by Sarah Gianni ’18
“Come to the career center, I promise we’re not scary!” Stachel Roberts ’18 says with a smile. The Bronx native is reflecting on her work-study position in the Providence College Center for Career Education, a job she has held since her sophomore year. “Right now I am being trained to be able to facilitate career center workshops for different groups on campus,” said Roberts.
Groups such as athletic teams or floors in various on-campus residences can request one of these workshops so that students can get assistance even if the career center is not open. “We do everything from creating resumes, to navigating eFriars, and interview tips,” said Roberts. In addition to working in the career center, Roberts is involved in many diverse organizations on campus. “Sometimes I think I’m a little too involved,” she admits.
Roberts is a member of the outreach committee of Student Congress, the Vice President of the NAACP, a participant in PC Pals, and part of the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs (BMSA). “I’m so all over the place in that I’m interested in so many things, and I think that everything I’m involved in on campus showcases that,” said Roberts.
As a political science major, Roberts said she has a strong passion for racial justice, but is still unsure of her post-graduation plans. “What my post-grad plans are is the big question that everyone asks me, but I enjoy not knowing what I want to do,” she said.
Roberts said she has interest in doing foreign aid work, but is unsure if she wants to be a foreign service worker in the current political climate. “I am thinking of maybe doing some sort of non-profit work or the Peace Corps,” she said. In her down time, Roberts said she loves being off campus as much as she can. She said that sometimes she just needs to separate herself, and loves going to different coffee shops. When it comes to transportation, Roberts enjoys walking or can sometimes catch a ride with friends.
“I’m from New York City so I don’t have my license, and when I don’t want to pay for transportation I will take Uncle RIPTA,” said Roberts, laughing at the name she coined for the bus. “I call it Uncle RIPTA because its not the most reliable, but it gets you where you need to go.”
With about a month of school under her belt, Roberts says she is finally getting into the swing of senior year. “It’s weird to say, but I feel like these are some of the last moments of being surrounded by my friends. My goal is to enjoy this last year at PC before going out into the real world.”