Lori Haight has joined the School of Information and Library Science as the School’s first career services coordinator effective January 23, 2012.
Haight will be responsible for educating students on employment issues and fellowships and will counsel them on all aspects of internships and the job search process, helping them determine successful job search strategies. She will be the primary point of contact for employers recruiting SILS students, and she will engage in various outreach efforts to market SILS students to potential employers. In addition, she will identify internship and field experience opportunities and work with students on post-graduate employment.
“We are very pleased to welcome Lori to SILS,” said Tammy L. Cox, assistant dean of Administration. “This is an important position for SILS—one that students have been requesting for a number of years. We are fortunate to find a person with Lori’s talents and experiences. She will be an exceptional fit for what is needed to locate employers who are looking for skilled professionals, and help prepare our students for their future careers.”
Haight comes to SILS most recently from the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications where she served as a development and alumni affairs assistant. Prior to her work on the Chapel Hill campus, she assisted the Academic and Career Planning unit at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. where she worked with students and alumni on their career goals, guiding them through the process of creating successful job search strategies. In addition, she has experience in academic student advising and served as director in the Office of Student Involvement at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C. where she promoted student development and facilitated new student orientation. She also was the previous director of research for the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Haight received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from NC State University, a Master’s degree in higher education and student affairs and a bachelor’s degree in English from University of Richmond, Richmond, V.A