Tara Stevenson, Private College/University Representative, Florida Association of Colleges and Employers
Kayla Murphy interned with Flagler College Career Services this past spring and proved to be an integral piece to the success of our office. She plans to go into the field of Student Affairs following her graduation in December with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. This semester Kayla is interning in Student Activities to add more experience to her resume.
As an intern with Career Services, Kayla’s responsibilities included:
- Coordinating the spring career expo for over 400 students and 80 organizations
- Managing promotion of spring career expo
- Acting as liaison between different departments (library, student services, catering)
- Presenting at staff meetings
- Managing the bulletin board
- Shadowed up to 305 student appointments regarding resume review and mock interviews
Kayla was an integral piece in the success of Flagler’s spring expo. She connected with potential attending organizations, coordinated “day of” logistics, including catering and parking, and assisted with on campus marketing tools. We were so proud to say our office reached more than 400 students and Kayla’s efforts definitely contributed to the success of the event.
When not interning, Kayla managed a full course schedule in addition to working over 20 hours a week with a local company and devoting many hours as a cheerleader. If that wasn’t enough, Kayla became actively involved on campus throughout her time as a student. She currently serves as the President for the American Fundraising Professionals chapter at Flagler College and was selected to represent the college at a recent national conference in San Antonio, Texas. Moreover, Kayla also fills the role of Vice President for the Student United Way, coordinating different volunteer opportunities in the community, including tutoring underprivileged students in our school systems. Lastly, Kayla also volunteer her time as an Orientation Leader to new students in the fall semester, connecting them with the campus and introducing them to the world of college.
Kayla, both through her internships and as a student, exemplifies strong communication skills, leadership qualities and professionalism beyond any of my expectations. Kayla demonstrates a strong awareness for sensitivity, making it a point to meet with students, problem solving with them to the fullest. She displays poise, positivity and resourcefulness when working not only with other Flagler students, but with surrounding community members and college staff and faculty as well.