On Friday, March 22, Holy Cross held its annual Career Day program, welcoming 16 alumnae back to discuss the choices that led them to their career paths. The program is organized by the Holy Cross Counseling and Alumnae offices.
The Career Day program began with an all-school assembly keynote address by Dominica Groom Williams '00. Dominica is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Freddie Mac, where she leads the company's efforts to recruit and retain a diverse employee base and to provide equal opportunity in their contracting practices. Before joining Freddie Mac, she was the Senior Director, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability at Marriott International. She has been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Women" in Maryland by The Daily Record, for her leadership, community service and mentoring, and as one of Maryland's top Leading Women under the age of 40. She was named a Top Influential Leader in Diversity by the National Association for Minority Companies for her commitment to diversity and inclusion. In 2016, Holy Cross recognized Dominica as a Distinguished Alumna. In her address, Dominica shared about the influence Holy Cross had on her career path and offered words of advice to the girls about how their solid educational foundation will ultimately serve them well in their future.Following the assembly, the Freshman and Sophomore classes attended a panel discussion with Tyler Cumbo '07, a business law attorney; Erin Dunn 04, an early childhood special education teacher; and Lauren Dorozynski '06, a nurse at Children's National Medical Center. Juniors and Seniors attended pre-chosen breakout sessions with alumnae from a variety of different career fields. Alumnae discussed the choices they made that helped them determine their careers. They discussed the opportunities they followed in college and options they pursued in determining the fields they chose. They also discussed what their current jobs involve and answered questions from the students. Following the program several of the alumnae remained during the lunch period to continue their conversations with students.