Higher Education Cover Letter

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Isabelle De La Fuente
UC Berkeley Career Center
100 Academic Building
Berkeley, CA 94720

 

Dear Ms. De La Fuente,

As a student affairs practitioner, I strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all students in their career development. Therefore, I enthusiastically submit my candidacy for your Associate Director of Career Inclusion opening. I have spent my career generating access to higher education and career opportunities, and I believe I would be a valuable addition to your dynamic team.

As a career counselor, I meet each student where they are at, then help them articulate their goals and create an action plan to meet them. I have a wide range of career services expertise, from one-on-one counseling to program development to employer relations. Additionally, I have spearheaded diversity and inclusion initiatives at Western Connecticut as it relates to career development, hosting our first Latinx networking event this past year. I would work tirelessly to promote UC Berkeley students from every background through existing and future programs.

Additionally, my background in higher education includes admissions and residence life experience that would contribute greatly to your career center. In admissions, I saw the inequities that impacted certain groups of students – particularly in rural Colorado – and worked to break down barriers and build bridges with those groups. In residence life, I got further exposure to important topics like conflict resolution and building community that would influence how I approach my work as your Associate Director of Career Inclusion. I will be navigating sensitive conversations with students and employers, and I feel equipped to navigate those effectively in order to advocate for Berkeley students.

Finally, I place a great importance on my own career development, always seeking to learn and grow in each role I take on. I am heavily involved in NASPA, which gives me access to expansive resources and a supportive network of fellow practitioners. I would also be excited to promote the unique work at UC Berkeley’s Career Center through NASPA and NCDA. Similarly, I would seek ways to become engaged with partners on campus and stakeholders in the community in order to provide the best opportunities and programs for students.

In sum, I believe if I had the opportunity to interview with your team, you would see that I could be a driving force connecting Berkeley students to careers. Thank you in advance for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

 

Stephanie Godwin