My name is Covina Dunnihoo! This is my 5th year at Central and I am majoring in Nutrition with a minor in Exercise Science. I am originally from Federal Way, but now consider Ellensburg to be my home. This is my second year with Career Services; however it is my first year as a Peer Advisor. It has been great learning how to help students and building friendships with the other Peer Advisors. Other than work and school, I am very involved with a Christian group on campus called Fuel. I like to be outdoors and go on grand adventures, I like to travel (although that happens rarely), I love sports especially football, I eat lots of food, and love photography. I am a very social person and love to interact with others. Working for Career Services has provided me with the opportunity to work with a wide range of people and gain lots of experience.
Overall I have liked all of my jobs, but the one that I had the biggest issues with was a Childcare/Preschool. I absolutely love kids. I started babysitting when I was 11 and have worked with kids in childcare settings many times. The Preschool I worked for my senior year of high school was fun, but short lived. I loved my kids, but there were many state rules that were broken in the short time I was there. I was 17 when I worked there, so I was not supposed to be alone with the children and I was alone almost daily. There is also a ratio of 7 children to 1 teacher for toddlers and on many occasions I was alone in a classroom of 10 one year olds. My biggest fear was someone reporting the violations and my reputation being tainted. I tried to kindly voice my concerns, but after 3 months of no change I had to put in my resignation.
I honestly cannot pick a favorite job. I have liked all of my jobs and it has been hard to move on from each one of them when the time has come. I feel so blessed to have my job here at Career Services. Along with Peer Advising, I also assist the Employer recruitment/Event Coordinator. I get to interact with many employers and assist in the planning and implementing of Career Fairs. Both of these jobs have given me so much more knowledge and experience that I never could have imagined before now. Career Services is a great resource to all students and wherever I go I try to encourage students to come see us. We would love to see you!
Check out the lineup of great career development workshops, events, and drop-in hours this quarter.New Wildcat Career Network Offers ‘One-Stop Shop’ For Jobs And Internships
There’s a new way for CWU students and alumni to look for jobs or internships. The Wildcat CareerSpring Career Fair Brings Employers To Students
Opportunity filled the SURC ballroom during CWU’s annual spring career fair. More than 80 firms a