Women’s History Month Staff Spotlight: Christine Arias

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
March is Women’s History Month! All March, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will be spotlighting some of the incredible women who make Emory & Henry College the outstanding institution that it is.

Today we are highlighting Christine Arias!

As the Career Advisor at The van Vlissingen Center for Career and Professional Development, Christina Arias’ main initiative is to guide students and alumni along their career journey. Her main goal is for students and alumni to feel empowered to be their authentic selves as they navigate the world-of-work. She believes that we are most likely to find satisfaction in our work when our values, needs, and interests align with our professional lives and she am dedicated to helping you make that happen.

When Arias is not working at the van Vlissingen Center for Career & Professional Development, she enjoys practicing Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing. When asked about one of her most empowering experiences, she said:
“It was truly unexpected. When I finished college, I wasn’t sure what to do next and I remember feeling pretty lost. I decided to pursue a six month job as a Steward on a small eco-tourism cruise ship that traveled from Southeastern Alaska to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. During this time, I learned so much about myself. Leaving everything behind to explore the unknown, allowed me to feel that I had become a woman who could go anywhere and do anything. My connection to nature, humans, and ultimately to myself was restored all through a ‘I don’t know what I’m doing with life’ pivot”.
Arias suggested that we learn more about Rue Mapp, Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro as she is a woman who inspires her. If she could give one piece of advice to women who are interested in working in her field, she says “As a Career Advisor, I have so much to say on this! My top piece of advice is to stay open to opportunities that were not a part of the original plan. You never know where it could take you!” 
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