Heart of the Matter

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We’ve Moved!

I am pleased to announce that our Office of Personal and Career Development is ready and excited to welcome students in our new home on the second floor of Reynolda Hall.

On August 1st, our twenty-six staff members moved into our new, 7,000 square foot space located down the hall from the Magnolia Room. With a new state-of-the art ‘Innovation Station’ and six media-enhanced counseling suites, we are looking forward to collaborating with students when they arrive this week.

Fall semester programming has already been developed to make the best use of the OPCD’s new Innovation Station, a flexible space designed to educate up to 30 students at a time – for workshops, company presentations, resume reviews and interactive classes.  Instructors and students can now take advantage of the Innovation Station with full media and internet capability, smart board technology, a 17’ X 10’ dry erase board, and wheeled furniture.

Our counselors have begun to meet with students in the OPCD’s six newly designed career counseling suites. Each of the suites include a 42” computer monitor to engage students in assessing employer websites, giving tips for a variety of job boards, reviewing presentations, and evaluating career assessment results.

As we settle in and begin to see students on a daily basis, we will post additional photos with special attention to our new media resources and student exploration spaces.  We will be hosting tours of our new offices during the Friday afternoon of Family Weekend on September 16th.   Please stop by when you are on campus!

Category: OPCD Updates