College. The Center’s counselors help students achieve a positive employment outcome by first assisting them with making a career decision. Once a student makes a career decision, counselors help them develop a strategy to attain that goal. They also extend their services to alumni in need of career advice. Choosing a career is a process, says Linda Kent Davis, director of the Center, and urges students to use the Center as soon as they arrive on campus. “We partner with students throughout their entire college experience. We make it very personal.” Kent Davis said that this process helps take the pressure off students so that when they graduate they have a deeper understanding of their career fi eld, the job market and how best to strategize their job search. “The students who are most successful are the ones who prepare in advance, participate in internships, or volunteer for organiza-tions, where they develop additional skills to pair with what they learn in the classroom,” advises Kent Davis. The Center also acts as a clearinghouse for student workers on campus, introducing them to good career development skills early on. The Center’s motto: success starts here. 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue Providence, RI 02908 phone: 401-456-8000 web: www.ric.edu RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l FOCUS ON BUSINESS 99

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