Technology Assistants’ Corner

Technology Assistants are an important of the Library & STICC labs.  The provide software assistance to those visiting these places.  This semester we highlight Carlette (Carla) Williams.

Major/Career Plans
Social Work/Criminal Justice with a Certificate in Child Welfare –
Opening Domestic Violence House for Abused Women

What do you like best about the position you’re in now?
What I like best about this position in the STICC is the new technology I am learning.  I can take this knowledge and apply it to my life after Marygrove.

Why do you like working in Technology?
The possibilities are endless when you work with technology.  It allows you to let the imagination flow.  I like knowing that I can be as creative as I want with technology. (If you have ever worked with Publisher or Visio, you know this to be true).

What’s your earliest or funniest memory of using technology?
I would have to say the first time I got a computer and I was trying to type a paper as though it was a typewriter.  I had no idea how to spell check or make corrections to the paper without retyping it all.  It was really a mess.

What is your favorite software program? Why?
I enjoy them all, but I would have to say that Word is my favorite.  The simplest one, maybe, but it allows you to be creative in a lot of ways; from typing documents to adding information into that document to publishing that document.  I love it.  However, I am also a Publisher fan; I like that I am able to use the templates to create flyers and banners.

What position have you held in the past that is most different from what you’re doing now?
I used to teach pre-K, K and 1st grade, that is so far removed from what I do now.  While I enjoy them both, I prefer what I am doing now to what I was doing then.

What made you decide to attend Marygrove?
There was an open house at Oakland Community College, the school I was attending in 2010, and Chanda, from admissions, showed up and was speaking about the social work program as though it was something exciting.  I was hooked and the rest is history.

What has been your favorite class at Marygrove?
I would have to say English 312, Advanced Written and Oral Communication, has been my favorite class here. If you think you know how to write, you have no idea, until you have taken this class. I learned so much.

What other activities are you involved with at Marygrove?
I am a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society and Network.

Describe your best moment at Marygrove so far.
My best moment at Marygrove would have to be my decision to accept a position in the STICC lab.  I am learning so much more about technology and other things that will guide and direct me while I continue my education.

Any “Words of Wisdom” for students?
“Doing good is its own reward.”

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