Center for Internships and Career Development

Victor Harley

Thumbnail image for victor harley.jpgWith the help of Career Services and the Social Work Faculty at Eastern Victor Harley was selected out of a large pool of candidates by a government agency nearly 5,000 miles away! 

                As a Social Work major with a minor in Criminology his dream job was to work as a Child Protective Services Social Worker. After graduating he found out about the Social Work Position with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Office of Children's Services by visiting the Alaska state employment opportunity directly and searching for job postings.

During his time at Eastern Victor was involved in many internships in the Willimantic area. His most intensive internship took place throughout his senior year with over 500 supervised hours in the Drug Intervention Court Program at Perception Programs Inc. For his criminology minor he also spent a semester with the State Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division in the Office of Adult Probation in Willimantic, CT. He enjoyed this internship so much that he took time out to volunteer for the next semester.

                Throughout Victors time spent here at Eastern he has visited Career Services many times to stay on his career path. It was an excellent resource for him and his future. The career counselors spent a lot of time answering his questions, helping him with his resume, cover letter and interview strategies for upcoming opportunities.

                After graduating Victor had many job opportunities to pick from, including the Perception Program Inc., The State of Alaska, the State of Delaware and being accepted into the AmeriCorps to teach special education in New York City.  Victor is now living in the state of Alaska where he works at his dream job everyday with children!

"My story is evidence of the fact that the opportunities that come from an Eastern education can provide you is obviously unlimited" said Victor.

Story written by: Brittany Mancini

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