Taylor is currently a Liberal Studies major, minoring in Leadership Studies. Her dream job is to work in human resources or management. She is passionate about working harder for others than herself and wants to be the helping hand that individuals need and look for in their endeavors. Taylor explains, “I’ve gained many skills throughout my leadership courses and positions in various organizations on campus. I want to use those skills to manage a company or group of people. I’m a people person, and I enjoy building relationships within my jobs, and I want to do so in my future career as well.”
When Taylor was applying for colleges, she felt an immediate connection with Longwood the moment she first toured here. Along with her involvements on campus, she explained that Longwood is her home away from home, and she wouldn’t trade her experiences for anything else in the world. “The moment I walked onto campus, I knew it was home. It was pouring down rain and I just saw the beauty through the storm. My tour guide was so bubbly and energetic, even in the rain, and I knew that there had to be something special about this place if this girl could make me love it amongst the storm.”
Aside from being dedicated to her studies, Taylor is heavily involved on Longwood’s campus. As soon as she was able to start joining clubs and organizations at Longwood after her first semester here, she had no hesitation. Taylor is a sister of Sigma Kappa sorority, where she has held many leadership roles, such as the Vice President of Philanthropic Services. Her experiences in this role developed a strong passion within herself to become a member of the College Panhellenic Council where she served as the Vice President of Scholarship from 2017-2018, and the Vice President of Operations from 2018-2019.
"I enjoy building relationships within my jobs, and I want to do so in my future career as well."Taylor Canter ‘19
Her leadership skills have developed from her involvement in the following organizations as well, Longwood Ambassadors, Resident Assistant for two years, and being a Junior Marshal for the Class of 2018. Taylor has a strong passion for giving back to the community, especially through her role on the Relay For Life Executive Board as the Luminaria Chair. She has also given back to the Farmville community through volunteering at FACES and Habitat for Humanity.
Taylor also works in the Office of Alumni and Career Services as an Employer Engagement Assistant. In this role, she has had endless opportunities through assisting with career and internship fairs, scheduling appointments for students to visit our office for resume, cover letter, or interview purposes, and maintaining positive relationships with alumni, current students, and faculty members of Longwood University.
One professor who had a large impact on Taylor during her collegiate experience is Dr. Scott Cook. “When I was thinking about dropping a concentration and picking up a minor with only a year left of school, he made it possible. I felt hopeless and thought that I would have to stay an extra semester, but he worked with me to make it possible. I was able to complete my minor in one year, with a winter course, and will be graduating on time. He pushed me in each of my classes and helped me learn completely new things. If it weren’t for Dr. Cook’s courses, I would only be half the leader I am today.”
Consider connecting with Taylor on LinkedIn and offer any advice that you have so that she can successfully find her way into this amazing field after graduation.