In the Career Development Center, we love to hear about the career success that our students and alumni experience as a result of their engagement with our center. Today, we are excited to share Danielle Iannelli's inspirational story.
Danielle, a 2013 Communication Studies graduate, is now a Senior Manager for Immersive Learning Programs at PBS. As a transfer student, she sought out mentors and community connections that helped her find her footing in her early days at Appalachian. The support she received from the Career Development Center prepared her to succeed in obtaining a scholarship to participate in the AppState in DC internship program. According to Danielle, Appalachian truly became her family and without it she would not be where she is today.
Dominick Fetters excelled as a student employee in the Career Development Center for 1.5 years. In 2020, he earned his BS in Applied Physics and now just recently graduated with his MS in Engineering Physics in May. Dom applied all the strategies for job search and salary negotiation when applying for full time employment. In May 2021, Dom started his first professional job as a RF Test Engineer with Wolfspeed - a Cree company based in the RTP that manufactures wide bandgap semiconductors.
Amber is a recent AppState graduate. She was an out-of-state student who came to Appalachian because of it’s amazing biodiversity. Hear what she has to say about the Career Development Center:
“My first experience with Career Development was actually because I work close to them and established a friendly acquaintanceship with several of the career counsellors I would pass in the halls. When it came time for me to spruce up my resume for a class assignment, I sought out an appointment with my college's respective counselor. We spent a solid amount of time going over what was wrong with it and how I could make it better including formatting and content and she showed me what resources I could use in my future job search.
Julie Do is an international student from Evian, France who came to Appalachian State as part of her MBA program in Human Resources. She came to Boone this past January and only two months after her arrival, was recruited by Google for a summer position in their Talent Acquisition department.
In Spring 2016, Tim came to CareerFest “just to see what was there.” He ended up talking to a Sherwin Williams representative that lead him to a part-time job in the company. He continued his Senior year at App, not really satisfied with what he was doing with Sherwin Williams, but (with his Mom’s encouragement) decided to go back to CareerFest in Spring 2017 to explore other options. This time, another Sherwin Williams representative saw his potential and encouraged him to apply to their Internship Program.