Alumni Spotlight: Chris Campbell

Name: Chris CampbellChris Campbell

Graduation Year: 2015

Major: Religious Studies

Industry: University of Vermont, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Favorite Class: Faith and World Poverty

Campus Involvement: Residence Life and Housing (HRA and RA), Gateways Orientation Leader, Director of Diversity and Class Senator for Student Government Association (SGA), Co-Chair/First Year Apprentice for Caribbean African Student Assemblage (CASA), Diversity Leadership Team, Peer Mentor for the Academic Services Center, and Magis.

College Internship/Work Experience: Hogan Campus Center- Building Supervisor, Office of Advancement Services, and Summer Intern for  the Student Government Association.

What were some of the most defining events/opportunities/aspects of your time at Holy Cross?Maymester in Paris, NJSLC at Santa Clara University and Boston College and El Salvador Immersion Trip

What is one thing someone should be certain to do before they graduate? Study abroad and participate in an immersion trip.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field? Embrace the ambiguity.

What skills have you found most useful in your professional life that you attribute from learning at Holy Cross?

  • Awareness of cultural diversity and other’s viewpoints
  • Empathy for others
  • Problem solving
  • Ask thought-provoking questions and think critically and analytically
  • Adapt to change
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and communicate effectively

What is the most important advice you could give a student on obtaining an internship or a job?Do not underestimate the use of social media because internships can be found through online networking. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram are all excellent resources for finding an internship and building your professional network. You can use hashtags or simple visit some of the accounts that post internships within your desired field.

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