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ECS says goodbye to Jessica Hall

If you’ve visited Engineering Career Services in the past two years, while looking for a co-op or internship position, perhaps you’ve met with Graduate Advisor, Jessica (Santaguida) Hall. Jessica has met with hundreds of students in a variety of capacities…resume building, interviewing help, and workshop facilitation to name a few. While Jessica was here, she developed a “Personal Branding” workshop that has helped numerous engineering students understand how to better distinguish themselves in a tight job market.

Jessica’s duel Masters Degrees in Higher Education and Human Resources has provided a unique viewpoint through which she advises students in their job search. To quote Jessica, her favorite things about working at ECS were “meeting with smart, ambitious engineering students and helping them realize their full potential in the job market. Every day was different; each engineering student presented a unique resume and discussion about how their life experiences could uniquely position them in a competitive job market.” If she could remind students of one thing it would be this…”be confident that your knowledge, skills, abilities, and life experiences – no matter how related to engineering-those skills can be communicated in a way that demonstrates your ability to ‘fit’ in your desired co-op/internship/job. Transferable skills such as communication, research, leadership, innovation, project management, organization, time management, team work, etc…are just as important as your technical engineering skills!”

Jessica will wrap up her time at ECS at the end of the month. She will be moving forward in her career at Ohio Dominican University as an Academic Support Specialist working with academically at-risk students. She is looking forward to the opportunity to help students succeed in college through the development of new programs and one-on-one counseling. We will miss her around the office, as I’m sure many of you will as well.

We'll end this blog with Jessica's favorite quote...

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
-Mahatma Gandhi


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Rachel Kaschner

Rachel Kaschner is the Assistant Director at Engineering Career Services.