At University Career Services, we are diverse, inclusive, and passionate about eliminating barriers to economic and social mobility, given our own identities and career paths.
Career Advice: Fear doesn't need to stop your career progress. Move forward afraid!
Associate Director, Career Development
Once a year, I travel to a new international destination to open my horizons to new experiences, cultures, and customs.
Career Fair Manager
Fun Fact: In my ongoing quest to protect the vegetables growing in my back garden, I have live-trapped a bunch of wild animals and released them of course somewhere else!
First Job: Sales representative for Olan Mills Portrait Studios.
Industries: Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Data Analytics
First Job: I got my first job at 16, scooping ice cream and waiting tables. I was a first-generation student and had to work to pay my college tuition.
Customer Service and Student Leadership Coordinator
First Job: It was working on a produce farm!
Career Advice: View every person you meet as a door that may lead you to a new opportunity.
Industry Advisor, Health
Industries: Engineering, Cyber Security, Construction, and Manufacturing
Career Advice: Use Handshake! I found my first internship in 2006 by flipping through a 3 ring binder of printed internships in my community college's career center.
Senior Career Counselor
Career Advice: It is ok to not know and to change your mind!
Mary Claire Kraft
Manager, Employer Outreach
Career Advice: Avoid the blame game! Making others look bad looks bad on you too!
Assistant Director, Trends, Assessment and Marketing
First Job: Research Assistant at Children's National Medical Center (DC).
Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives
Career Advice: Apply to jobs you actually want. Your enthusiasm will shine through in your application and in your interview.
Assistant Director, Career Education
First Job: I worked in a kennel.
Industries: Government, Law and Criminal Justice
First Job: Soccer Referee.
Career Advice: Always remember your values as you are making decisions about your career.
Industries: Education, Human Services, Nonprofit
Career Advice: Get out there and experience anything you are interested in! Try things out - whether it is paid or not, one experience leads to the next.
Victoria A. Suárez
Assistant Director, Employer Development
Industries: Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Finance, Real Estate, Retail Management, Consumer Products
First Job: "Frank's Franks" - a hot dog shop on Camp Courtney, Okinawa Japan.
Industry Advisor, Science
First Job: was at Dairy Queen.
First Job: Busser/Dishwasher at Bob Evans.
Associate Director, Industry Advising and Employer Development
First Job: Was as a babysitter, I was 11yrs old watching 3 kids all day.
Senior Career Counselor, Manager of Graduate Intern Program
Career Advice: Develop the mindset that your career is a journey, not a destination.
Industries: Advertising, Arts and Entertainment, Hospitality/Tourism, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, Sports and Recreation
First Job: Was in the 9th grade at Baskin Robbins. After I worked there I couldn't eat ice cream for nearly two years.
On-Campus Student Employment Specialist
Career Advice: The best decisions are informed decisions. Arm yourself with as much information as possible when planning your career.