Providing Educational Remedies
Although Danielle Nightingale studied biology in college, her approach to helping students is anything but clinical.
As a college student, I studied biology and expected to use that knowledge for a career in medical sales. However, after working in the field for a few years, I wanted to try something different. At Oakton, I have been able to use my science background in the Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach, where I initially specialized in helping students apply for limited enrollment programs – specifically the health career programs.
Currently I work in the same department, though now I am the recruitment and outreach specialist. I love the challenges and the variety the job presents. Depending on the season, you may find me recruiting students at college fairs, giving presentations to the community or planning orientation sessions for new students.
Whatever task I am involved in, I am always doing what I love best: helping students. Throughout the college selection process, I make myself available to students to answer any questions they may have – from the many reasons to attend Oakton to how to register. Even if their question isn’t about admission, I am happy to be a point person and help them the best I can. It means a lot to me when I can help others advance their education.
Although some people believe college is not for everyone, I believe Oakton Community College is. With transfer, career and noncredit programs, we have something for everyone. We cater to every type of student — whether they are starting out or starting over.
Recruitment and Outreach Specialist