It’s a Tuesday in September and the Career Center is a hive of activity. Staff advisers pop out of their offices to call students in from the lounge. Hadley Heinrich ’17 is manning the Peer Career Advisers’ desk, which bears a small plaque with her name.
Less than an hour into her shift, Heinrich has counseled three underclassmen on their résumés and cover letters. She speaks quietly but firmly, drawing students into the process and giving them a foundation from which to build: change tone here, add references there, cut back on this section, expand that one.
“Every student comes in with so much stress,” she says. They want to know right away: What should they do with their lives? The center, Heinrich says, helps them “to take a step back. You don’t need to have results within the next few seconds.”
Heinrich is one example of how the Career Center is recreating itself as a hub of information and as a place for alumni, students, faculty and staff to connect with one another. That effort got a boost this fall with the announcement that Marjorie and Michael R. Loeb ’77 had made a seven-figure commitment to expand the center’s offerings.