Anahi Martinez, a junior international relations major from Woodbridge, Va., has been selected to represent University of Lynchburg on a statewide advisory council focusing on connecting private college students with top Virginia banks and corporations on internship and employment opportunities.
Martinez is now serving on the Student Advisory Council for CAREER15, the innovative job placement network for students enrolled at the 15 private colleges and universities which are members of the statewide consortium supported by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC). Each institution is represented by one student on the Council. Students were selected on the basis of academic achievement and leadership on campus.
CAREER15, launched by the VFIC last year and offered through the College’s career services office, was designed as a cost-efficient and time-efficient way to connect Virginia’s private college students with potential employers. Students and companies connect through postings on a central website – www.career15.com – and through regional events which bring students and employers face-to-face. Currently, more than 70 corporations and 2,000 students are participating.
On the Council, students provide advice to the staff of CAREER15, and promote the program on their campuses. At LC, Martinez works closely with Beverly Reid, director of career development.
“We’re delighted to have student leaders like Anahi Martinez on the Student Advisory Council,” says CAREER15 Director Doug Banks. “Her advice and counsel, and her work on campus to engage other students with CAREER15, are critical to the success of the program, and are much appreciated.”