Staff, New Hours at CDC
Well known as one
of the most innovative and successful career development centers
of its type in the country, MHCs Career Development Center
(CDC) nevertheless continues to make improvements. This summer,
the CDC brought Trevin Lau on board in the newly created position
of multicultural career adviser. Lau, who was born in Hong Kong
and raised in Massachusetts, has a bachelors degree in psychology
and biology. In addition to being part of the centers team
of career counselors, Lau does outreach to students of color and
lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students. "My job,"
says Lau, "is to go out there and let these students know
that the CDC is committed [to their needs] and is accessible.
I tell them what we have to offer, and I encourage them to use
our services." One of the ways Lau accomplishes this is to
design career workshops specifically for campus groups. Recently,
for example, she made a presentation to Sistahs in Science, a
student group for women of color in the sciences. Lau discussed
resources to help the members learn how to create opportunities
for internships, as well as information about scholarships geared
toward women in the sciences.
This fall, Katya King
was appointed assistant director of fellowships and scholarships.
Born in Prague, she grew up in Sweden and earned a Ph.D. in Slavic
languages and literatures from Harvard University. Her duties
at the CDC include keeping students abreast of fellowship opportunities,
assisting them with their applications, and administering major
fellowships and scholarships.The
CDC Expands Office Hours
CDC staff expect that added office hours, Wednesdays from
5 to 8 pm, will allow education majors, scholar-athletes,
and other students with crowded daytime schedules easier
access to the on-site services of the center. When classes
are in session, CDC hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30
am to 5 pm, with additional hours Wednesday and Thursday
from 5 to 8 pm, and Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. For this semester,
Trevin Lau has established office hours at three campus
cultural centers. Students will find her at the Betty Shabazz
House, Mondays from 6 to 7 pm; the Ortega Center, Mondays
from 7 to 8 pm; and at the Asian Center for Empowerment
(ACE), Tuesdays from 6 to 7 pm.