Loyola University Chicago

Career Development Center

Student Academic Services


Nicole Gavin

Nicole Gavin
BSEd in Elementary Education with a Reading Teacher Minor
Graduation Date:
May 2015

1. What's your current profession?
I am currently serving as a first grade teacher through Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. I am working at a school on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Hays, Montana. I have been having a great time learning about native traditions of the White Clay and Assiniboine people from the local community.

2. What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were in school?
I wish I had known that change is a necessary part of life, and that’s okay.  There have been so many moments of change and growth throughout my time in college, and that is something that I have learned to celebrate.

3. How did you use the Career Development Center?
During an Alternative Break Immersion that I participated in, I received lovely advice from a staff member who works in the Career Development Center. She eased my nerves about post-graduation plans and reminded me to choose a career that would bring me joy.