Pfeiffer University announces that Caroline Sawyer ‘07 has joined its staff as director of internships and career planning.
Reporting to the Office of Academic Affairs, Ms. Sawyer will lead Pfeiffer’s efforts to develop career-building opportunities for undergraduate students in preparation for entering the workforce when they graduate. These include building relationships with employers in a variety of fields who are able to offer students meaningful hands-on work experiences, coordinating guest speakers, and presenting workshops for resume writing, interview skills and related topics.
“Guiding students as they gain the skills and confidence to navigate their first job hunt reflects Pfeiffer’s commitment to building and sustaining a culture of mentorship,” said President Colleen Perry Keith. “Ms. Sawyer’s background, expertise and knowledge of Pfeiffer as an alumna align strategically with the university’s goal for every student to graduate having completed at least one internship, as well as relationally to assure students have the tools they need when they need them.”
Ms. Sawyer returns to Pfeiffer, where she taught psychology earlier in her career. Most recently, she was coordinator of student support, instructor of psychology and transfer advisor for Stanly Community College. Prior to that, she taught English as a second language for The Anglo-International Language Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay. After graduating from Pfeiffer in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in psychology, Ms. Sawyer earned a master of arts in counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.