Career Ambassador Program

The Career Ambassador Program (CAP) offers  a select number of students each school year the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the areas of career development and planning.  Each CAP member gains practical experience by leading peer-to-peer career coaching sessions.  These coaching sessions could include resume review, LinkedIn profile review and training, cover letter writing, interview preperation and more.  
 

Meet the 2014-2015 Career Ambassadors

 

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Austin Flannagan

This will be Austin's second year working for the Offices of Strengths and Vocation.  As a junior at Point Loma Nazarene University, Austin Flanagan has displayed outstanding levels of devotion and perseverance. He is currently studying Political Science with the aspiration of attending law school.

Outside of this dedication to his education, Austin continues to strive for a better community. His extra curricular activities at Point Loma include two-year student Senate member, Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha, and member of the Men’s soccer club. In these organizations and others, Austin works to better his community through direct involvement. With this, he plans on continuing his work fighting for justice as a lawyer.

Austin is currently working as an office assistant at the Office of Strengths and Vocation at Point Loma Nazarene University, which coincides with his previous employment at Conference Services and Phone-a-thon.

 

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Lauren Hartz

Lauren Hartz currently a Junior at Point Loma Nazarene University is currently pursuing a B.A. in Psychology. After completing her undergraduate degree Ms. Hartz hopes to get her Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling so she can become a high school guidance counselor and academic advisor. Ms. Hartz chose this career path because she understands what a large role adolescence plays in individual’s futures and she wants to help those around her make the wisest most informed choices in their futures.

This is Lauren's second year as a Career Ambassador. Wishing to surround herself with likeminded individuals, who also wanted to invest in student’s futures, Ms. Hartz started working at the Offices of Strengths and Vocation at PLNU. There she assists career coaches in scheduling appointments, greeting students and helping with Network 9 events.

Ms. Hartz finds joy in being a leader and mentor in the Jr. high youth group at her church. She also loves reading classic novels, watching movies from Hollywood’s golden age and listening to vocal jazz, swing, and show tunes.

 

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Emma Gocal

Emma Gocal is a Sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is seeking her bachelor's degree in societal communications with a minor in public relations. With a passion for impacting lives and gaining a global perspective, Emma plans to one day work as a PR representative for an internationally recognized humanitarian organization.

Emma is entering her second year working with the Offices of Strengths and Vocations on campus as a desk assistant, managing office tasks and student appointments. Emma is also in her second year as an OSV Career Ambassador.

 

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Layah Weiss

Layah is a Sophomore at Point Loma Nazarene University and is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in International Development. She is passionate about people, traveling and learning about different cultures.

Ms. Weiss has participated in several mission trips help by Ministries with Mexico at PLNU and hopes to continue serving people locally and abroad. She also balances her on-campus job at the Offices of Strengths and Vocation with playing flute in the PLNU Concert Band, practicing classical guitar, photography, and playing soccer and volleyball. This will be Layah's first year as a Career Ambassador.