Joshua Lockheed

Hard work and determination certainly paid off for recent graduate Joshua Lockheed! Josh graduated from Eastern with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Business Information Systems. From the start of his undergraduate career, Josh connected with Career Services and maintained a close relationship with all of the career counselors. Josh initially met with the career counselors to help draft his resume; and over the years, he would meet with a counselor periodically to improve his resume and add new qualifications and accomplishments. Joshua says “they helped me with more than just finding a job; they showed me how to develop important skills. They supported everything that I did from campus involvement to personal interests.”

Recently, Joshua pursued a job lead sent to him by one of Eastern’s career counselors. He secured at position at CDW, as their Higher Education Account Manager. CDW is a company which provides IT services and products for the government. Joshua sees himself as a Technology Solutions Consultant, hopefully working in a larger corporation.

Josh is very active in Kiwanis, which is an organization that works to develop future leaders through guidance and support from mentors and volunteers. Additionally, Josh plays the saxophone and keys in a band entitled “Get in get out.” In his spare time, Josh enjoys hiking, producing music and spending time with friends and family.

Joshua would like to thank the Career Services department and professors Citurs, Brown, Lowy, Desroches, Liu and Free for all of their help throughout the years.


Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Lauren Finkbeiner 


Abnel Navarro

Recent graduate Abnel Navarro of Willimantic , CT , has just recently started his first job post graduation! During his time at Eastern, he majored in social work and made the Dean’s List. Throughout his college career, he visited Career Services where he met with a career counselor numerous times to help him build his resume. Additionally, Abnel used the resources provided by Career Services to help him with his cover letter and to create a draft of his resume, using Optimal Resume. Career Services kept Abnel updated with any new job postings that would be interesting to Abnel in the field of social services.

Currently, Abnel works for the North American Family Institute (NAFI) as a functional family therapist. He says “I kept in touch with Career Services after graduating. They continued to send job postings, offered their services and answered any questions that I had about the job search process.” Future plans include, graduate school at the University of Connecticut where he hopes to receive his Masters of Social Work.

Interview conducted by Career Services intern, Lauren Finkbeiner