Posted by: Naomi Ruth
Written byMeghan Orner
On August 26, the Career Center gladly welcomed Matthew Pouss as the new Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator. With a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University, Matt comes to the Mount with plenty of experience as a counselor for college students, previously working at Gettysburg College and Penn State Mont Alto. Matt looks forward to meeting students and helping them in any way he possible can!
But helping college students find their vision for the future was not always Matt’s career plan. He also graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Geography, but soon realized that what he really wanted was to help people: “During my experiences, I realized how much I value human interaction. I love helping people as well, so that allowed me to transition my focus.” As the new Internship Coordinator, Matt will assist students in finding internship opportunities and guiding them in the various aspects of the career process, including resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and other any help a student may need.
Matt could not be happier with his decision to come to the Mount. Although he has only been here a few weeks so far, Matt has already come to know and admire the Four Pillars of our school: faith, discovery, leadership and community. The Four Pillars are all qualities that Matt values, and he has already seen the strong sense of community that ties us all together at the Mount.
Matt hopes that all Mount students will be confident and comfortable in undertaking an internship and finding the value in it.Internships are so important because they offer students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and the whole workforce in various fields.Matt would also like to emphasize the many resources offered by the Career Center. It is important to find those support structures and to learn more about the various resources out there.
Although college can be a great time to find oneself and explore career possibilities, Matt also believes that these college years can come with the challenge of discovering oneself. It is important for students to examine what their college experience will mean to them as they graduate and move forward in their lives.And with that challenge of discovering oneself, Matt would also like to encourage students to find their vision for the future, and to consider what you want your life to mean.
And if you ever need any help discovering your own vision for the future, then stop by the Career Center to make an appointment to meet Matt or stop by during the Career Center’s drop-in hours every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1-2 PM.
The Career Center welcomes Matt, and we wish him all the best as he begins his first year here at the Mount!