There is a new face in the Career Services Office at Castleton State College. Renee Beaupre-White has taken over the director position from recently retired Judith Carruthers.
Beaupre-Whitehas already been busy with a number of tasks from working with FYS classes to creating floor programs.
She said shehas many goals for this year, including basic ones like wanting to get acclimated to the culture and community and bigger ones like bringing in alumni speakers to connect with current students.
Beaupre-White is also a big believerthat internships are a necessity because of the level of experience students receive from the workplace. She explained that employers love to see internships on resumes when hiring.
“They are a win-win situation,” said Beaupre-White.
It’s no wonder she values internships. Her husband, Chrispin White, heads up internship programs at Castleton
“Renee is a big supporter of internships,” hesaid.”She will try to connect students and provide them with what they need.”
Beaupre-White is a 1987 graduate of Castleton with a degree in social work. Since graduation, she has worked for 25 years in higher education. She said sheis very enthusiastic about the new position.
Beaupre-White said she also really wants students to know that the Career Center at Castleton is always available for them. She said she is here to provide students with support and encouragement for when they take their next step after graduation.
Another goal is to update the school’s website so it has more links and options for students to look at when browsing.
“It’s always nice to have someone new with fresh ideas,” said Justin Rose, a senior, of Castleton State College.
Beaupre-White said her overall mission is to prepare students with clarity, competence and confidence, while leading lives if connection. When asked what accomplishments she would like to achieve she was quick with a broad answer.
“I love to make things happen.”