Cougar Career Column Writers: Meet Jordan!

Meet the Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) who are using their career success training to write and publish articles in the Cougar Career Column! Today we would like to introduce you to PCA Jordan!

Jordan is a junior at CofC studying political science with minors in French and creative writing. She aspires to use her degree to become a prosecuting attorney and politician. Because Jordan values gaining relevant experience to better prepare her for her career goals, she has completed internships with the Kathy Landing Campaign and EKG Law. She is also heavily involved on campus as the president of the Network of Enlightened Women, engagement as a Student Alumni Associate, and previous positions in the Student Government Association and the Office of the Registrar. Through her position as a PCA, Jordan has learned:

Cougar Career Column Writers: Meet Katie!

Meet the writers who are capturing the stories of students and alumni in the Cougar Career Column!

Katie is a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) and she assists her peers with a variety of career-related content. As a PCA, she also helps develop content for the Cougar Career Column. Today, we would like for you to meet PCA Katie!

My name is Katie and I’m a senior here at CofC! I’m studying political science and public health with minors in international studies and Spanish, and my plan (don’t hold me to it, it changes a lot!) is to get my master’s in social work and spend several years as a social worker in a prison before pursuing my PhD and becoming a professor.

I have worked at the Career Center since the beginning of my sophomore year, and it has been one of my favorite experiences on campus! I was the person who struggled long and hard about what major was the right fit for me (I won’t tell how many times I changed it, but it’s more than you can count on one hand).

One of the most important things I learned in the Career Center was that college is about studying what interests you, not what other people think you should do or what seems like it’ll get you the highest-paying job.

Your major doesn’t have to equal your career, so study something that gets you excited to go to class everyday!

Cougar Career Column Writers: Meet Christina!

Meet the writers who are capturing the stories of students and alumni in the Cougar Career Column!

The Career Center’s Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) have been selectively chosen and trained to assist their peers with a variety of career-related content. PCAs are an asset to the team, expanding the Career Center’s reach as they equip their peers to be career ready. Today, we would like for you to meet PCA Christina!

Hello! My name is Christina Ferrell and I am a junior at the Honors College of Charleston and a member of the International Scholars Program. I am double majoring in International Studies and French with a minor in Russian Studies. I’m from Fort Mill, South Carolina, and love to learn about politics and languages! After graduation, I plan to complete a master’s degree in Democracy and Political Science, focusing on Eastern European Studies and pursue a career in world politics in Europe.

I began working as a Peer Career Advisor at the College of Charleston Career Center during the Spring semester of my sophomore year. I have learned so much from this job about resumes, interview techniques, and cover letter drafting that I will take with me after I graduate. I love to help students improve their resumes and give them advice on how to find internships that align with their major and will help them in their prospective career.