“My faith is very important in my job at Messiah College. I work with other Christians and regularly have the opportunity to have faith-based discussions. It is a great place to work because I am surrounded by great influences and Christ-centered people.”
Leah’s Career Journey
“As an Undergraduate student, I served as a workstudy student in the Undergraduate Registrar's Office. After graduation, I worked as a nanny and then began my current job about one month after I graduated.”
Working as a Records Specialist
“I work with prospective and current Graduate students at Messiah College. By helping to answer questions, updating academic records, and helping students to register for classes; I can help them meet their educational goals.”
How has HDFS prepared you?
“I feel like the Human Development and Family Science program really prepared me for my job. I regularly have the opportunity to help people and practice methods of effective communication. Introduction to Interpersonal Relations, Adult Development, and Family Ethnicity and Human Services have given me skills that I regularly use in my career. Holistically, all of the classes I have taken at Messiah have helped me to improve my writing. This is very important since I regularly send professional written communication to students and staff.”
“I would recommend that you get to know your instructors and advisors. They are a great resource!”