Director of Career Development | firstname.lastname@example.org
Miuccia is a fourth year pursuing a major in Managerial Economics and a minor in Communication.
Why did you decide to join Davis Women in Business?
I joined Davis Women in Business to engage with a community of motivated individuals striving to develop themselves personally and professionally. When I first arrived at UC Davis as a first year student, I longed for that “second family away from home” my peers frequently sought to find themselves — I explored various organizations, from sports clubs to community service organizations, but wasn’t able to establish a genuine connection with their communities and mission statements. However, when I encountered DWIB, I instantly felt inspired by DWIB’s tight-knit, supportive community. Joining DWIB proves to be one of the main highlights in my undergraduate career because I have experienced personal and professional growth as well as developed strong relationships with other aspiring female professionals.
What are your responsibilities as Director of Career Development?
My main goal as the Career Development Director includes equipping DWIB’s associates with proper knowledge of important professional and life skills, educating them about the various career paths they can take, and preparing them for entry into the working world. It is my responsibility to serve as a coach and mentor for DWIB’s associates to help them succeed both personally and professionally. Therefore, my responsibilities entail creating and hosting professional development workshops, developing and leading a new career coach program within DWIB, and working closely with DWIB’s associates to help them achieve their professional goals.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about promoting health and wellness — I believe it’s important for college students to seek a healthy balance between their academics, professional, and personal lives. While DWIB’s mission involves empowering DWIB’s associates to accomplish their professional goals, I believe we should also take time to take care of ourselves and reflect on our own mental health and well-being. By striving for that balance, we can become healthier and happier versions of ourselves.
What professional field are you currently pursuing, and what are your plans after college?
I am currently seeking to pursue a career in marketing, Human Resources, or management. Over the past few years, I’ve delved into marketing because I’ve been interested in promoting companies through branding, design, and customer relations. When I became involved in several leadership roles on campus, especially my role as Marketing Lead of the Aggie Reuse Store, I realized my passion for leading and managing teams and working with a diverse group of individuals towards a common goal. Ultimately, the future is uncertain, but I am still young and understand it’s important to remain open-minded about exploring my professional interests and strengths.
Who do you look up to and why?
I look up to my mom because she was the person who taught me the importance of perseverance and hard work. She showed me that while talent and innate intelligence may contribute to success, hard work and determination ultimately takes us to the next level of successfully reaching our goals. I respect my mom for raising me and my family to the best of her abilities, ensuring we constantly receive proper care and attention, and serving as my main source for guidance and support.
Describe yourself in one word and tell us why.
I would describe myself as empathetic — empathy is an ability I’m constantly striving to learn about and improve upon because I believe being able to truly putting yourself in the shoes of others enables you to connect with and develop genuine relationships with those around you.