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Catawba’s Director of Career Services Appointed by N.C. Governor to State Internship Council

February 07, 2015

Category: Events, Staff


perryswearin15a.jpgRobin Perry, Director of Career Services for Catawba College, has been appointed by N.C. Governor Pat McCrory '78 to the North Carolina Internship Council that serves as the governing body of the State Government Internship Program. The 17-member Council includes former interns, a legislator, and college faculty and career development professionals.

The Council is charged with determining the appropriateness of proposals for student intern projects and the number of students to be placed, before screening eligible applicants and selecting the students for interviews with project supervisors. Since 1969, over 3,300 college and law students have gone through the State Government Internship Program. That program is among the oldest and largest paid internship program of any state government in the United States.

perryswearin15b.jpgPerry has been Director of Career Services at Catawba since 2011.  Prior to that, she spent 18 years in the executive search profession, the majority of that time as a partner with Patton-Perry Associates, a top 50 ranked retainer search firm in Charlotte. She is a member of the Salisbury Rotary and Rotary Scholarship Trust Fund Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, and the Workforce Development Committee of the Rowan Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of Memphis University-Lambuth campus with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

As Catawba's Career Service Director, Perry is responsible for counseling/advising students regarding "life after Catawba" with skills such as: resume prep, interviewing, career planning, networking, business etiquette, internship search, social media, and career search resources.  Her office also conducts career fairs, grad school fairs, mock interviews, and coordinates guest speakers and recruiters on campus. Since 2012, Perry has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Ketner School of Business teaching Experiential Learning to business, communications and Information Systems majors.