Career Services discussion and Student Government elections held at SGA meeting: Director of Career Services receives feedback from SGA member, followed by SGA elections

Posted by Ani Lordkipanidze

On Oct. 18, Deborah Loffredo, the newly hired director of Career Services, came to the Student Government Senate meeting to receive feedback from SGA members.

Loffredo is new to the college, and wanted to hear ideas from SGA members about improving Career Services, as well as its relations with the student body. She asked SGA what level of involvement Career Services usually has in students' lives, as well as whether or not this involvement is enough.

SGA members suggested that Career Services become more involved with first years and sophomores. One of the ways in which this could be done would be placing the PowerPoint presentations that representatives of Career Services show to first years in their first semester online for later viewing.

In other business, elections followed the Career Services discussion for Willingness-to-serve positions. Candidates delivered speeches to the Senate, including William Romano '13 (Integrity Board), Sibo Gama '15 (First-Year senator), Laura Venner '14 (Speakers Bureau), Arissa Fram '14 (Parking Court and Traditions Committee) and Chantal Moore '15 (Traditions Committee). All candidates who spoke at the meeting were elected to their desired positions.

Student clubs addressed the Senate, requesting finances to sponsor activities. The Hispanic Awareness Club's President and Treasurer Jovany Andujar '13 asked for money to sponsor a comedian from New York City, who will perform at 10 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Spa.

Senators Raiza Nazareth '12 and Amanda Seres '14 presented changes made in Willingness-to-serve codes, which were amended to reflect current practices, as well as to provide more detail on the job of the Willingness-to-serve coordinator and to further clarify the Willingness-to-Serve process.

Student Government meets at 8 p.m. Thursdays in Ladd Hall 307.

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