Center for Internships and Career Development

Kira Holmes

            Kira Holmes (small).JPGWithout a doubt, the history and anthropology major Kira Holmes is a hard worker; there is no other way to describe her. Currently a junior, Kira already has a lot on her plate; she is a presenter for the learning workshops 4.0, has finished a display at Eastern's archives, is the treasurer for the History Club, and also works in the Academic Services Center where she tutors history, biology, math, anthropology, etc.; the list goes on.

            Since her sophomore year, she has managed to visit Career Services at least twice a year. Here she has received assistance in developing and improving her resume as well as her cover letter, learned all about Experience, our online internship and job database, and discussed her future plans.

Kira says that her, "good analytical and research skills, good customer service skills, impeccable organizational skills, adaptable and quick learning skills on computers, creativity, and leadership skills", as well as her passion for history is what helped her land her internship at the Milford Historical Society. Her internship requires her to do a great deal, but it's nothing Kira can't handle. "My duties entailed paper archiving cataloging books...attending conferences about grant writing, making history interesting, emergency planning for the museum, wearing period style dress...and so much more."

            Kira recommends that anyone who may be unsure about their future and/or how to go about obtaining and internship to visit Career Services where there are, "very friendly personnel, who want to see you succeed and move on to better employment opportunities in your future." Kira's advice to everyone is to, "Never wait till the last minute for an appointment because you want to have plenty of time to plan everything for your career from the perfect internship, to the professional resume or cover letter."

 

Career Services wishes Kira good luck with her internship and her future. Great job Kira!

Interview conducted by Milan Sands 

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