Taube Joins the CCECC to Help with Career Readiness

Caitlin Towler, Staff Writer

Ryan Taube, who hails from Greensboro, NC, has recently joined The Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness as The Coordinator of Career Competitiveness at Averett.

Taube decided to join the Averett team because he thought it was a great place to begin his career in higher education.

“Billy Wooten and Angie McAdams, as well as, the rest of the CCECC staff are great people who are very supportive and welcoming,” Taube said. “I truly enjoy coming to work each day and that is something that is very important to me.”

Taube’s job is to help prepare students for their careers after they graduate and leave Averett. This includes assisting students with resumes and cover letters, personal statements for graduate school, mock interviewing for jobs and internships, and anything else related to career or professional development.

His experience at Averett has been “fantastic so far.”

“Everyone I have met at Averett from faculty and staff to students has been very welcoming and inviting. I have learned so much about how the CCECC meets the needs of Averett’s students, DCC, PCC, and the Danville community.”

The most gratifying part of his job is helping students find career paths that they are truly passionate about and careers where they can make a difference in the lives of others.

Taube advises students preparing for future careers to take advantage of all the opportunities that are available to them beginning their freshman year.

“Students should begin building your network through professors, mentors or other professionals. A lot of times students find jobs because of who they know and not what they know.”

In his freetime, Taube enjoys running, playing soccer, and ultimate frisbee.

“I’m also a huge UNC basketball fan and New York Yankees baseball fan,” Taube said. “I also enjoy volunteering at my church with the senior high youth group.”

You can contact Taube at:
Email- [email protected]
Office phone- (434) 791-5656
Or stop by his office at the CCECC at 204 Woodland Drive on Main Campus.
You can also schedule an appointment with him using hand shake:


Taube’s “door is always open to students to discuss any questions they may have about career development, graduate school, Handshake or other topics that they have questions or concerns about.”