July 1, 2010
Office of Career Connections – sharing stories of success
The staff of ULM's Office of Career Connections and Experiential Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe has one question to ask of its students: “Have you visited our Web site lately?”
“Dreams really do come true!” she said, after accepting her position as a project manager with the company. Vanessa concludes on the Web site that “people need to be willing to make small sacrifices for big payoffs.”
Other success stories currently featured on the home page include the following:
• Alex Deshowitz, a May 2010 graduate in finance, interned last summer at Southwest Airlines in Dallas, leading to his present full-time employment there. Deshowitz was awarded one of the country’s most sought-after internships again this summer, but before his second internship even began, he was hired as a revenue management analyst.
• Sevil Alieva, a ULM senior in communication, is interning at the Embassy of Tajikistan in Washington, D.C., this summer. The high-achieving senior expects to graduate in December 2010. Originally from Tajikistan, she speaks four languages.
• Brittany LaCombe, health studies pre-professional graduating in May 2011, works part-time for Recreational Services while attending ULM. She’s now worked her way up to being a student supervisor, with the responsibility of opening up the Activities Center every morning.
“We're incredibly proud of ULM students and alumni who have stepped out, taken a chance, and achieved beyond their wildest dreams,” she said. “There are so many opportunities out there, and our office, true to its name, provides the connections.”
For more information on the services offered by the Office of Career Connections, visit www.ulm.edu/careerconnections, call 318-342-5338 or stop by its offices, located on the third floor of the library.
Photo by ULM's Office of University Relations