Caitlin Brison

CO-OP + CAREER Advisor

Caitlin Brison

Advising Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Available Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Student last names A-L and all International Mechanical Engineering students

Drop-in Hours

Drop in hours are suspended and we will notify you when they resume.

To make an appointment:

  • Call our main line at 617-989-4101, stop by the front desk, or
  • Schedule on WITworks under Counselling Appointment>Request New Appointment.  Use your Wentworth credentials to login.  All Wentworth students and alumni have an account.  If you are an alumni and are having trouble accessing the WITworks, contact us at coopsandcareers@wit.edu or 617-989-4101.

Note: Due to Covid-19, all appointments are virtual; by phone or video.  Please indicate your preference and if phone, provide a phone number at which you can be called when scheduling your appointment.  

BIOGRAPHY

Caitlin Brison joined Wentworth’s CO-OP + CAREERS in 2015.  Originally from southern California, she made the move to Boston in 2005.  She attended Boston College for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and has worked at several colleges in Boston.  Caitlin loves coaching and supporting students during their career development.  She hopes to impart to students the skills necessary to identify and create rich experiential learning opportunities for themselves.

Unique fact:
One of her favorite things to do is hike the California coast. She has climbed Half-Dome in Yosemite and logged many miles through the Santa Monica Mountains.

 

All Posts

Feedback: How to get it and why you need it

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By: Caitlin Brison

Co-op – it’s learning by doing. Actually, it’s learning through reflection on doing.  During a co-op semester, students have the opportunity to work hands-on in a professional setting outside the classroom. The key ingredient that makes co-op a …

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How to Prepare for CO-OP + CAREER Fair

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By: Caitlin Brison

How to WORK the Career Fair – An approach for everyone, whether you are low-key or EXTRA!

Low Key Approach
EXTRA Approach
RESEARCH

•   Find the list of employers attending on the “Jobs and Careers” App and research the …

By brisonc
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How to WORK the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

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By: Caitlin Brison

TFW you nail the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

An approach for everyone, whether you are low-key or EXTRA!

Low Key
EXTRA
RESEARCH
Find the list of employers attending on the “Fairs App” and research the ones that interest …

By brisonc
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Cycle of learning, doing, and reflecting

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By: Caitlin Brison

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.  – Chinese Proverb

Kolb’s (1984) Experiential Learning model proposes that we are naturally capable of learning, but experience plays a critical role …

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How to Work the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

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TFW you nail the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

An approach for everyone, whether you are low-key or EXTRA!

Low Key
EXTRA
RESEARCH
Find the list of employers attending on the “Fairs App” and research the ones that interest you.
Look to …

By Caitlin Brison
Caitlin Brison CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Caitlin Brison
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How to Work the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

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An approach for everyone, whether you are low-key or EXTRA!

Low Key
EXTRA
RESEARCH
Find the list of employers attending on the “Fairs App” and research the ones that interest you.
Look to see if they have positions posted so …

By Caitlin Brison
Caitlin Brison CO-OP + CAREER Advisor Caitlin Brison
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Cover Letters: Why and How

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Cover letters…does anyone actually read these? Why, yes! Many do! While we cannot predict which hiring managers read cover letters and which do not, we do know for certain that those that read them really care! Hiring managers like a …

By Caitlin Brison
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