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David Machowski, CDO


What do you do at Smith?

I am the associate director of the Career Development Office.

How many years have you been at the college?

Just about two now.

What is your busy season?

September through April/May.


Who gets the most face time with you?

My two young girls, Jordan, 6, and Ava, 4.

What are you reading now?

Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs, but some of my favorite contemporary authors are Tim O'Brien, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Berg and Mario Puzo.

What is your favorite movie?

So many, but I guess The Godfather I and II, and anything by Hitchcock.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

Bicycling and/or sleep!

What is your favorite wall hanging at home?

Hand printed pictures that my kids made for me for Father's Day last year.

What annoys the heck out of you?

Drivers with cell phones, who are trying to kill me.

Do you eat fast food?

Not a lot, but yes.

Do you consider yourself an urban, suburban or rural person?

Rural, for sure. Love the out-of-doors, smells/sounds of the seasons.

Who are your role models?

Sadly, I've never really thought about this. I guess a role model to me is a composite of many people's traits.

What's your favorite thing about where you grew up?

Woods and the reservoir that was my front yard.

What single piece of advice would you give to Smithies?

Take a risk but only if also willing to really work for it.

7/8/08   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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