Director, Engineering Career Services
I provide overall leadership and direction for ECS, including employer relations/recruiting functions, and all career development and job search services for Engineering undergraduates and graduate students pursuing cooperative education, internships and career employment. My experience in the career services field spans over 20 years. I started my career at Temple University in Philadelphia and I have been at Ohio State since 1995 in various career services offices. I became the Director of ECS in 2011 and my team and I look forward to working with you!
My focus is primarily on students who are seeking full-time employment and graduate students, though I advise internship and co-op candidates as well. I can provide you with valuable career related advice, including, but not limited to: resume consultations, job search strategies, interviewing preparation, career exploration, job offer evaluation, and salary negotiation. I also manage the Job Shadow Program, develop educational opportunities and materials for engineering students, and advise Kappa Theta Epsilon (the Co-op & Intern honorary). My background includes a Masters of Education from The Ohio State University and previous co-op and career counseling experience at The University of Texas at Austin’s Engineering Career Assistance Center.
Employer Services Manager
Employer Relations & Recruiting Manager
As the Employer Relations & Recruiting Manager, I coordinate all on-campus recruiting activities for Engineering Career Services. I can assist you in planning many aspects of your recruiting visit to The Ohio State University, including how to best utilize your time and get the most out of your trip. If you are new to Ohio State, I can work with you to develop a recruiting plan to help your organization acclimate to campus. My goal is to build relationships with employers in order to find their ideal student candidates and to make the recruiting process as seamless as possible!
Co-op & Internship Program Manager
I provide students with career and job search counseling, including: self-assessment, exploration (co-ops, internships, networking), job search strategies, resume writing, and interviewing preparation. I administer and interpret career assessment tools, conduct classroom presentations, and host career development workshops for students. I also assist Student Services with the Job Shadow Program. My background includes a Master’s degree in Education from Mercyhurst University where I gained internship and career counseling experience at the Career Development Center.
I assist students with job search strategies through career counseling. While providing advice on resume writing, interview preparation, and networking, I guide students through the tools available at ECS for a successful co-op/ internship and career post-graduation. As a member of the Student Services team, I will also assist with engaging our first year students in First Year Gear Up, conduct presentations in the classroom, and host career development workshops. My background includes a Master’s degree in Education from The University of Akron and experience working with students in the university’s Career Center.
Office Administrative Associate
I assist students in their transitions from campus to work. Contact me if you would like to be enrolled in Engineering 4191, the official engineering co-op/intern course. You may also contact me if you need a letter of good standing for a prospective employer, need to inactivate a dorm contract while on a co-op or intern assignment, or need verification of your full-time status to purchase athletic tickets or health insurance. I help employers connect with engineering students eager for field-related work experience. I compile Engineering Co-op & Internship Program statistics, help maintain our student and employer databases, and help keep our website updated. I have a degree in journalism from Ohio State and worked as a reporter before joining ECS.
I manage the front desk of Engineering Career Services and assist students and employers with a variety of concerns. If you have any questions about the resources that we provide, you can contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 614-292-6651, or stopping by 199 Hitchcock Hall.
Resource Planning Analyst/
Data Resource Manager
I’m here to answer questions and resolve problems regarding:
- Our online recruiting system “CareerEngine”
- Reports and statistics—managing data collection and coordination with other university offices and producing detailed reports
- Procedural and technical issues
If I can’t help, luckily I know the people who can! My academic training (BFA and MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) helps with problem-solving, too.