Coren ’21: Intern to Employee at Cornerstone Mobile Counseling
After interning at Cornerstone Mobile Counseling, Sophia Coren ’21 has landed a full-time position at the company founded and directed by Ward Halverson ’92. Cornerstone, based in Herkimer, N.Y., links individuals to local, licensed mental health professionals for free and immediate counseling in their homes or virtually across the state of New York. Coren interned with the marketing department, where she applied the analytical skills that ultimately led to her new role as an analytics lead/executive assistant.
Last summer, Coren created promotional material, such as infographics, and worked on data analysis in market research. In doing so, she examined demographic data and business statistics to make suggestions regarding outreach strategies. She continued with Cornerstone part time during her Hamilton senior year as a consultant, analyzing referral data to compare the client statistic with the number of social workers available to offer services.
Hometown: Burnsville, N.C.
High school: Mountain Heritage High School
Coren is excited by the company’s “strong team that promotes mental healthcare-centric services for people across the state of New York.” In her full-time role, she will continue her work in data, assist with the intern program, and strive to attain contracts with insurance companies in New York. She noted that she will have “a lot more responsibility in this new role and work in operations to bring in new clients and more opportunities for the company to grow.”
As a college student, Coren appreciated the writing and critical thinking skills she “developed from my discipline and my major in anthropology, because the way I think about the world has changed drastically since I started at Hamilton almost four years ago,” she said. This will help her approach the job with an open mind, strong work ethic, and determination to connect social workers to people in need. “We have 2,000 clients across the state, and the company is only growing in its client base, so it will be exciting to see how we expand.”