As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
The Office of Student Affairs recently hosted a panel discussion “Pathways to a Career in Higher Education” on Wednesday, November 28, for students interested in pursuing careers in the field. The panel featured twelve alumni speakers across various realms of higher education, namely advising, athletics, residential life and more, who returned to Emmanuel to participate.
Panelists shared the many experiences from their time at Emmanuel that inspired their career trajectories, mentioning involvement in leadership positions serving as resident and summer housing assistants, orientation leaders, student government senators and as 1804 Society members. They discussed their personal journeys to discovering their passion for higher education and offered advice on how students can harness their individual skills and experiences and turn them into a meaningful career.
"Consider each opportunity—no matter how big or small—a good opportunity to showcase who you are and what you can bring to the table," said Liz Humphries '10, who currently serves as Assistant Director of the Residential Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Bentley University. "What is crucial to excel in this field is that you care about the work you do and the students you serve."
Among the panelists were: