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Meet The New OVCT Career Management Director – Carolyn Grimes

Does she look familiar? Yes! Ohio Valley College of Technology extends congratulations to Mrs. Carolyn Grimes, an instructor at the Ohio Valley College of Technology who is now the Career Management Director on-campus.

“I have really enjoyed seeing our students grow over time as an instructor at OVCT,” Mrs. Grimes said. “One of the best parts of my job as an instructor was help getting them ready for their careers and now I have even more of an opportunity to help our students make a life-changing transition into the careers they have been working so hard toward.”

Mrs. Grimes is very excited about the many new components of the position and she has a wide variety of new ideas for the department. She points out that working together in the Career Preparation class will be a great time to help students develop all of the tools they will need for their job search.

“If I had to pick just one thing, I would say that assisting our students in getting placed in jobs from their field of study will be the most rewarding and exciting part of my new job!” she said.

A few characteristics Mrs. Grimes bring to the position: enthusiasm, initiative, integrity, problem solving, technology skills and innovation.

Mrs. Grimes loves working at OVCT because of the excellent team of hardworking professionals.

“It is great being a part of such a friendly team environment where it feels like everyone is willing to pitch in and help out, no matter the task at hand,” she said. “At OVCT, no matter what an individual’s job is, they see the larger picture everyone is committed toward: excellent recruiting and admissions, super effective training in our classrooms, and of course, outstanding career placement!”

Here’s a little “outside of the office” fun information about Mrs. Grimes!

She’s originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts, so she’s a huge Red Sox fan! She attended and graduated from Ohio State University, so she also enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes. She’s a huge animal lover and has two very spoiled beagles at home named Fenway and Buckeye.

Mrs. Grimes loves reading and holds three active library cards at libraries. Her husband bought her a Kindle a couple of years ago and she reads a “ridiculous amount” of books on it, but she also likes to still buy paperbacks because of the irreplaceable feeling of holding an actual book in her hands.

She also loves music and is an avid collector of vintage LP (Long Play), or long-playing microgroove records.

Her favorites:

  • Movie: Mrs. Grimes can’t pick just one favorite movie. She loves most movies, with the exception of scary ones. Some of her favorites include, “Shawshank Redemption” and “The Last Unicorn.”
  • Favorite Book: “Galapagos” by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Video Game: Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time – Nintendo 64
  • Food: Blueberries
  • Color: Blue

For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed their programs, and other important information, please visit our website at www.ovct.edu/programs.