My name is Jaityn (jay ten) Gomez and I am the Career Engagement Specialist with Career Services. In my position, I assist our undergrads by preparing them for their next phase whether it be entering the workforce or pursuing graduate school. I help with resume reviews, cover letter reviews, mock interviews, give classroom presentations and much more with the help of our student Career Coaches.
I graduated from Fort Lewis in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications and a minor in Sociology. As a first-generation student, I was a member of TRIO and worked with our campus radio station, KDUR. After graduation, I worked in sales for a local radio station before transitioning back to FLC to work in Skyhawk Station as an Advisor. I advised for a year before finding my new role with Career Services. I loved my time as a student at FLC and I am thankful to be back here serving the next wave of FLC graduates.
Outside of work, you can usually find me cooking something delicious and binging my latest obsession on Netflix or Hulu with my fur babies. I also enjoy hiking, reading, true crime podcasts and yoga.
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Assistant Director of the Career and Life Design Center & Internship Coordinator
My name is Brett Polen and I am the Assistant Director of the Career and Life Design Center & Internship Coordinator at Fort Lewis College. I work with students and employers to identify internship opportunities and develop curriculum campus wide to prepare for life after college.
I graduated from Michigan State University (Go Green!) and previously worked at the Law School for Michigan State and most recently for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon national fraternity headquarters. At SAE I worked with our undergraduate members on leadership development, conduct, and consulted on organization operations. I’ve visited over 75 colleges in the country through my travel and one in Montreal, Canada.
Outside of work, I like to hike, play hockey, lacrosse, and pretend to be a Triathlete. I moved here from Chicago, so I’m taking full advantage of the beautiful landscape Durango has to offer. On the weekends you’ll likely catch me on a trail or trying to meet my reading goal this year of 40 books.
Fun fact about me, I have an irrational fear of large boat propellers.