MSUM integrated advertising and public relations major Presley Gonnerman has worked as a student consultant for the Career Development Center (CDC) for the past two years.
One of Gonnerman’s responsibilities is to help prepare students for the workplace after graduation. Whether it’s refining a student’s resume or training others how to interview successfully, she says, “It’s rewarding to see students build up their confidence in their skills and learn how they can transfer them into the workforce.”
Although MSUM’s campus is closed for the remainder of the spring semester, the CDC is continuing to provide career guidance and service to students.
With the use of tools like Zoom, interview training and other scheduled events will continue virtually.
Social media is also used more frequently to educate students on how they can continue to build their resumes and ask for the CDC’s assistance. Gonnerman says it’s a creative challenge to engage with and help students online effectively.
Gonnerman is thankful for working two years on campus, forming connections with her co-workers and students. Currently, she works with three full-time staff members, eight graduate assistants, and three other student consultants. “My job on campus has opened my eyes to a lot of opportunities, and it has given me a sense of what I will be doing after I graduate.” Check out all of the CDC offerings.