Coach’s Call: Melissa Sawyer

Melissa Sawyer is Senior Associate Director / Operations Manager and dedicated Career Coach for the Accounting, Corporate Finance and Accounting (Accounting Focus), Information Systems Audit and Control, Mathematics, and Actuarial Sciences majors in the Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center.

Career Questions 

How did you become a career coach?

I worked in the Admission office of my undergraduate institution.  When I graduated, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life, so found a job working in the Admission office at Cornell University (as that is where I am from).  I ultimately went on to grad school for my Med in Higher Education / Student Personnel and found my love for Career Services through one of my internships in the program.  Now, I think I am doing my job well if I help my students figure out what they want to do after graduation faster than I did for myself J

Life mantra/ quote to live by?

What’s your favorite part about working from home? Least favorite? Favorite part, having time to exercise now that there is no commute – Least favorite – I miss seeing people in person!  I’m seeing a ton through Zoom, but miss the personal interaction.

Fun Questions 

What was your first pet? Dog

What music have you discovered recently? Old favorites

This or That?

Dogs or cats? dogs

Books or movies? movies

Netflix or Hulu? Netflix

Lightning Round: Favorites 

Vacation Spot – Santorini, Greece (but so many more!)

Pizza topping – pepperoni

Shopping store – Target for everything – Ann Taylor Factory for clothes

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